Health care psychology: Prospects for the well-being of children

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Abstract

Reviews historical as well as recent developments in the area of health care psychology for children. This area is contrasted with both behavioral medicine for adults and the traditional areas of child psychology. Certain unique characteristics of psychodiagnosis and psychotherapy in health care psychology are pointed out. Promising areas for future research are described, and implications for the wellbeing of children are drawn. (37 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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