This practical book describes the latest collaborative clinical work, research, and teaching between psychologists and pediatricians in medical settings during the 1990s. The author and his colleagues thoroughly detail the benefits and pitfalls of interdisciplinary collaboration-offering a unique perspective on pediatric psychology and identifying potential areas for future research. This volume also features a descriptive model of collaborate activities and discusses professional and practical issues; empirical evaluations; development of pediatric psychology programs in academic settings; and the impact of health care reform on future research.
Part I: Evolution of Collaboration among Psychologists and Pediatricians: A Brief History. Models of Collaborative Activities and Influences. Consultation and Collaboration in Pediatric Primary Care Settings. Consultation and Collaboration in Pediatric Inpatient Settings. Collaborating with other Professions in Pediatric Settings. Collaboration in Programs for Children with Chronic Health Conditions and Their Families. Researchrelated Collaboration. Developing Pediatric Psychology Programs in Academic Medical Settings. Professional and Ethical Issues in Consultation and Collaboration. Empirical Studies of Consultation and Collaboration. Training Psychologists in Consultation and Collaboration. Part II: New Directions for Collaboration with Physicians. Developing a Collaborative Pediatric Psychology Practice in a Pediatric Primary Care Setting; L.K. Hurley. Collaborative Psychology Practice in Pediatric Gastroenterology: Clinical Issues and Professional Opportunities; C. Cunningham. Consultation in an Adolescent Medicine Clinic; S.K. Rosenthal. Psychological Consultation in Family Medicine; P. Crawford. Anticipating the Future of Collaboration. Epilogue: Final Reflections on Lessons Learned in Collaboration. Index.