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Interested in applying for APA Fellow status for the first time, through the Society for Health Psychology (APA Division 38)?

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 Society for Health Psychology (D38) deadline for submission of all materials to the platform is DECEMBER 15. Please visit the APA Fellows webpage for more information and to access the online system: … Continue reading Interested in applying for APA Fellow status for the first time, through the Society for Health Psychology (APA Division 38)?

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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

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The Presidential Dialogues

Greetings SfHP colleagues: I am honored and delighted to serve as the Society for Health Psychology President.  Our 3000 members are involved in vital health psychology research, education and training, clinical services, advocacy and leadership in public and private sectors across the globe. We are also front and center in supporting patients, families, health care workers and health systems facing COVID and its far-reaching consequences. … Continue reading The Presidential Dialogues

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Layered Conversations: Bringing Diverse Perspectives to the Table

Welcome to the Second Episode of Layered Conversations: Bringing Diverse Perspectives to the Table!  As clinicians and researchers, we learn the ethical principle of nonmaleficence and the ethical standard of avoiding harm. In application, we can do this by being open-hearted and active listeners as well as lifelong learners. We can also be open to becoming vulnerable to explore self-awareness as it relates to some of … Continue reading Layered Conversations: Bringing Diverse Perspectives to the Table

Social Capital and Mentorship: Tools from the Precipice for Early Career Professionals

Stacy Ogbeide, PsyD, ABPP, CSOWMAssociate Professor/ClinicalDept. of Family & Community MedicineUT Health San AntonioTwitter: @DrStacyO1 2020 has been quite the year thus far. Loss of social connectedness continues to be a central theme in our national conversations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g., physical/social distancing). Social connectedness in the U.S., however, has been eroding at an increasing rate for the past decade even … Continue reading Social Capital and Mentorship: Tools from the Precipice for Early Career Professionals

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What’s Inside

Valeria Martinez-Kaigi, PhD, MSClinical Health PsychologistSpine Wellness CenterAyer Neuroscience InstituteInstitute of Living, Hartford Healthcare  Welcome to the Fall Issue of The Health Psychologist!  This issue features a new series titled The Presidential Dialogues. The first episode features a discussion on health equity with our SfHP President Dr. Helen L. Koons and APA President Elect 2020 Dr. Jennifer F. Kelly. Don’t miss out on this great conversation! Also, Dr. … Continue reading What’s Inside