PS5401 Mind-Body Approaches to Health Psychology

A comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of health psychology examining the application of psychological theory and research to specific health issues. Strategies of health promotion and disease prevention as well as the management of chronic and terminal illness are examined. Review of relevant research and applications to counseling practice comprise a significant portion of this course, including coverage of evidence-based therapeutic techniques for stress reduction. These include but are not limited to biofeedback, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises, guided imagery, dream work, yoga, Tai chi/qi gong, exercise, sleep hygiene, and components of nutrition. In vivo experience and application are keys aspects of this course.




Admission into Master of Arts in counseling psychology program