San Francisco

Annual Convention Preview

126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association August 9-12, 2018 San Francisco, CA Stephanie L. Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., Program Chair Greetings from the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP) Program Committee! First, let me take a moment to extend a sincere thank you to the many SfHP members and new recruits who volunteered their time reviewing abstract submissions! The process of planning the program for the … Continue reading Annual Convention Preview

Women’s Interest Group

Society for Health Psychology Women’s Health Interest Group Proposal For decades, women’s health issues have been the focus of research funding from the NIH and other groups, education and training across the health professions, clinical programs in academic and community health systems, federal, state and global policy organizations, as well as community service groups and philanthropic foundations in the United States and internationally. The APA … Continue reading Women’s Interest Group

A Day With Professor Albert Bandura

On Friday, February 9, 2018, I had the fortunate pleasure of having lunch with Professor Albert Bandura at Pai Tan in Palo Alto, California.  Yes, you might ask yourself, do you mean “The Albert Bandura?”  My answer is: yes, that is the person I am talking about – the bright and talented Professor of Psychology who developed Social Cognitive Theory – which so many of us use in … Continue reading A Day With Professor Albert Bandura

Award Nominations – Due March 31st

Each year, the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP) recognizes members for outstanding contributions to the field by presenting awards in Research, Clinical Practice, Education & Training, Mentoring, and Career Service.  Award categories were established to acknowledge and appreciate excellence in health psychology across the career span and throughout the field. This avenue of highlighting our contributions can be successful only if members actively engage in … Continue reading Award Nominations – Due March 31st

New Social Media Policy

Dear Listmembers: As mentioned by SfHP President Justin Nash in the most recent posting of “Update for 38,” the Society’s leadership has been thoughtfully engaged in improving the tone and manner of discourse within Society media (including listservs). He stated:  “To make sure that members continue to find the listserv to be a meaningful and informative experience, the Executive Council adopted APA’s Civility statement.”  We … Continue reading New Social Media Policy

Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Hypertension Management: An Initial Pilot in Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration

Aaronson Y Chew, Ph.D., David Talavera, M.A., AnnaMarie Vu, M.A., Kate Zona, Ph.D., & Jean M. Bakey, D.O. Roughly a third of US adults have hypertension, and surprisingly only 54% of these individuals have their hypertension under control (Centers for Disease Control, 2018). Hypertension is often referred to as a “silent killer” because untreated hypertension increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, which are … Continue reading Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Hypertension Management: An Initial Pilot in Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration