Health Psych Connections Spotlight: Integrated Behavioral Health Service at a Local Cancer Center

By Joshua C. Eyer, PhD The promise of integrated care is great, but how do you convince an established health system to start a new service and hire new behavioral health providers? Peggy Howland, PhD , faced just this challenge recently and turned to the Society’s Health Psych Connections (HPC) program to get some help. A clinical health psychologist working in private practice in Auburn, Alabama, … Continue reading Health Psych Connections Spotlight: Integrated Behavioral Health Service at a Local Cancer Center

2018 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 Award       Ken Resnicow, PhD, University of Michigan Excellence in … Continue reading 2018 Awards presented by the Society for Health Psychology (Division 38)

Award Nominations – Due March 31st

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. This avenue of highlighting our contributions can be successful only if members actively engage in … Continue reading Award Nominations – Due March 31st

New Social Media Policy

Dear Listmembers: As mentioned by SfHP President Justin Nash in the most recent posting of “Update for 38,” the Society’s leadership has been thoughtfully engaged in improving the tone and manner of discourse within Society media (including listservs). He stated:  “To make sure that members continue to find the listserv to be a meaningful and informative experience, the Executive Council adopted APA’s Civility statement.”  We … Continue reading New Social Media Policy

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/ .   Vanessa V. Volpe, PhD  Fall 2016 was a time of many transitions for me – from graduate … Continue reading Mentoring Spotlight

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 new program, now led by Membership Committee Chair Kristin Schneider, PhD, enables us to welcome health psychologists into our community as they complete their training. Graduate students whose dissertation advisor or co-advisor is … Continue reading Congratulate your Graduate

Graduates receiving diplomas

Congratulate Your Graduate!

Please consider taking advantage of the new membership initiative we launched earlier this year: “Congratulate your Graduate.” Graduate students whose dissertation advisor or co-advisor is a member of SfHP are eligible for, upon completion of their degree (in 2016 or beyond), a free year of (non-student) membership in the Society for Health Psychology. To obtain this benefit, the advisor or co-advisor must complete a brief … Continue reading Congratulate Your Graduate!

Health Psych Connections

Some of you may not be aware that the Society for Health Psychology (Division 38) has a professional networking program, called Health Psych Connections. The goal of the program is to connect Division Members, Fellows, Professional Affiliates, and International Affiliates with other members who have volunteered their expertise to help address questions related to clinical practice, research, and general professional development. At this time, the … Continue reading Health Psych Connections

A Time of Renewal

It is membership renewal time! To ensure uninterrupted access/delivery of all SfHP benefits, including our journal Health Psychology (now monthly!), The Health Psychologist, Health Psych Connections, and SfHP-only listservs, renew your membership today (and consider giving the gift of professional membership to your colleagues or students…) APA members may renew online at apa.org (use “MyAPA” login). SfHP affiliates should have received renewal notices, but if … Continue reading A Time of Renewal