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Psychology in Acute Care — An Account from Personal Experience

Daniel A. Vogel, PsyD An APA Spotlight on Disability newsletter recommended that recently disabled patients in acute care receive psychological services to improve their recovery or adaptation (Warren, 2013). This article is an attempt to describe the general role that a psychologist may play in an acute care hospital setting based on the services I provided 420 unique patients this past year in a long-term … Continue reading Psychology in Acute Care — An Account from Personal Experience

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Division 38 Election Results

The Nominations & Elections Committee, under the leadership of Dr. Jerry Suls, is pleased to announce the results of the 2015 Division 38 elections: President-Elect: Dawn K. Wilson, PhD Member-at-Large: Daniel Bruns, PsyD, ABPP APA Council Representative: Ronald H. Rozensky, PhD, ABPP Thanks to all the candidates for their willingness to serve the Division, and thank you for voting! Continue reading Division 38 Election Results

Division 38 Honors Members for Outstanding Research, Practice, Education and Service

Each year, Division 38 gives awards for outstanding scientific contributions to the field. One goes to a “senior” member (i.e., someone who received her/his terminal degree more than ten years ago); the other goes to an “Early Career” member (i.e., someone who received her/his terminal degree within the past ten years). For 2015, the D38 Awards Committee recognizes Dr. Peter Salovey of Yale University as … Continue reading Division 38 Honors Members for Outstanding Research, Practice, Education and Service

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APA Convention Program Preview

Greetings, once again, from the Division 38 Program Committee! It’s hard to believe that August 2015 is just around the corner. We hope you have secured your passports, and are working to reserve a room in Toronto to take advantage of the discounted rates. You definitely don’t want to miss this year’s line-up! We are extremely excited about our Division 38 program, which will feature … Continue reading APA Convention Program Preview

Notice of Bylaws Revision Vote

At the annual Division 38 Membership Meeting, scheduled for Saturday, August 8, 2015, Full and Fellow members present will be asked to vote on modification of the Division 38 Bylaws to reflect a change in the name of the organization to Society for Health Psychology. All available members are urged to attend (3:00-3:50 pm, Toronto Convention Center Room 103A, immediately following the Presidential Address). If … Continue reading Notice of Bylaws Revision Vote

New Editor-in-Chief of Health Psychology Appointed

Kenneth E. Freedland, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been selected to be the next Editor-in-Chief of Health Psychology, beginning with Volume 36 (2017). Dr. Freedland’s research focuses primarily on the role and treatment of depression, stress, and anxiety in patients with heart disease. He has also been involved in clinical research on patients with … Continue reading New Editor-in-Chief of Health Psychology Appointed

Health Psychology Connections: Sharing Experiences

Qian Lu, PhD University of Houston Life is a journey and people have different journeys. We are all connected in some way. It is beautiful to share experiences with others. I was excited to discover our division had a professional networking program called Health Psychology Connections. After I signed up, Dr. Zeeshan Butt contacted me. He runs everything smoothly – from scheduling an introductory meeting, finding … Continue reading Health Psychology Connections: Sharing Experiences

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Early Career Professionals Corner: Conference Networking Strategies

Vaneeta Sandhu, PsyD Summertime means conferences in beautiful destinations. For some, it is time to connect and catch up with friends and colleagues, but for others thinking about forming those connections can be anxiety provoking. Those who identify as shy or introverted, or are unsure how to network, may avoid events or social hours even though they know it could benefit their careers. This is … Continue reading Early Career Professionals Corner: Conference Networking Strategies

From the Student Council Representatives

Megan Grigsby, Chair Lisa Auster-Gussman, Chair-Elect Stephanie Hooker, Past Chair The Student Council is excited to announce that we have finalized our program for the upcoming 2015 APA Convention in Toronto! We designed our program to meet student needs and would love to see every student affiliate at both our symposium and networking events: Internship Prep Workshop for Rehabilitation, Health, and Neuropsychology Students The Student … Continue reading From the Student Council Representatives