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?
By Joshua C. Eyer, PhD The promise of integrated care is great, but how do you convince an established health system to start a new service and hire new behavioral health providers? Peggy Howland, PhD , faced just this challenge recently and turned to the Society’s Health Psych Connections (HPC) program to get some help. A clinical health psychologist working in private practice in Auburn, Alabama, … Continue reading Health Psych Connections Spotlight: Integrated Behavioral Health Service at a Local Cancer Center
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. Excellence in Health Psychology Research Award Ken Resnicow, PhD, University of Michigan Excellence in … Continue reading 2018 Awards presented by the Society for Health Psychology (Division 38)