Editura Universitara Health psychology - Volume VIII - Scientifically validated approaches

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Publisher: Universitară

Author: Eugen Avram - Coordonator

ISBN: 978-606-591-886-3

DOI: 10.5682/9786065918863

Publisher year: 2014

Edition: I

Pages: 206

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Health psychology is an extremely vast field of study, with profound implications in psychological practice in all areas of human and social life. This paper aims to provide those with additional training modern landmarks in this discipline. The set of volumes entitled “Health psychology - applied approaches - includes specialized studies, signed by Romanian authors, university teachers, practitioners from health organizations, but also young aspirants to a career in health. The objective of these publications is represented by the increase of the informative capital, the updating of the information within the university curriculum, the highlighting of some Romanian, international contributions, and, especially, of the personal contributions of the authors, capitalizing the current scientific interests and practical experience.

Both the studies in the volumes published in 2010 and those that will follow aim to cover general and specific topics in health psychology. In a review of the topics we mention the following topics: the need to study health psychology, models in health psychology (eg, biopsychosocial model), body systems (nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, etc.), diseases and psychology (in heart disease, diabetes, congestion, brain damage, arthritis, HIV, etc.), applications in specialized subfields (psychoendocrinology, psychoneuroimmunology, psychocardiology, etc.), promoting healthy behavior (eg, maintaining a healthy diet, weight control, sleep , smoking and alcoholism - psychological, social aspects, treatment strategies), patterns of behavior change, accident prevention, behavior and severe diagnoses, such as cancer, stress and determinants, illness, personality and coping, well-being, social and family support , couple, mental balance, the role of the psychologist in the therapy of sick people, answer emotional disorders in chronic diseases (denial, anxiety, depression), techniques for controlling thoughts, emotions or other maladaptive symptoms, pain and chronic disease management, pain psychotherapy (hypnosis, guided imagery, patient distraction, etc.), quality of life, psychological intervention in chronic disease, patient education, health promotion programs, methodological aspects (evaluation, measurement of health status and countless psycho-behavioral variables), challenges of research and applications of health psychology in certain existential settings (family, clinics, organizations , etc.), use of health services, interventions in hospitals or specialized units, hospitalization of children, preparation for medical interventions, characteristics of people working in the field of health, psychologist-patient communication, patient-doctor, analysis of costs necessary to run programs health etc.


To these topics are added modern contributions: the boundaries of psycho-behavioral normality, studies of healthy personality, positive personality, psychological aspects in brain pathologies, maladaptive phenomena, mental fragility in psychosomatic disorders, studies on family and partnership dynamics, activities and therapeutic relationships, current standards of practice in the field of health psychology, etc. The intention of the publisher, but also of the authors is to continue this editorial approach in the years to come, having the will to consolidate the training of applicants for employment in the field of health, but also of those who already work in these structures.
Eugen Avram is an Associate Professor, Doctor of Psychology, Director of the Department of Psychology at the University of Bucharest; clinical psychologist at Bagdasar-Arseni Hospital in Bucharest. He is the coordinator of the master's program in Health Psychology: Research and Behavioral Optimization, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest.

Barbara Craciun is a university lecturer at the "Titu Maiorescu" University of Bucharest, doctor in psychology, psychotherapist and trainer in hypnosis and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy.

Romeo Zeno Cretu is an associate professor. PhD in the Department of Psychology of the University of Bucharest. The favorite fields of research and didactic activity are personality psychology and psychological research methodology. He is the coordinator of the master's program in Organizational Psychology and Human Resources Management.

Simona Maria Glaveanu is a psychologist, doctor of psychology, university lecturer at the Ecological University of Bucharest; graduate of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences within the University of Bucharest; graduate of the master's programs: "Organizational and economic psychology" / University of Bucharest and "Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy" / "Titu Maiorescu" University.

Irina Holdevici is a PhD professor at "Titu Maiorescu" University, trainer in hypnosis and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. Author of numerous volumes and studies on psychotherapy; founder of the Association of Hypnotherapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy (AHPCC).

Daniela Ionescu is a psychotherapist and researcher, she graduated from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest and two master's programs (Occupational Health at the University of Bucharest and psychotherapy at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca). He is a doctoral student at Al. I. Cuza from Iasi.

Denisa-Mihaela Marin is a clinical psychologist, she graduated from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest and the master's degree in clinical psychology.

Aurel Mohan is a neurosurgeon, doctor of medicine, assistant professor, University of Oradea, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy.

Dumitru Mohan is an associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy in Oradea, primary neurosurgeon and head of the Neurosurgery Clinic within the Oradea County Emergency Clinical Hospital, President of the College of Physicians of Bihor, member of the Balkan Medical Union.

