Medical Psychology

Medical psychology is the application of psychological principles to the practice of medicine for both physical and mental disorders. The American Psychological Association (APA) defines medical psychology as "that branch of psychology that integrates somatic and psychotherapeutic modalities into the management of mental illness and emotional, cognitive, behavioral and substance use disorders". A medical psychologist does not automatically equate with a psychologist who has the authority to prescribe medication. International Conference on Counselling Psychology December 08-10, 2016 San Antonio, USA.

Medical Psychology trained as a specialty at the post doctoral level and designed to deliver advanced diagnostic and clinical interventions in Medical and Healthcare Facilities utilizing the knowledge and skills of clinical psychology, health psychology, behavioral medicine, psychopharmacology and basic medical science. Psychologists with post doctoral specialty training as medical psychologists are the practitioners with refined skills in clinical observation in of the field of psychology, learning, central nervous system adaptation and change, and adaptation and lifestyle change applying a number of different methods in several different mediums of treatment.

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  •  Behavioral medicine
  •  Nicotine research
  •  Eating disorders
  •  Psychiatry residents
  •  Psychology interns

Medical Psychology Conference Speakers