Category Archives: Member Contributions

SfHP Members Participate in the March for Science

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, 1.3 million people gathered for rallies and marches in over 600 cities across the world for the March for Science. APA was an official partner of the March, and members of the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP) were there to represent our field.  Here are some of the photos from […]
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Peer-Recommended Resources

Welcome to the new initiative to help disseminate peer-recommended resources that are shared on the SfHP (Div38) list serve. To let us know what you think about this new initiative, to request a future topic, or to share other resources, please email thehealthpsychologist@gmail.com. This month, we asked members to submit resources for families of patients […]
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Don’t Sell Yourself Short: Reflections on Initial Steps Toward a Satisfying Career

Jonathan Muther , PhD Vice President of Medical Services, Licensed Psychologist, Salud Family Health Centers Senior Clinical Instructor, University of Colorado, Department of Family Medicine As an Early Career Psychologist (ECP), supervising practicum students, interns, and postdocs has provided me the opportunity to reflect on the differences between the expectations I had prior to graduation and […]
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Rhetoric, Reform, and Responsibility: Our collective need to address mental health and substance use in health policy

Benjamin F. Miller, PsyD Chief Policy Officer, Well Being Trust Senior Advisor, Farley Health Policy Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine In the United States, politics and political ideology has tended to drive dialogue on policy rather than actual evidence. While the challenges for evidence-based policymaking are not new, it is difficult to assess […]
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Keeping Up with Technology – Using Behavioral Health Apps in Clinical Practice

Azadeh Ghaffari, Ph.D. Hines VA Hospital, Staff Psychologist in SCI/D Service According to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, there are reportedly over 160,000 mobile health apps available to download, and it is estimated that nearly 30% are mental health apps. While there is nothing that can replace the importance of psychotherapy, research, and teaching, […]
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Mentoring Spotlight

Editor’s note: The Mentoring Spotlight highlights the Society for Health Psychology’s Health Psych Connections program with experiences from mentor-mentee pairs and articles on effective mentoring. The Health Psych Connections program is open to all SfHP members at any career stage post-doctorate. For more information, visit https://societyforhealthpsychology.org/resources/connections/ .   Kristi K. Phillips , Psy.D I practice at […]
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Healthcare Reform and the Avoidance of Moral Hazards

Daniel Bruns, PsyD, FAPA In Homer’s poem “The Odyssey,” Odysseus must sail between two mortal perils, Scylla (a six-headed monster) and Charybdis (a giant whirlpool). Odysseus makes the difficult moral choice to sail closer to Scylla and accept the loss of a few crewmembers, rather than sail too close to Charybdis and risk the loss of […]
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The Daily Burdens of Managing Diabetes: Beyond the Numbers

Nicole M. Bereolos, PhD, MPH, CDE Managing diabetes is a vast undertaking for people living with the disease, as well as their loved-ones (commonly referred to as “type 3’s”). There are many components to diabetes self-management, including monitoring blood sugars and dietary intake, engaging in exercise, taking medications, attending numerous appointments, and monitoring and treating […]
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Early Career Professionals Corner: National Health Service Corps

Monica Johnson, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist and Behavioral Health Consultant Cherokee Health Systems  If there is one thing that nearly all ECPs have in common, it is student debt. Many of us will spend several years trying to unload the financial burden of higher education. The good news is that there are programs to ease the […]
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Using Social Media in a Professional Manner: A Primer for Health Psychologists

Allyson S. Hughes , M.A. You may be wondering whether or not to take the plunge into the world of social media. For a health psychologist, the benefits of social media can be multifaceted. Social media platforms provide a diverse environment for sharing and responding to information.  Potential benefits can include promoting your research interests, getting […]
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