Psychology - What we do
Psychologists who strive to understand how biological, behavioral, and social factors influence health and illness are called health psychologists. In the medical setting, health psychologists work with many different healthcare professionals who may include physicians, nurse, pharmacists, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, and even chaplains.

The goal of SIMED Health Psychology is to "focus on the person with the illness instead of the illness that the person has." Psychologists teach coping techniques. This is accomplished through cognitive therapy, family therapy and mostly assisting the patient in learning how to make adaptive choices that improve their own independent functioning and quality of life. The Providers of SIMED Health Psychology will assist patients with management of stress related to their medical condition. The goal is to enable our patients to develop effective coping mechanisms to dealing with their pain and related stressors. More importantly, we want to change the patients' response to their medical condition from passive, reactive or helpless, to being an active, resourceful and competent patient. We will work with you to promote behaviors that will improve your chances of recovering from your medical condition.

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