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Clinical Major Area of Study: Health

The Health Psychology major area of study at Fordham is part of an APA accredited program designed to provide an opportunity for clinical students interested in integrating principles of behavioral medicine into their clinical work and research. This is achieved through a systematic series of coursework, research and clinical experience in a variety of forensic settings.

The Health Psychology major area of study at Fordham is in line with the mission statement of APA Division 38 (Health Psychology), which seeks to integrate biomedical information about health and illness with clinical psychology training. Students are encouraged to strive towards an understanding of health and illness through research and clinical training during their predoctoral studies.

Requirements of the major area of study include completion of the clinical psychology core curriculum along with completion of a minimum of three courses within the Health Psychology major area of study, one externship in health psychology and predoctoral or doctoral research in a topic related to health psychology.

The primary goal of this program is to train students on how to integrate biomedical information about health and illness with clinical training to improve outcomes in health psychology research, clinical work, assessment and intervention. Our students have the opportunity to work and train with health psychologists throughout a variety of hospitals and healthcare settings throughout NYC. Ultimately, we see our students going on to thriving health psychology careers in academia, research, medical and clinical settings and encourage our alumni to pursue board certification in clinical health psychology.

Faculty

Our Health Psychology major area of study faculty includes outstanding primary and affiliated faculty.

Primary
Rachel Annunziato, PhD
Natasha L. Burke, PhD
Barry Rosenfeld, PhD, ABPP

Affiliated Faculty
Monica Rivera Mindt, PhD, ABPP

PSYC 6020 Health Psychology Year 2 or 3 3 Credits
PSYC 6050 Behavioral Medicine Year 2 or 3 3 Credits
PSYC 6251 Neuropsychology with lab Year 2 or 3 3 Credits
PSYC 6257 Child Neuropsychology with lab Year 2 or 3 3 Credits
PSYC 6290 Health Disparities Year 2 or 3 3 Credits
  One externship specializing in neuropsychology or health psychology Year 2 or 3  
  Predoctoral or doctoral research in neuropsychology or health psychology    

Primary Faculty: Drs. Rachel Annunziato, Natasha L. Burke, and Barry Rosenfeld; Affiliated Faculty: Dr. Monica Rivera Mindt

Online Resources

Professional Organizations
American Psychological Association (APA)
American Psychological Association Division 38/Health Psychology
International Psycho-Oncology Society
Society for Behavioral Medicine
The American Board of Clinical Health Psychology (ABCHP)

List serves
DIV38 General Communications
DIV38ECD Ethnic/Cultural Diversity forum
DIV38ECP Early Career Professionals forum
DIV38IG-W Women and Health forum
DIV38INT International Health forum
DIV38PRIMCARE Integrated Primary Care forum
DIV38SEXUAL-REPRODUCTIVEHLTH Sexuality and Health forum
DIV38STU Student forum