Category Archives: Member Contributions

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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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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Health Policy Corner: Supporting Informal Caregivers

By Ranak Trivedi, PhD  and Ambri Pukhraj, MS An aging society places increasing emotional, physical, and financial demands on informal caregivers. These are family members and friends who provide significant, unpaid help to patients suffering from illnesses. This is not a trivial issue since 50 million Americans identify as informal caregivers and together provide $470 billion […]
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Peer-Recommended Resources: Movies and Documentaries

This month, we asked members to submit suggestions and recommendations for chronic illness related movies/documentaries and television shows, for caretakers, patients, students, and professionals. Thank you to all the members who submitted resources. Click the links below, or search for the titles in web browsers. If you would like to share additional resources on this […]
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Student Advisory Council: APA Convention in San Francisco and Campus Representative Program

By KayLoni Olson, PhD Student Chair, Student Advisory Council Like many of you, the Student Council is gearing up for another great year of programming at the annual APA convention. This year in San Francisco we are looking forward to a series of student-specific events to provide concrete opportunities for networking and preparing for internship. Event: […]
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