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APA2020 Call for Program Submissions

The Society for Health Psychology is excited to invite program submissions for symposia and posters for the 2020 APA Annual Convention in Washington, DC, August 6-9. All health psychology related submissions are welcome. It is encouraged that your submission demonstrate the connection between Bench and Bedside. Research informs clinical work and our clinical work informs research. Throughout convention we want to highlight this connection and … Continue reading APA2020 Call for Program Submissions

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Become an SfHP Fellow

Interested in applying for fellow status (for the first time) through the Society for Health Psychology (APA Division 38?) Apply: 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 APA online portal for initial fellow applicants opened on August 6. The … Continue reading Become an SfHP Fellow

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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 Council of … Continue reading Be the Change You Wish to See

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SfHP Graduate Student Research Awards

The SfHP Health Research Council sponsors SIX graduate student research awards each year. Each award is for $2,000. Four awards are given in the category of “General Health Psychology,” one is an award to “Promote Inclusion,” and one award is for “Research Addressing Health Disparities.” Proposals will be reviewed on an annual basis and must be received by January 15 – so now is the time … Continue reading SfHP Graduate Student Research Awards

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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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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 membership for book recommendations to share with patients and families … Continue reading Peer-Recommended Resources: Books for Those Facing Terminal Illness

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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 some ideas on how to get involved: Write a health … Continue reading Health Policy Corner: So Where Do I Start? How to Get Involved in Health Policy

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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 anguished stories were told. This emphasized that sexual trauma and harassment … Continue reading Focus on Diversity: #MeToo and Implications for Interdisciplinary Care

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 August following the 2019 APA Convention. Emerging Student Leader Travel … Continue reading Student Advisory Council: Winter Updates