The Role of Psychological Processes in Disease Development, Maintenance, and Treatment (1 CE)
This course is for: Psychologists and Counselors
Course By: Tamara Avery, PsyD
Content By: Wright, C. D., Tiani, A. G., Billingsley, A. L., Steinman, S. A., Larkin, K. T., and McNeil, D. W. (2019). A Framework for Understanding the Role of Psychological Processes in Disease Development, Maintenance, and Treatment: The 3P-Disease Model. West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia Frontiers in Psychology 10(2498).
Course Description: In the past, the terms health psychology and behavioral medicine have been used interchangeably. More recently, these practitioners have been required to attain expertise in medical disciplines such as microbiology, immunology, and health policy. With this shift, attempts have been made to establish a framework for understanding the role biology, psychology, and socio-environments play in disease development, maintenance, and treatment. The 3P model outlines predisposing, precipitating, and perpetuating factors when describing several health problems.
- Review the 3P model framework and how it related to the various diseases described
- Consider the role of predisposing, precipitating, and perpetuating factors in disease development, maintenance, and treatment
- Review the conclusions and further applications pertaining to the study
- Read thoroughly A Framework for Understanding the Role of Psychological Process in Disease Development, Maintenance, and Treatment: The 3P-Disease Model
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Consider the 3P model in relation to the diseases described in the accompanying article
- Complete the post-test questions; keep in mind that the answers should come from the article provided
- Return to the article for any missed questions to help understand the 3P model framework and how each factor relates to disease development, maintenance, and treatment