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So You Want Me to See a Health Psychologist? The Role of Psychology in Headache Care

Amy S. Grinberg, PhD Clinical Health Psychologist Headache Centers of Excellence; Psychology Service VA Connecticut Healthcare System Founder, Ease the Pain Psychology Almost everyone encounters a headache at some point in their life. However, headache disorders, such as migraine, tension-type headache, and cluster headache, are more than “just a headache”. They are complex neurological diseases with commonly associated symptoms including nausea/vomiting and sensitivity to light … Continue reading So You Want Me to See a Health Psychologist? The Role of Psychology in Headache Care

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Post-Doc Life: Hurdles During a Global Pandemic

Megan Douglas, PhDSfHP Postdoc RepresentativePost-Doctoral FellowRehabilitation Research CenterBaylor Scott & White Research Institute As a post-doctoral fellow, I knew I would be in touch with my state licensing board whilst applying for clinical licensure in psychology. What I was not anticipating was needing to contact them to explain how the post-doctoral program I had just received approval for was no longer in existence! Due to … Continue reading Post-Doc Life: Hurdles During a Global Pandemic

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SAC is Here to Support Students & Trainees

Madeline Konsor, M.S.Clinical Psychology Ph.D. CandidateChair of SfHP Student Advisory CouncilRosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science I am pleased to serve as Chair of the SfHP’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) for the 2020-2021 year! I am a fourth-year clinical psychology Ph.D. student at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois. My clinical and research interests have largely focused on weight management, … Continue reading SAC is Here to Support Students & Trainees

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2020 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            Christopher France, PhD, Ohio University  Excellence in Health Psychology … Continue reading 2020 Awards presented by the Society for Health Psychology (Division 38)

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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 … Continue reading Be the Change You Wish to See

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This Is Our Society

Zeeshan Butt, PhD Associate Professor, Medical Social Sciences, Surgery (Organ Transplantation), & Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine  In early March, the last time I wrote a President’s column for our newsletter, I had no clear idea what the next few months would look like. I certainly didn’t know how anxious, depressed, scared, angry, and exhausted I would feel on a … Continue reading This Is Our Society