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College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Health Psychology

This area provides students with training opportunities in health psychology.  Primary clinical training in health psychology occurs at the Behavioral Medicine Service at the University’s Health and Wellness Services. The Behavioral Medicine Service responds to referrals from University physicians. Typical referrals include headache, gastrointestinal disorders, sleep disorders, and pain syndromes.  Additional opportunities for clinical work exist at Palouse Medical, a large local medical care clinic and the Benewah Medical Center, a medical clinic located on the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Reservation.
Clinical training in health psychology is also available in Spokane, Washington.  In addition to clinical training experiences, students may be involved in research in behavioral medicine and health psychology with the faculty as well as conducting their master’s project/dissertation research in this area.

Faculty

Pullman clinical faculty associated with this area

Bruce Wright, M.D.
General psychiatry; behavioral medicine; psychosocial factors in cardiovascular disease; psychopharmacology

Regional campus clinical faculty associated with this area

Dennis Dyck, Ph.D. (Spokane campus)
Clinical psychology; health psychology; serious and persistent mental illness (e.g., schizophrenia)

John M. Roll, Ph.D. (Spokane campus)
Developing, evaluating and disseminating evidence-based treatment of substance abuse disorders.  Developing protocols for implementing evidence based treatment for substance use disorders and mental health concerns in rural areas

Washington State University