Health Psychology Center
Treatment and Services
Our supervisor for individual treatment, Dr. Larry Stevens, is on sabbatical until January 2014. At that time, treatment will be available for a variety of health-related problems, from chronic pain to stress management.
Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic
Services are available for children 2 to 10 years of age exhibiting challenging behavior, with or without disabilities. For the current academic year, pediatric services are offered in the Fall term only.
Women’s Weight Management Research program
can participate in the University’s research in weight management by being part
of the program offered once a year in the spring.
What is health psychology?
Continued advances in research have led to a new way of thinking
about health and illness which has turned into a unique field of medicine and
health care called health psychology.
The concept of health psychology recognizes these influences
as factors affecting health and illness:
- biological composition (genes)
- behavior (lifestyle choices, stress, health
- social conditions (culture, relationships)
Healthy psychology addresses four main areas:
- promotion and maintenance of health
- prevention and treatment of illness
- identification of causes of illness
- improvement of health care system and policies
Most health psychologists focus on prevention research and
teaching, but others work with other health services like doctors and
therapists to improve the overall health and well being of individuals.
The Health Psychology Center - Phone: 523-2161 Fax: 523-2440
The Center is a multi-purpose service facility operated by
the Psychology Department. Master’s
students in the clinical program gain their training
experience at the Center by providing services to the community and university agencies. The Center also provides research
opportunities for psychology students and collaborates with other health
professionals and programs at Northern Arizona University.
Suzanne Daiss, PhD
Director and Supervising Psychologist
Andrew Gardner, PhD
Larry Stevens, PhD
Sumner Sydeman, PhD
Administrative Specialist, Sr.
Phone: 928-523-2161 Fax: 928-523-2440