Study and Career Opportunities

BioPsychoSocial_Health2.jpgThere are several pathways to becoming health psychologist; however, those wishing to undergo board certification should consult the American Board of Clinical Health Psychology. There are two lines of graduate programs available: masters and doctoral programs. They include courses in research methods, statistics, introductory and abnormal psychology, pain management, mind-body connection, health care management, stress and illness, physiological psychology, psychopharmacology and several other elective options. PhD programs additionally involve extensive doctoral coursework and a substantial dissertation.

Several other careers in health related fields incorporate biopsychosocial principles, such as:

Shaheen E Lakhan, MD, PhD, MEd, MS, FAAN

Shaheen E Lakhan, MD, PhD, MEd, MS, FAAN, is a board-certified neurologist and pain specialist, medical educator, and scientist. He is the executive director of the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation (GNIF). He is a published scholar in biomarkers, biotechnology, education technology, and neurology. He serves on the editorial board of several scholarly publications and has been honored by the U.S. President and Congress.
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