Peer-Recommended Resources: Members’ “Must Have” Health Psychology Books

Compiled by Paul T. Korte, Ph.D.

What is that “must have” Health Psychology book on your bookshelf (or wish list)? We asked our membership that very question and received a list of books discussing integrated care, physical health disorders, and more. Some books received many votes and all were viewed as seminal texts in the professional role of health psychologists. If you would like to share additional resources, please add them in the comment section below so our list of peer-recommended resources keeps growing. Enjoy!

Feldman, M. D. & Christensen, J. F. (2014). Behavioral medicine: A guide to clinical practice (4th ed.). Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill Education.

Hunter, C. L., Goodie, J. L., Oordt, M. S., & Dobmeyer, A.C. (2016).  Integrated behavioral health in primary care:  Step-by-step guidance for assessment and intervention (2nd ed.).  Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Hunter, C. M., Hunter, C. L., & Kessler, R. (Eds.). (2014). Handbook of clinical psychology in medical settings: Evidence-based assessment and intervention. New York, NY: Springer.

Labott, S. (2019). Health psychology consultation in the inpatient medical setting. Washington D. C.: American Psychological Association.

Larkin, K. T. & Klonoff, E. A. (2014). Specialty competencies in clinical health psychology. New York, NY: Oxford Press.

Morrison, J. (2015). When psychological problems mask medical disorders: A guild for psychotherapists (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Guildford Press.

Sapolsky, R. M. (2004). Why zebras don’t get ulcers (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Holt Paperbacks.

Stone, G. C., Cohen, F., & Adler, N. E. (1979). Health psychology: A handbook: Theories, applications, and challenges of a psychological approach to the health care system. New York, NY: Jossey-Bass Inc Publishing.

Stuart, M. R. & Lieberman, J. A. (2015). The fifteen minute hour: Therapeutic talk in primary care (5th ed.). London, UK: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd.

Suls, J. M., Davidson, K. W., & Kaplan R. M. (Eds.). (2010). Handbook of health psychology and behavioral medicine. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Thorn, B. E. (2017). Cognitive therapy for chronic pain: A step-by-step guide (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Vervoort, T., Karos, K., Trost, Z., & Prkachin, K. M. (Eds.). (2018). Social and interpersonal dynamics in pain: We don’t suffer alone. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Thank you to all who contributed!

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