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Going Back to Basics: Health Psychology Core Competencies as a “How To” Guide for Supporting the COVID-19 Response

Margaret R. Bauer, PhD Palliative Care Psychologist Health Psychology Service VA Connecticut Healthcare System As I scanned my office bookshelves filled with textbooks, treatment manuals, and even binders of graduate school notes, I found myself wishing for something like “Health Psychology during a Pandemic”, or even, “Health Psychology for Dummies: Pandemic Edition.” In March, I was five months out of fellowship in my first job … Continue reading Going Back to Basics: Health Psychology Core Competencies as a “How To” Guide for Supporting the COVID-19 Response

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It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint: Developing Healthy Habits for a Sustainable Career

Marchion Hinton, P.h.D., LP Associate Program Director Behavioral Science Co-Director Family Medicine Residency Program Hennepin County Medical Center   There are many competing priorities to juggle throughout any given work day: documenting patient encounters, supervision responsibilities, fighting imposter syndrome. Managing the full list of responsibilities and pressures with finite resources can lead to mental and emotional exhaustion. We know that healthy habits inspire healthy lifestyles … Continue reading It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint: Developing Healthy Habits for a Sustainable Career

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Más Que Palabras (More Than Words): Time for Action Steps to Diversify the Health Psychology Workforce

James J. García, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Maleeha T. Abbas, B.Sc., Doctoral Student University of La Verne   The Need for a Diverse Workforce Joaquín comes from a Mexican American family; his father, Joaquín Sr., immigrated to the U.S. as a migrant worker and was employed by the meat processing industry in the 1980’s. After 30 years working in the meat processing industry, Joaquín Sr. passed … