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What’s Inside

Valeria Martinez-Kaigi, PhD, M.Sc. Associate Research Scientist Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine Welcome to the latest issue of The Health Psychologist!  This issue features the practice of health psychology in the context of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Our new president elect Dr. Helen L. Coons and her colleagues present their excellent wellbeing program that supports our frontline health care workers and Dr. Margaret R. Bauer discusses the development … Continue reading What’s Inside

APA 2020 Registration is Open

APA Virtual Convention

APA’s 2020 Convention will be held virtually this year due to concerns related to COVID-19. “Going Virtual” has resulted in many changes to Convention this year. Registration for “APA 2020 Virtual” opened July 1. Individuals may register by going to the APA 2020 Virtual web site at   Summary highlights: Sessions will all be virtual, mainly prerecorded, and shortened (25-30 minutes) The main stage … Continue reading APA Virtual Convention

SfHP Election Results

The Nominations & Elections Committee, under the leadership of Dr. Patrice Saab, is pleased to announce the results of the 2020 Society for Health Psychology elections: President-Elect: Barbara L. Andersen, PhD Treasurer-Secretary:  Marquisha Lee, PhD, ABPP Member-at-Large:  Adrienne A. Williams, PhD APA Council Representative: Amy Williams, PhD, LP Thanks to all the candidates for their willingness to serve, and thank you for voting! Continue reading SfHP Election Results


2020 Awards Presented by the Society for Health Psychology (Division 38)

Each year, the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP) recognizes members for outstanding contributions to the field by presenting awards in Research, Clinical Practice, Education & Training, Mentoring, and Career Service. Award categories were established to acknowledge and appreciate excellence in health psychology across the career span and throughout the field. Honorees for 2020 include: Excellence in Health Psychology Research Award Christopher France, PhD, Ohio University … Continue reading 2020 Awards Presented by the Society for Health Psychology (Division 38)

CE Credit: Integrated Primary Care Course Available!

Introduction to Integrated Primary Care defines the integrated primary care model and its benefits to patients and discusses the benefits and challenges of the collaborative relationship between medical and behavioral health providers. It explores the psychologist’s role in primary care and suggests ways that behavioral health providers might prepare to work in an integrated primary care practice. SfHP Full and Fellow members enjoy a 50% … Continue reading CE Credit: Integrated Primary Care Course Available!

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Congratulate Your Graduate

Congratulate your Graduate is a successful new membership initiative that benefits our student members, their advisors, and the Society. Each year we welcome a new crop of graduate students who completed their graduate training and received their degrees. Please consider taking advantage of this membership initiative. We are now extending this benefit to internship and postdoctoral fellowship supervisors who also want to congratulate their graduates. … Continue reading Congratulate Your Graduate

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Interested in Applying for APA Fellow Status for the First Time, Through the Society for Health Psychology (APA Division 38)?

All applications to be an APA Fellow must be made via the APA Online Fellows Application Platform. This system allows nominees, endorsers and division Fellows chairs to submit all required documents online. The Society for Health Psychology (D38) deadline for submission of all materials to the platform is DECEMBER 15. Please visit the APA Fellows webpage for more information and to access the online system: … Continue reading Interested in Applying for APA Fellow Status for the First Time, Through the Society for Health Psychology (APA Division 38)?

Opportunity Ahead

Looking to Make a Difference?

Volunteers in Medicine I’m writing to spread the word about a network of free clinics for the medically underserved across the country that has put out a call for our help. Volunteers in Medicine Clinics ( are unique in that they are staffed almost entirely by volunteer health care providers and lay people. The network consists of 92 primary care clinics struggling to meet the … Continue reading Looking to Make a Difference?