Is critical health psychology healthy?

Hepworth, Julie (2005). Is critical health psychology healthy?. In: Book of Abstracts. ISCHP 2005: 4th International Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology, Sheffield, U.K., (16-16). 29 March-1 April 2005.

Author Hepworth, Julie
Title of paper Is critical health psychology healthy?
Conference name ISCHP 2005: 4th International Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology
Conference location Sheffield, U.K.
Conference dates 29 March-1 April 2005
Convener International Society of Critical Health Psychology
Proceedings title Book of Abstracts
Place of Publication Sheffield, U.K.
Publisher The University of Sheffield
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Published abstract
Start page 16
End page 16
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
In contrast to mainstream health psychology, critical health psychology explicitly sought approaches to health that took account of contexts, power relations, and broader social and political structures. Developed from a breadth of ideas, enthusiasm, theoretical, methodological, and practice strengths from the late 1990s a number of events signalled the arrival of critical health psychology as a sub-field of psychology and in the social sciences more generally. The inaugural critical health psychology conference “Reconstructing Health Psychology” in 1999, and biennial conferences are significant markers of these developments. Six years on from the first conference, critical health psychology faces a series of challenges linked to global politics, research, and professionalization. This paper provides a context to the emergence of some of these challenges, case study illustrations of their effects, and identifies various areas for further work in order to meet the aims of CHP.
Subjects 1117 Public Health and Health Services
1701 Psychology
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

 
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