Author Archives: publisher

Peer-Recommended Resources: Books for Those Facing Terminal Illness

Compiled by Paul T. Korte, Ph.D.   As Health Psychologists, we may encounter individuals with terminal illness and their families. For those that struggle to cope with the news of a potentially devastating illness, educational books on terminal illness may bring comfort, understanding, and acceptance during such a volatile phase in life. We asked our […]
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Health Policy Corner: So Where Do I Start? How to Get Involved in Health Policy

Kristen E. Riley, Ph.D. Want to advocate for specific health policy issues but not sure where to start? Our voices and research and clinical experiences matter and can inform health-related policies. In fact, research informed health policy has been shown to increase public health, reduce rates of chronic disease, and reduce health disparities. Below are […]
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Focus on Diversity: #MeToo and Implications for Interdisciplinary Care

  Molly Brady, PsyD; Ava Drennen, PhD; Dawn Jewell, PsyD; Daniel Bruns, PsyD On October 15, 2017, the hashtag #MeToo first emerged on Twitter. Within 24 hours, #MeToo had appeared in over half a million tweets, and in 12 million Facebook posts by 4.7 million people.1 In the weeks and months that followed, a remarkable number of […]
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SfHP Convention Programming and Special Sessions

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago in August! Please see below for more information about SfHP Convention Programming, special sessions, and a CE workshop that might be of interest to SfHP members.    

President’s Column

Nancy Ruddy, PhD As my tenure winds down, I want to take this opportunity to reflect on what I learned in my year as the President of the Society for Health Psychology. A brief summary: The Society for Health Psychology truly is the perfect “professional home” for any psychologist interested in the interplay of the […]
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From the Editor’s Desk

Adrienne A. Williams, PhD It is hard to believe that I am coming to the end of my term as editor of The Health Psychologist. When I took on this position three years ago, I was overwhelmed with the idea of trying to put together a newsletter that people would want to read. Like many […]
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Student Advisory Council: Winter Updates

Aviva Ariel-Donges, PhD, MPH As summer swings into full gear, the Student Advisory Council is hard at work on behalf of the Society’s student members. Read below for a brief overview of our current projects and be on the lookout for our newest group of Student Advisory Council committee co-chairs and Campus Representatives, who start in […]
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Early Career Professionals Corner: Embracing My Identity: A Journey Towards Cultural Humility

By: Danika S. Perry, PsyD In recent years, multiple terms have been used to describe approaches to addressing cultural differences that fuel social injustices. Cultural humility has had the most profound impact on my developing identity and journey as an early career psychologist (ECP). Cultural humility involves a lifelong commitment to reducing power differentials through […]
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Big Apple Health Psychology Colloquium

Irina Mindlis, MPH Doctoral Student, Health Psychology & Clinical Science Doctoral Program in Psychology, The Graduate Center of CUNY In the New York City area, there are at least five doctoral Psychology programs with a health emphasis. Many other programs are home to students conducting health psychology research. And yet, by the end of my […]
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SfHP Election Results

The Nominations & Elections Committee, under the leadership of Dr. Kim Dixon, is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Society for Health Psychology elections: President-Elect: Helen L. Coons, PhD Member-at-Large: Andrea Bradford, PhD APA Council Representative: Susan H. McDaniel, PhD Thanks to all the candidates for their willingness to serve, and thank you […]
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