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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

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Layered Conversations: Bringing Diverse Perspectives to the Table

Welcome to the First Edition of this podcast, 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 … Continue reading Layered Conversations: Bringing Diverse Perspectives to the Table

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It Takes Many Voices

Tanecia Blue, PhD, ABPP Board-Certified Clinical Health Psychologist Director of Training, Clinical Health Psychology Fellowship Chief, Behavioral Medicine Tripler Army Medical Center Department of Behavioral Health Society for Health Psychology is uniquely positioned for the challenges that we face during the current pandemics of COVID-19 and racism.  SfHP can bring to bear psychological science on the impact of marginalization and oppression on inequity, particularly as … Continue reading It Takes Many Voices

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Well-Being Services for Health Care Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Helen L. Coons, Ph.D., Winnifred M. Hunter, Ph.D., Steven J. Berkowitz, M.D., Rachel A. Davis, M.D., Brian A. Rothberg, MD, & C. Neill Epperson, M.D. Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado  The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have profound personal, public health and economic consequences worldwide. Since its onset, health care providers have worked tirelessly to treat adults … Continue reading Well-Being Services for Health Care Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Going Back to Basics: Health Psychology Core Competencies as a “How To” Guide for Supporting the COVID-19 Response

Margaret R. Bauer, PhD Palliative Care Psychologist Health Psychology Service VA Connecticut Healthcare System As I scanned my office bookshelves filled with textbooks, treatment manuals, and even binders of graduate school notes, I found myself wishing for something like “Health Psychology during a Pandemic”, or even, “Health Psychology for Dummies: Pandemic Edition.” In March, I was five months out of fellowship in my first job … Continue reading Going Back to Basics: Health Psychology Core Competencies as a “How To” Guide for Supporting the COVID-19 Response

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What’s Inside

Valeria Martinez-Kaigi, PhD, M.Sc. Associate Research Scientist Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine Welcome to the latest issue of The Health Psychologist!  This issue features the practice of health psychology in the context of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Our new president elect Dr. Helen L. Coons and her colleagues present their excellent wellbeing program that supports our frontline health care workers and Dr. Margaret R. Bauer discusses the development … Continue reading What’s Inside

APA 2020 Registration is Open

APA Virtual Convention

APA’s 2020 Convention will be held virtually this year due to concerns related to COVID-19. “Going Virtual” has resulted in many changes to Convention this year. Registration for “APA 2020 Virtual” opened July 1. Individuals may register by going to the APA 2020 Virtual web site at   Summary highlights: Sessions will all be virtual, mainly prerecorded, and shortened (25-30 minutes) The main stage … Continue reading APA Virtual Convention

SfHP Election Results

The Nominations & Elections Committee, under the leadership of Dr. Patrice Saab, is pleased to announce the results of the 2020 Society for Health Psychology elections: President-Elect: Barbara L. Andersen, PhD Treasurer-Secretary:  Marquisha Lee, PhD, ABPP Member-at-Large:  Adrienne A. Williams, PhD APA Council Representative: Amy Williams, PhD, LP Thanks to all the candidates for their willingness to serve, and thank you for voting! Continue reading SfHP Election Results