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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

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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