Clinical health psychology is a specialist area of psychology where a clinical psychologist
applies their skills in the assessment and treatment of human distress to the physical
and sexual health arena. This can include the following areas: management of stress
and pain; support/ rehabilitation for people affected by chronic illnesses (e.g.,
cancer, HIV or cardiovascular disease); developing interventions for problems related
to, for example, spinal cord injury and disfiguring surgery; supporting health professionals,
and carrying out research.