Towards a critical health psychology practice

Isaac Prilleltensky, Ora Prilleltensky

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The field of critical psychology is exerting an influence in the way various sub-disciplines within psychology operate. In this article we use a critical psychology framework to review the field of health psychology. Through the use of values, assumptions and practices we review progress in health psychology and offer recommendations for aligning contemporary practices with current thinking in critical psychology. We discuss typical expectations, critical formulations and critical practice for interventions with individuals, groups and communities along these dimensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-210
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2003


  • Critical psychology
  • Ethics
  • Health professions
  • Power

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology


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