Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapter 9 in the course textbook and the articles Careers in Health Psychology (Links to an external site.), https://www.learnpsychology.org/health-psychology/ Pursuing a Career in Health Psychology (Links to an external site.), https://www.apa.org/action/science/health/education-training and Clinical Health Psychology (Links to an external site.). https://www.apa.org/ed/graduate/specialize/health
Health psychology can be applied in numerous settings. Whether you are a health clinician, a leader within an organization, a daycare provider, a parent, or a licensed psychologist, understanding how one’s health can affect one’s psychological well-being is an important area for consideration.
Based on your goals (to work in the field of Child Advocacy), address all of the following topics associated with health psychology and how you can potentially use this information to support your goals ( to work in child advocacy) , whether in the health field or other discipline. Remember that you can use your knowledge in these areas in differing ways. For example, if you are working in HR, you may be able to use this knowledge to support employee wellness. If you are working as an educator, confidentiality is very important.
Topics to discuss:
- Nutrition and Exercise
- Effective Stress Management
- Cultural Competence
For example, if you are going to graduate school to become a licensed clinical psychologist, how will this information help your clients? If you are a daycare provider, how could this be applied when designing activities for children? If you desire to be a manager or leader in an organization, how can this knowledge help you to support your employees more successfully?