Handbook of Occupational Health and Wellness
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State-of-the-art integrative and critical review of the conceptual, methodological, and practical aspects of occupational health and wellness
Emerging and controversial topics addressed in an evidence-based and scholarly balanced manner
Outstanding multidisciplinary experts selected to represent the best international advances, with particular contribution of experts from the USA, Canada, Australia, and European Union
Dr. Robert Gatchel is the Nancy P. & John G. Penson Endowed Professor of Clinical Health Psychology, and the Chairman of Psychology, College of Science at the University of Texas at Arlington. He also holds two other positions: clinical research director at the Eugene McDermott Center for Pain Management at the University of Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and director of biopsychosocial research at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He is the author 23 books, 106 book chapters, and 318 scientific research articles. His clinical research, most of it in the areas of the etiology, assessment, and treatment of pain and disability, has been continuously funded over the past 30 years from grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He also received a prestigious Research Scientist Award from NIH, and has been honored with awards from various organizations such as the American Psychological Association, the American Pain Society, the American Academy of Pain Management, the International Association for Dental Research, the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, the North American Spine Society, to name a few.
Dr. Izabela Z. Schultz is Professor of Rehabilitation Psychology and Director of Graduate Program in Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling in the Department of Educational and Counselling and Special Education at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Schultz is doubly board certified as diplomate in clinical psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology and as diplomate of the American Board of Vocational Experts. She has received international awards for her innovative research on prediction of occupational disability and professional leadership awards for major contributions to medico-legal aspects of rehabilitation psychology. She has published several books and numerous seminal papers and book chapters in the field of occupational disability and rehabilitation. She is an editor of the Work and Disability Section of Springer’s Psychological Injury and the Law and a founding member of this international journal. Recently, she completed, with Dr. Sally Rogers, the pioneering Work Accommodation and Retention in Mental Health (Springer). Dr. Schultz is also a co-chair of the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on Assessment and Treatment of Persons with Disabilities. She has been leading development of best-evidence-informed practice guidelines in early musculoskeletal pain interventions, in work accommodation and retention in mental health, and in assessment and treatment of persons with disabilities.
"The intended audience includes 'physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, vocational rehabilitators, labor relations and human resource professionals, employee and family assistance counselors, disability case managers, supervisors/employers, as well as researchers and academicians.' ... It is full of research findings and provides practical solutions to occupational health issues. Most importantly, there is an emphasis on wellness, which can result in increased productivity and employee satisfaction. The book should be in the libraries of organizational administrators, researchers, and clinicians ... ." (Gary B. Kaniuk, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2013)