Member-at-Large Candidate Statements

Daniel Bruns, PsyD Healthcare in the United States is undergoing major changes. The endpoint of this reform process is not certain, nor is psychology’s ultimate role in healthcare delivery. As a health psychologist, I am convinced that the expertise of our profession will play a critically important role in developing the healthcare delivery systems of the future. While I have served on the graduate faculty … Continue reading Member-at-Large Candidate Statements

From the Editor’s Desk

Andrea Bradford, PhD Circumstances over the past couple of years have conspired against my sincere efforts to attend Division 38 board meetings. That is, until last month, when I finally had the pleasure of traveling to Atlanta to meet and interact with this group of committed, thoughtful professionals who are helping lead Division 38 in a positive direction. The meeting dovetailed with the kickoff of … Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk

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From the Student Council Representatives

Megan Grigsby, Chair Lisa Auster-Gussman, Chair-Elect Stephanie Hooker, Past Chair   Many exciting things are happening within the Student Council! New Members: We are pleased to welcome two new members to Student Advisory Council (SAC): Matthew Jasinski (Diversity) and Marissa Alert (Membership). To learn more about these new members and our current council members, please visit http://www.health-psych.org/StudentCouncil.cfm. SAC Committees: Our three committees, Communication, Membership, and … Continue reading From the Student Council Representatives

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Health Policy Corner: Graduate Training in Health Coaching

Michael Peterson, EdD Professor & Chair, Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition University of Delaware   Background The etiology of many current chronic diseases (e.g., cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension) is heavily weighted towards individual behavior (e.g. exercise, diet, stress management, sleep) (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2014), as well as social and ecological constructs … Continue reading Health Policy Corner: Graduate Training in Health Coaching

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President-Elect Candidate Statements

Dawn K. Wilson, PhD It is an honor to be a nominee for President-Elect of Division 38. Since becoming a member nearly 30 years ago, the division’s unique integration of training, research, and practice has been central in shaping my career as a health psychologist. During this time, I have also been fortunate to serve the division as a board member (member-at-large), chair of publications–book … Continue reading President-Elect Candidate Statements

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Mentoring Spotlight

Editor’s note: The Mentoring Spotlight is a recurring feature that highlights Division 38’s Health Psych Connections program with experiences from mentor-mentee pairs and occasional articles on effective mentoring. For more information about the Health Psych Connections program, visit http://www.health-psych.org/Connections.cfm. Tanya Vishnevsky, PhD I originally signed up for the Health Psych Connections mentoring program a few years ago when I was a postdoctoral intern at the Transplant … Continue reading Mentoring Spotlight