By Kristen J. Alston, Ph.D. From undergrad, to nervously awaiting grad school acceptance letters, to managing the gut-wrenching anxiety of match day and relocating to a new city to start internship, to gathering your things and traveling across country for postdoc, to finally settling into your first job…change and uncertainty have become a constant in our lives. However, regardless of how often we are faced … Continue reading Early Career Professionals Corner: Managing Change in Early Career
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 … Continue reading Student Advisory Council: APA Convention in San Francisco and Campus Representative Program
By Azi Ghaffari, Ph.D. and Courtney Cornick, Ph.D. Health psychologists who work in inpatient medical settings may know that poor or irregular sleep at night and subsequent low energy during the day, as well as low mood secondary to prolonged hospitalization, are common problems for hospitalized patients. These problems can be easier to resolve in patients who have short admissions, but more difficult to address in … Continue reading Keeping Up with Technology: Enhancing Sleep and Mood in a Hospital Setting Through the Use of Bright Light Therapy
As you know, the APA Council meets face-to-face twice a year with the responsibility of setting policy to advance psychology as a science and as a profession with its goals of promoting health, education, and human welfare. Council met March 8 and 9, 2018 in Washington, D.C. There was a 22-item agenda in an agenda book of over 1200 pages. Several major items were debated … Continue reading Report from your Representatives to the APA Council of Representatives
By Kathleen Ashton, Ph.D., ABPP, FACHP* If you haven’t heard already, transformational changes are underway at both APA and the APA Practice Organization (APAPO), many of which have significant implications for health psychologists and SfHP. One of the major changes includes reorganization of the membership dues model, moving from paying APA dues and Practice Organization dues separately to a single dues structure. As you may … Continue reading Transformations at APA/APAPO: What do the changes mean for Health Psychology?