The Health Psychology Program at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) provides psychological services to patients and families coping with acute and chronic medical illness. We specialize in developing integrated, interdisciplinary programs, where Health Psychology staff are essential members of healthcare teams and offer patient-centered and comprehensive psychological services. The goal is to reduce barriers to accessing mental health services and to increase the quality of medical treatment through an interdisciplinary approach to care.
Health Psychology Program staff are engaged in clinical practice, research, education and training. We offer a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology to train the next generation of health psychologists.
Currently, our services are only available to patients and families receiving treatment in specific CPMC clinics, including:
- Breast Cancer Recovery Program
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Outpatient Chemotherapy
- Radiation Oncology
In these clinics, Health Psychology Program staff provide a range of psychological services:
- Individual, couples, family and group therapy.
- Treatment of stress, anxiety and depression.
- Behavior modification for sleep or weight issues.
- Mindfulness and stress reduction skills.
- Lifestyle changes to improve health.
- Health education and disease prevention.
Our goal is to help our patients and families get the best possible medical care and treatment outcome. Common areas of focus may include learning to:
- Cope with medical illnesses and role changes.
- Increase personal resources and social support.
- Lessen the emotional impact of illness.
- Manage pain and adverse side effects.
- Improve well-being and quality of life.
- Create meaning from illness or disability.
Health Psychology Program
California Pacific Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry
2351 Clay Street, Suite 339
San Francisco, CA 94115