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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

3. What is clinical health psychology?

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.