Candidate Statements: Member-at-Large

Teresa Fecteau, PhD

Teresa Fecteau, PhD

Teresa E. Fecteau, PhD
Health Psychologist, Durham VA Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Duke University Medical Center

I have long been interested in actively serving the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP), an organization that has afforded me opportunities for collaboration, continuing education, and professional development. Recently serving as Program Chair for Division programming for the 2015 APA Convention was immensely gratifying and solidified my desire to commit to a service opportunity that would allow me to foster relationships and advocate for issues important to SfHP membership. Thus, I would be honored to serve as Member-at-Large for SfHP. As a Health Psychologist at Durham VA and Duke University Medical Centers, my time is dedicated to improving interdepartmental relationships and coordinating interdisciplinary training and collaborative care initiatives.

If elected, I would prioritize two key SfHP initiatives. First, enhancing relationships between SfHP and the broader APA community is paramount. The Hoffman Report has contributed to unrest within our profession and challenged APA membership. Rather than fleeing our professional home, it is time for Early and Distinguished Career Psychologists to mobilize and collaborate to strengthen relationships between APA and its affiliates with the ultimate goal of further distinguishing and advancing our discipline. Second, it is essential to clarify how the sub-specialty of Health Psychology is defined and organized, and to develop core competencies that will inform specialty training as well as ethical and evidence based practice. I would be privileged to help champion these initiatives while serving as Member-at-Large for SfHP, and I welcome your support.

 

Travis Loveyjoy, PhD

Travis Loveyjoy, PhD

Travis Lovejoy, PhD
Investigator, VA Portland HSR&D Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care
Assistant Professor, Oregon Health & Science University

It is an honor to be nominated to serve as Member-at-Large for the Society for Health Psychology. I am a clinician-scientist at the VA Portland Health Care System and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health at Oregon Health & Science University. As a clinician, I conduct psychosocial evaluations for our liver transplant team, provide health behavior interventions to patients in a substance use disorder treatment program, and supervise psychology trainees. My funded programs of research focus on the design, rigorous testing, and implementation of interventions that improve chronic pain functioning and promote mental and behavioral health for persons living with HIV. For more information about my background and professional activities, please visit www.travislovejoy.com.

My service to the Society began in 2011 when I joined the Early Career Psychologists Council (ECPC). In 2013, I became a member of the Society’s Executive Board when I began a 3-year term as the ECPC Chair. I have been fortunate to work with more than 20 highly motivated and talented ECPs. Collectively, we established an ECP-led task force that oversees the Society’s teleconference program, ensured that ECPs are represented on the Society’s Councils and Committees, and led initiatives to address professional development needs of the Society’s early career members.

If elected to the Member-at-Large position, I will listen to your feedback and work to ensure that our organization (1) continues to meet your needs and (2) promotes the field of health psychology to the medical community, policy makers, and general public.