Student Advisory Council: APA Convention in San Francisco and Campus Representative Program

By KayLoni Olson, PhD
Student Chair, Student Advisory Council

Like many of you, the Student Council is gearing up for another great year of programming at the annual APA convention. This year in San Francisco we are looking forward to a series of student-specific events to provide concrete opportunities for networking and preparing for internship.

Event: Informal coffee and breakfast for SfHP student members
Date: Friday August 10, 2018
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: SfHP Hospitality Suite (location of suite not yet determined but will be in the Marriott Hotel)
Description: This is a casual event that will be hosted in the SfHP hospitality suite (stay tuned for more details on location) at 8am Friday Morning. Start your day with light refreshments and connecting with other student members.

Event: Predoctoral Internship Q&A Panel
Date: Friday August 10, 2018
Time: 5-5:50pm
Location: Marriott Marquis Hotel, Yerba Buena Salon 10
Description: Please join us for the second annual Health Psychology Internship Q & A session to learn more about accessing health psychology training opportunities during internship. This year the Student Council is collaborating with APAGS and the lineup of panelists will provide you a range of perspectives on gaining health psychology training. Whether you plan to apply this year, or you are looking for more information to make yourself competitive for internship down the line, this is a great opportunity to hear from individuals who have been through it recently.

Event: Meet and Greet with Health Psychology Training Directors (Internship and Postdoctoral)
Date: Friday August 10, 2018
Time: 6-6:50pm
Location: Marriott Marquis Hotel, Yerba Buena Salons 11 & 12.
Description: Don’t miss this great opportunity to mingle with Directors of Clinical Training for internship and postdoctoral programs from around the country that offer health psychology opportunities. We already have over 25 DCTs on the list to attend from great programs all over the country. This event is conveniently scheduled to follow the Q & A panel session from 5-5:50pm (see above) so that you can put your networking to use after you gain helpful insight from our panelists.


Campus Representative Program Highlights

We are happy to report that the Campus Representative Program is having another great year. This program is a network of students across the country who serve as liaisons between the SfHP and students on their campus who have a shared interest in health psychology. Representatives promote student membership, host events for students, and encourage participation in the health psychology community. For 2017-2018 we have had 45 campuses involved in the program. The Student Council Membership Committee oversees this program which is designed to increase the reach of the SfHP and promote participation in the health psychology community. An outstanding 28 events have been hosted by representatives including self-care happy hours, networking opportunities, and panels on traditional and non-traditional health psychology careers. The Membership Committee would especially like to highlight the great work of Marc Chaney from Adler and Danielle Markus from the Chicago School for holding two events together. The committee made special note that “they held one event on primary care and another on the topic of sleep. No one else has done two events and we love how they partnered up together to hold the events.” We are already looking forward to the 2018-2019 year. Check out the SfHP website to find out if your program needs a campus representative or talk to your current rep if you’d like to be considered for the upcoming year.