Unit Chief

PhD. Arnoldo Téllez López

E-mail: arnoldo.tellez@uanl.mx

Phone Number: +52(81) 1340 4370 ext 1768

Unit Description

The Health Psychology Unit was created since the beginning of this Center. This unit aims to become a knowledge generating unit on Health Psychology emphasizing on chronic diseases. This unit is focused under an interdisciplinary framework, that lead to scientific and technological development with a biopsychosocial scope, creating projects with a social impact concerning public-private partnerships; thus, contributing to health problem solutions, regionally and nationally.

This unit has different research areas: chronic disease intervention with an emphasis on psycho-oncology, hypnosis and cognitive behavior therapy, amongst others; and quality of sleep disorders and other of the like.

At present, this unit has the following research projects:

  • The effect of active hypnosis on fatigue, and optimism on with whit leukemia.
  • The effects of hypnotherapy on psychosocial well-being in women scheduled for breast biopsy, mastectomy, and oncological treatments.
  • The effect of hypnosis in pain, self-esteem, and body image on breast cancer mastectomy patients.
  • Cognitive behavior intervention for stress management and life quality of patients with colorectal cancer.
  • Cognitive behavior intervention for stress management in patients with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors.
  • Psychological impact of the relationship of breast cancer patients and primary caretakers.
  • Awareness of self-examination and testicular cancer in university people.
  • A scale adaptation of the Health Belief Model to implement breast cancer detection behavior.

This unit has de stress laboratory and the sleep laboratory that allow not only to develop research areas, but to offer the scientific and health community with the following services:

  • Polysomnography evaluation and sleep problem diagnosis.
  • Intervention and evaluation of psychological problems, associated with diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
  • Support group “Unidas mano con mano” (Together hand in hand) for breast cancer survivors.

In the Health Psychology Unit, the following programs are carried out:

  • Social service program: Many psychology students are welcome to undertake their social service in our facilities, or participating directly in hospitals in relation with any ongoing research. Students are greeted twice a year; during December- May semester and June-November semester.
  • Thesis program: Postgraduate in Master’s in Science students with an orientation in Health Psychology can undertake their intern service and contribute with their thesis to the scientific development of this unit.
  • Research stay program: Many students of different Universities are greeted to undertake research stays in the unit.
  • Volunteering program: Students are also greeted to volunteer in any necessary field work for research data recollection, during a consecutive six month period.

 

The Health Psychology Unit has the following current research projects:

  • The effect of active hypnosis on fatigue, and optimism on with whit leukemia.
  • The effects of hypnotherapy on psychosocial well-being in women scheduled for breast biopsy, mastectomy, and oncological treatments.
  • The effect of hypnosis in pain, self-esteem, and body image on breast cancer mastectomy patients.
  • Cognitive behavior intervention for stress management and life quality of patients with colorectal cancer.
  • Cognitive behavior intervention for stress management in patients with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors.
  • Psychological impact of the relationship of breast cancer patients and primary caretakers.
  • Awareness of self-examination and testicular cancer in university people.
  • A scale adaptation of the Health Belief Model to implement breast cancer detection behavior.

Recent Publications:

  • Téllez, A., Sánchez, T., Juárez, D. & García, M. (2016). Breast Biopsy: The

effects of hypnosis and music. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental

Hypnosis, 64(4), 456-469.

  • Téllez, A., Juárez, D. Jaime, L. & García, C. (2016). Prevalencia de trastornos

de sueño en relación con factores sociodemográficos y depresión en adultos

mayores de Monterrey, México. Revista Colombiana de Psicología, 25(1), 95-

106.

  • Juárez, D., Landero, R., González, R. & Jaime, L. (2016). Variación diurna del

cortisol y su relación con estrés, optimismo y estrategias de afrontamiento en

mujeres con cáncer de mama. Acta Colombiana de Psicología, 19(1), 103-112.

  •  Rocha, G. & Téllez, A. (2016). Use of Clinical hypnosis and EMDR in

Kidnapping and rape: A case report. Australian Journal of Clinical and

Experimental Hypnosis, 41(1), 115-133.

  • Sánchez, T. & Téllez, A. (2016). Hipnoterapia y terapia breve centrada en

soluciones aplicada a síntomas por abuso sexual infantil: un estudio de caso.

Revista de Psicopatología y Psicología Clínica, 21(1), 67-80.

  • Téllez, A., Villegas, D., Juárez, D., Segura, G. & Fuentes, L. (2015). Trastornos

y Calidad de Sueno en Trabajadores Industriales de Turno Rotatorio y Turno

Fijo Diurno. Universitas Psychologica, 14(2), 711-722.

Jaime, L., Téllez, A., Juárez, D., García, C. & García, E. (2015). El efecto de la

hipnoterapia sobre la calidad de sueño en mujeres con cáncer de mama. Revista de Psicooncología, 12(1), 39-50.

  • Juárez, D. Landero, R., González, M., Jaime, L. & Téllez, A. (2015) Variables asociadas a fatiga en mujeres con cáncer de mama. Anuario de Psicología,

45(1), 101-113.

  • Juárez, D. & Landero. (2014). Ritmos circadianos en pacientes oncológicos.

Psicogente. Psicogente, 17(32), 352-364.