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2020 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. Honorees for 2020 include: Excellence in Health Psychology Research Award Christopher France, PhD, Ohio University … Continue reading 2020 Awards Presented by the Society for Health Psychology (Division 38)

CE Credit: Integrated Primary Care Course Available!

Introduction to Integrated Primary Care defines the integrated primary care model and its benefits to patients and discusses the benefits and challenges of the collaborative relationship between medical and behavioral health providers. It explores the psychologist’s role in primary care and suggests ways that behavioral health providers might prepare to work in an integrated primary care practice. SfHP Full and Fellow members enjoy a 50% … Continue reading CE Credit: Integrated Primary Care Course Available!

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Congratulate Your Graduate

Congratulate your Graduate is a successful new membership initiative that benefits our student members, their advisors, and the Society. Each year we welcome a new crop of graduate students who completed their graduate training and received their degrees. Please consider taking advantage of this membership initiative. We are now extending this benefit to internship and postdoctoral fellowship supervisors who also want to congratulate their graduates. … Continue reading Congratulate Your Graduate

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Interested in Applying for APA Fellow Status for the First Time, Through the Society for Health Psychology (APA Division 38)?

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 Society for Health Psychology (D38) deadline for submission of all materials to the platform is DECEMBER 15. Please visit the APA Fellows webpage for more information and to access the online system: … Continue reading Interested in Applying for APA Fellow Status for the First Time, Through the Society for Health Psychology (APA Division 38)?

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Looking to Make a Difference?

Volunteers in Medicine I’m writing to spread the word about a network of free clinics for the medically underserved across the country that has put out a call for our help. Volunteers in Medicine Clinics (https://volunteersinmedicine.org/) are unique in that they are staffed almost entirely by volunteer health care providers and lay people. The network consists of 92 primary care clinics struggling to meet the … Continue reading Looking to Make a Difference?

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(Why) Would I Ever Want To Do That?

Zeeshan Butt, PhD Associate Professor, Medical Social Sciences, Surgery (Organ Transplantation), & Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine   The Society for Health Psychology is a Division of the American Psychological Association (APA). It can be confusing sometimes: members sometimes equate what the Society does with the Association work, and vice versa. If I had a nickel for every time somebody got the … Continue reading (Why) Would I Ever Want To Do That?

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Neutralizing the Weight of our Biases

Jessica L. Lawson, PhD Clinical Health Psychologist VA Connecticut Healthcare System- West Haven Yale School of Medicine     She sat across from me, legs crossed and arms folded protectively around herself, as if to try to hide her body as she shared her experience with me. Gazing down at the floor she explained that she did not want to make a return visit to her … Continue reading Neutralizing the Weight of our Biases

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Functional Neurological Disorders: Forging a Path forward for Patients with Disabling Symptoms

Kathrin LaFaver, MD Associate Professor of Neurology Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine If you have never heard of Functional Neurological Disorders (FND), you are not alone. Despite being one of the most common reasons for patients to see a neurologist1, FND have largely stayed out of the spotlight. Triggered by emotional or physical stress factors, FND can cause tremor, weakness, seizure-like attacks, speech problems, … Continue reading Functional Neurological Disorders: Forging a Path forward for Patients with Disabling Symptoms