Author Archives: publisher

President’s Column: Accidental President

Nancy B. Ruddy, PhD President I have joked since learning that I was elected President of the Society for Health Psychology that I am the “Accidental President.”  Like many who agree to run for executive positions, I assumed that running was all I would do.  However, I am happily surprised to be serving the Society […]
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From the Editor’s Desk

Adrienne A. Williams, Ph.D. After accepting an offer for my first job after post-doctoral fellowship, I moved to a new city where I experienced a form of discrimination that I did not yet know how to name. This was not the first time I had moved to a new city on my own, but it […]
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Peer-Recommended Resources: Members’ “Must Have” Health Psychology Books

Compiled by Paul T. Korte, Ph.D. What is that “must have” Health Psychology book on your bookshelf (or wish list)? We asked our membership that very question and received a list of books discussing integrated care, physical health disorders, and more. Some books received many votes and all were viewed as seminal texts in the […]
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Student Advisory Council: Promoting Inclusive Excellence

Aviva Ariel-Donges, MS, MPH This year’s SfHP Student Advisory Council is engaging in a coordinated effort to better address the needs of students from historically underrepresented (and historically under-supported) backgrounds. Like the broader leadership of the Society and APA, we recognize that health psychologists should comprise a heterogenous group in order to best serve our patients […]
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Health Policy Corner: Interventions for the Opioid Crisis Must Address Structural Stigma

Daniel S. Goldberg, JD, PhD University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Twitter: @prof_goldberg Benjamin F. Miller, PsyD Well Being Trust Twitter: @miller7 Health stigma is attracting more attention in research, policy, and public discourse. The opioid crisis in particular has brought issues of mental health stigma and addiction stigma into sharp relief. While we welcome […]
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Singlism in American Medicine: Patients without Partners Face Stereotyping and Discrimination

Bella DePaulo, Ph.D., and Joan DelFattore, Ph.D. Twitter: @belladepaulo   Twitter: @joandelfattore In Doing Harm, Maya Dusenbery describes a breast cancer patient “who wanted a mastectomy but whose doctor objected, saying, ‘But you aren’t married.’” Similarly, Abby Norman writes in Ask Me About My Uterus that doctors limited her endometriosis treatment in accord with their belief, […]
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Early Career Professionals Corner: To Participate or Not to Participate? The Benefits of Leadership Training Programs for ECPs

Kathryn M. Jones, PhD Cleveland Clinic Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health As Early Career Psychologists (ECPs), we face many new challenges as we embark on our professional lives. Building a practice, making connections with other professionals, and figuring out what work-life balance looks like outside of the confines of graduate school and training require special […]
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2018 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 […]
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News from APA

Dear SfHP members, The APA Council of Representatives met during the APA Convention on Wednesday, August 8, and Friday, August 10, 2018.  This column provides an informational update on several actions taken by the Council. Approved the Report and Recommendations from the Presidential Work Group on Expanded APA Advocacy Model This action means a combined […]
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Call for Proposals: 2019 APA Convention

The Society for Health Psychology (SfHP) is excited to invite program submissions for symposia and posters for the 2019 APA Annual Convention in Chicago, August 8-11. This year’s theme is “Contextualizing Health:  Family, Social and Cultural Factors in Health Psychology.” Health psychologists work in multidisciplinary teams across a variety of settings including hospitals, community organizations, […]
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