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2019 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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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 […]
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Congratulate your Graduate

In 2016, the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP) launched a new membership initiative: “Congratulate your Graduate.” We believe newly-trained health psychologists should consider our Society as one of their primary professional communities. This program, now led by Membership Committee Chair Kristin Schneider, PhD, enables us to welcome health psychologists into our community as they complete […]
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Proposal to Increase Member Benefits

The Society for Health Psychology (SfHP) is the largest professional home for health psychologists in the United States. The Society enriches the lives of health psychologists, is the most recognized venue for the dissemination of health psychology research, and serves as an avenue for developing the next generation of health psychologists. SfHP welcomes clinicians, educators, […]
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What is Health and Wellness Coaching? How does it compare to Health Psychology?

Ruth Q. Wolever, PhD, NBC-HWC The growing need to prevent and improve the lifestyle behaviors that drive chronic disease has brought about new roles in health care including that of health and wellness coaching (HWC). As use of terms such as “health coach” has spread, so too has the need to clarify the definition of […]
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Developing Health Policy Briefs to Bridge Research to Policy Translation Gaps

Joanna Buscemi, Ph.D. Have you ever wanted your work to have a greater impact? Certainly, the field of health psychology has been responsible for many advances in health, such as developing evidenced-based interventions for people with chronic illness and spearheading efforts to prevent disease through health behavior change programs. We are fortunate that many of […]
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Keeping Up with Technology – Biofeedback: A Technology for Social Justice

Molly Brady, PsyD  & Ava Drennen, PhD The obligation and opportunity that psychologists have to promote the wellbeing of those we serve through respect, fairness, and consideration of diversity issues is a guiding and foundational principle of our field (American Psychological Association, 2017). There are numerous examples of technological innovations offering psychologists new opportunities to […]
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President-Elect Candidate – Helen L. Coons, PhD, ABPP

I am honored to run for President of the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP). Division 38 has been my professional home for decades. The SfHP is a dynamic, growing and diverse organization responsible for advancing health psychology as a field, and for promoting the importance and translation of this psychological science. SfHP leadership is essential […]
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APA Council Representative Candidate – Kathleen S. Brown, PhD

I am honored to be nominated for a seat on the APA Council of Representatives (CoR) for the Society for Heath Psychology (SfHP). SfHP Council representatives have a timely opportunity to craft and promote a CoR health agenda consistent with APA’s health-related goals. CoR can advance policy that can significantly impact preventable health threats for […]
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APA Council Representative Candidate – Susan H. McDaniel, PhD

I interviewed a young Iranian immigrant for our medical school today. Alone here since age 16, he wants to learn the biopsychosocial approach to help him “reduce health disparities” and be “an agent for peace and equality.” Our long talk focused on the importance of psychology and self-awareness to improve individual, family, community, and global […]
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