Health Policy Corner: Is Board Certification a Necessary Professional Credential?

Richard J. Seime, PhD, ABPP Board Certified in Clinical Health Psychology and Clinical Psychology Consultant Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic President, American Board of Clinical Health Psychology Dr. Annie Bradford, editor of the Health Psychologist, invited me to write this piece about board certification and its importance for specialty practice in our field, the institutional practice of psychologists, and to an individual … Continue reading Health Policy Corner: Is Board Certification a Necessary Professional Credential?

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25+ Reasons to Attend the 2016 APA Convention

Daniel Bruns, PsyD This year, the APA Convention will be held in Denver, Colorado for the first time. I have lived in Denver / Northern Colorado almost all of my life, so I would like to share a few things with you. Denver is a great place to vacation, so if you are planning your vacation this year, think about Colorado. If you are aren’t … Continue reading 25+ Reasons to Attend the 2016 APA Convention

From the Student Council Representatives

Lisa Auster-Gussman, Chair Jennifer Warnick, Chair-Elect Megan Grigsby, Past Chair First, we are very pleased to welcome five new members to Student Advisory Council! Hannah Holmes (Membership), Natasha DePesa (Membership), Allison Carroll (Communication), Valeria Martinez-Kaigi (Communication), and Angela Gutierrez (Diversity) will join our existing council members to work on student-oriented initiatives for the Society. The Student Council is excited to announce several upcoming events and … Continue reading From the Student Council Representatives

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Early Career: Integrating Technology into Practice

Vaneeta Sandhu, PsyD The number of articles, presentations, trainings, workshops, and other professional activities related to technology in health care has exponentially increased in just the past five years. With many hospitals and medical settings adopting electronic health records (EHRs), there is increasing demand for health psychologists to navigate digital technologies. In addition to record-keeping functions, these technologies may help psychologists collect patient outcome data … Continue reading Early Career: Integrating Technology into Practice

Mentoring Spotlight

Editor’s note: The Mentoring Spotlight highlights the Society for Health Psychology’s Health Psych Connections program with experiences from mentor-mentee pairs and occasional articles on effective mentoring. The Health Psych Connections program is open to all SfHP members at any career stage post-doctorate; for more information visit http://www.health-psych.org/Connections.cfm.   Marni Amsellem, PhD Several months back, I read a posting on the SfHP listserv soliciting interested parties … Continue reading Mentoring Spotlight