Pain Psychology Interest Group Proposal

Ravi Prasad, PhD The field of pain management has received increasing levels of attention in recent years. Psychology plays a significant role in the onset, maintenance, and exacerbation of pain conditions, and the prevalence of and demand for psychologists working in this arena has subsequently grown. Many psychologists are actively engaged in pain-related activities through national and international pain associations (e.g., American Pain Society [APS], … Continue reading Pain Psychology Interest Group Proposal

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Towards Ethical Leadership in Psychology

Jared L. Skillings, PhD, ABPP Editor’s note: This article represent the views of the author alone and not those of APA or any group by which the author is employed or affiliated. In 2015 a bombshell was dropped inside the hallowed halls of professional psychology. But this was not terrorism, and it was no ordinary bomb. In fact, we not only gave permission for it, … Continue reading Towards Ethical Leadership in Psychology

Call for Society for Health Psychology Award Nominations

Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology. The Society for Health Psychology (APA Division 38) gives four awards each year for outstanding contributions to the field. One goes to a “senior” researcher member (i.e., someone who received her or his terminal degree > 10 years ago); one goes to an “early career” researcher member (i.e., someone who earned his/her terminal degree within the past 10 years); one goes … Continue reading Call for Society for Health Psychology Award Nominations

Call for Applications: Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award

Announcing a call for applications for the 2016 Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award! This award is jointly sponsored by the Society for Health Psychology of the American Psychological Association and the International Society of Behavioral Medicine (ISBM). The purpose of the award is to facilitate a minimum of one week visit to an international laboratory or research group under the guidance of an identified international mentor. The proposed visit … Continue reading Call for Applications: Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award

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Congratulate Your Graduate

With the arrival of 2016, the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP) is pleased to announce the launch of a new membership initiative: “Congratulate your Graduate.” We believe newly-trained health psychologists should consider our Society as one of their primary professional communities. In support of this goal, our Membership Committee (Belinda Borrelli, Chair and Ashley Clawson, ECP Associate Chair) has helped to develop an initiative that … Continue reading Congratulate Your Graduate

Commentary on “Towards Ethical Leadership in Psychology”

Editor’s note: These remarks represent the authors’ views alone and not those of the Society for Health Psychology, American Psychological Association, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, or any other groups with which the authors are affiliated.   Implications for Early Career Professionals Julie Radico, PsyD, MS In the piece “Towards Ethical Leadership in Psychology,” Dr. Skillings continues the call for collaboration within the field of psychology … Continue reading Commentary on “Towards Ethical Leadership in Psychology”