Corina-Luiza Olteanu is a clinical psychologist, she graduated from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest and the master's degree in clinical psychology.

Andrada Parvu is a hematologist, doctor of medical sciences, trainer for adult education, psychological counseling, communication, training of trainers, professional guidance of young people. He is the founder of the Psychological Support Group for patients with hemopathy, which has been running in the Cluj Hematology Clinic since 2005.

Horia Ples is a primary neurosurgeon, doctor of medicine. Head of the neurosurgery clinical department Timisoara, head of the neurosurgery discipline UMF Timisoara, President of C.A. of the Imaging Diagnostic Center "Neuromed" Timisoara, President of the Association of Private Ambulance Services in Romania.

Ovidiu Pop is a PhD lecturer in the Department of Psychology / Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest, trainer in psychotherapy.

Serban A. Zanfirescu is a psychotherapist in training, master student of the program of Health Psychology - Clinical Research and Behavioral Optimization, within the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest.

Romeo Zeno Cretu
Quality of life: conceptual models and evaluation tools / 7
Eugen Avram, Corina-Luiza Olteanu, Denisa-Mihaela Marin
Self - regulation of health behavior / 20
Eugen Avram, Serban A. Zanfirescu
Perception of health risk and preventive behavior / 57
Irina Holdevici, Barbara Craciun
Cognitive-behavioral and hypnotherapeutic interventions in post-traumatic stress disorder / 70
Simona Maria Glaveanu
Multidimensional approach to ADHD diagnosis and intervention / 88
Andrada Parvu
Advance Directive - benefits and controversies / 103
Horia Ples
Therapeutic context in neuropsychic rehabilitation / 119
Aurel Mohan, Dumitru Mohan
Quality of life in lumbar disc herniation / 138
Aurel Mohan, Dumitru Mohan
Physical and vocational rehabilitation in lumbar disc herniation / 161
Daniela Ionescu
Authenticity of the self, concordance of self-purpose and psychological well-being / 181
Ovidiu Pop
Necessary, relevant and contextual ethical manifestations and behaviors in the clinical space / 193

Health psychology is an extremely vast field of study, with profound implications in psychological practice in all areas of human and social life. This paper aims to provide those with additional training modern landmarks in this discipline. The set of volumes entitled “Health psychology - applied approaches - includes specialized studies, signed by Romanian authors, university teachers, practitioners from health organizations, but also young aspirants to a career in health. The objective of these publications is represented by the increase of the informative capital, the updating of the information within the university curriculum, the highlighting of some Romanian, international contributions, and, especially, of the personal contributions of the authors, capitalizing the current scientific interests and practical experience.

Both the studies in the volumes published in 2010 and those that will follow aim to cover general and specific topics in health psychology. In a review of the topics we mention the following topics: the need to study health psychology, models in health psychology (eg, biopsychosocial model), body systems (nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, etc.), diseases and psychology (in heart disease, diabetes, congestion, brain damage, arthritis, HIV, etc.), applications in specialized subfields (psychoendocrinology, psychoneuroimmunology, psychocardiology, etc.), promoting healthy behavior (eg, maintaining a healthy diet, weight control, sleep , smoking and alcoholism - psychological, social aspects, treatment strategies), patterns of behavior change, accident prevention, behavior and severe diagnoses, such as cancer, stress and determinants, illness, personality and coping, well-being, social and family support , couple, mental balance, the role of the psychologist in the therapy of sick people, answer emotional disorders in chronic diseases (denial, anxiety, depression), techniques for controlling thoughts, emotions or other maladaptive symptoms, pain and chronic disease management, pain psychotherapy (hypnosis, guided imagery, patient distraction, etc.), quality of life, psychological intervention in chronic disease, patient education, health promotion programs, methodological aspects (evaluation, measurement of health status and countless psycho-behavioral variables), challenges of research and applications of health psychology in certain existential settings (family, clinics, organizations , etc.), use of health services, interventions in hospitals or specialized units, hospitalization of children, preparation for medical interventions, characteristics of people working in the field of health, psychologist-patient communication, patient-doctor, analysis of costs necessary to run programs health etc.


To these topics are added modern contributions: the boundaries of psycho-behavioral normality, studies of healthy personality, positive personality, psychological aspects in brain pathologies, maladaptive phenomena, mental fragility in psychosomatic disorders, studies on family and partnership dynamics, activities and therapeutic relationships, current standards of practice in the field of health psychology, etc. The intention of the publisher, but also of the authors is to continue this editorial approach in the years to come, having the will to consolidate the training of applicants for employment in the field of health, but also of those who already work in these structures.

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