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Power of the Student Voice

Jessica Naftaly, M.S. Doctoral Student, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science   I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as Chair of the SfHP’s Student Advisory Council (SAC). I am a clinical psychology doctoral student at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. I have served on SAC for two years as the membership committee co-chair and one year as the chair-elect. I … Continue reading Power of the Student Voice

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Not A Student And Not Yet An Independent Psychologist

Creating space for the postdoctoral trainee along with the joys and hardships that come with this unique phase of professional development. KayLoni Olson, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, Albert Medical School of Brown University “Feels like I’m caught in the middle, that’s when I realize, I’m not a girl, not yet a woman”—was pop starlet Britney Spears  singing about the plight of the postdoc when she sang … Continue reading Not A Student And Not Yet An Independent Psychologist

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Reverse Translation: Bridging the Practice-to-Research Gap

Kenneth E. Freedland, PhD, FAHA, FABMR Editor-in-Chief, Health Psychology Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Washington University School of Medicine Most discussions of the research-practice gap in health psychology focus on gaps in the implementation of clinically significant research findings. This makes it seem as though information flows in only one direction between research and practice.  In fact, the flow of information in the opposite direction … Continue reading Reverse Translation: Bridging the Practice-to-Research Gap

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New Publications

Books The Handbook for Health Psychology Revenson, T. A., & Gurung, R. A. R. (Eds.).(2019).Handbook of health psychology. New York, NY: Routledge The Handbook for Health Psychology (Edited by Revenson and Gurung, 2019) contains an overview of current knowledge and new directions in the study of the biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors that affect health, health behavior, and illness. Forty chapters review the latest theories … Continue reading New Publications

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APA Raymond D. Fowler Award for Outstanding Member Contributions 2019 Presented to Ronald Rozensky

The Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association (APA) presents this Raymond D. Fowler Award for Outstanding Member Contributions to Ronald H. Rozensky, Ph.D., ABPP, for his significant, enduring impact on APA and his longstanding dedication to advancing APA’s mission. A 2016 APA Presidential Citation described Dr. Rozensky as “a tireless advocate” on behalf of Psychology. Dr. Rozensky’s colleagues selected him to serve on the … Continue reading APA Raymond D. Fowler Award for Outstanding Member Contributions 2019 Presented to Ronald Rozensky

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2019 Awards Presented by the Society for Health Psychology (Division 38)

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 Sarah W. Feldstein Ewing, PhD, Oregon Health & Science … Continue reading 2019 Awards Presented by the Society for Health Psychology (Division 38)

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Recognizing Member Achievements

During the August APA Council of Representatives meetings, Council affirmed the following new Society for Health Psychology Fellows: Bradley Cardinal, Oregon State University Julianne Holt-Lundstad, Brigham Young University Barbara Ward-Zimmerman, Glastonbury, CT In addition, you may not be aware that APA does not have a mechanism to recognize Affiliate members as Fellows, so the Society for Health Psychology created a new category of achievement to … Continue reading Recognizing Member Achievements

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APA2020 Call for Program Submissions

The Society for Health Psychology is excited to invite program submissions for symposia and posters for the 2020 APA Annual Convention in Washington, DC, August 6-9. All health psychology related submissions are welcome. It is encouraged that your submission demonstrate the connection between Bench and Bedside. Research informs clinical work and our clinical work informs research. Throughout convention we want to highlight this connection and … Continue reading APA2020 Call for Program Submissions

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Become an SfHP Fellow

Interested in applying for fellow status (for the first time) through the Society for Health Psychology (APA Division 38?) Apply: All applications to be an APA Fellow must be made via the APA Online Fellows Application Platform. This system allows nominees, endorsers and division Fellows chairs to submit all required documents online. The APA online portal for initial fellow applicants opened on August 6. The … Continue reading Become an SfHP Fellow

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Be the Change You Wish to See

Every November, APA asks you to “apportion” 10 votes to some combination of divisions and state associations.  Those votes determine the number of Council Representatives for each division and state association. The Society for Health Psychology (Division 38) is one of the largest divisions in APA – yet relatively few eligible members exercise their right to apportion votes for APA Council seats. The Council of … Continue reading Be the Change You Wish to See

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SfHP Graduate Student Research Awards

The SfHP Health Research Council sponsors SIX graduate student research awards each year. Each award is for $2,000. Four awards are given in the category of “General Health Psychology,” one is an award to “Promote Inclusion,” and one award is for “Research Addressing Health Disparities.” Proposals will be reviewed on an annual basis and must be received by January 15 – so now is the time … Continue reading SfHP Graduate Student Research Awards

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Call for Nominations for Awards

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 Call for Nominations for Awards