Author Archives: publisher

President’s Column

Nancy Ruddy, PhD It is difficult to believe that I am almost halfway through my presidential year. I had been warned the time goes quickly, and that certainly is true. At this midway point there are three areas that I would like to highlight: The Society for Health Psychology Midwinter Executive Committee Meeting Presidential Initiative: […]
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From the Editor’s Desk

Adrienne A. Williams, PhD I stood next to the leader of the community group in the city where I had just moved as he introduced me to a room of 100 people: “This is Adrienne. She is a nurse at the local hospital.” “Nope! No, I am not a nurse. I am a doctor. What […]
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Peer-Recommended Resources – Public Domain Measures

Compiled by Paul T. Korte, Ph.D. We asked you, our members, what public domain assessment measures you prefer in your practice. As healthcare increasingly encourages measurement-based care, health psychologists can utilize these free screeners as they are brief and simple to administer. The list below encompasses common measures used by health psychologists and we have […]
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Student Advisory Council – Winter Updates

Aviva Ariel-Donges, MS, MPH, Student Council Chair The SfHP Student Advisory Council has been working hard this winter on behalf of our student members. Read below for a brief overview of what we have been up to! Student Council Website Changes: We are thrilled that the student section of the SfHP website has been overhauled […]
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Teaching Patients How To Be Effective Patients: A Pain Clinic Project

Paul Schneider PhD, ABPP Disturbing declines in patients’ engagement with providers appear to negatively affect patients and providers, from my observations after over 35 years working within a variety of health care systems. Providers make the grossly inaccurate assumption that patients know how to play the patient role in the treatment team. This assumption often […]
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127th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association

August 8-11, 2019 Chicago, IL Travis Lovejoy, PhD, MPH, Program Chair Greetings from the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP) Program Committee! First, let me take a moment to extend a sincere thank you to the many SfHP members and new recruits who volunteered their time reviewing abstract submissions! The process of planning the program for […]
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News from APA

The APA Council of Representative (CoR) met from February 14 through February 17, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Our division, Division 38 – the Society for Health Psychology – had three voting representatives on the CoR thanks to the Society’s members choosing to allocate more of the ten votes to our division representation: a stronger voice […]
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Founding Conference of the Behavioral Medicine Research Council

Kenneth E. Freedland, Ph.D. The Founding Conference of the Behavioral Medicine Research Council (BMRC) was held in Washington DC on December 10-11, 2018. The BMRC is an autonomous joint committee of the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP), the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (ABMR), the American Psychosomatic Society (APS), and the Society for Behavioral Medicine […]
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Recognizing Member Achievements

During the August APA Council of Representatives meetings, Council affirmed the following new Society for Health Psychology Fellows: Youngmee Kim, PhD, University of Miami Adam Leventhal, PhD, University of Southern In addition, you may not be aware that APA does not have a mechanism to recognize Affiliate members as Fellows, so the Society for Health […]
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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 […]
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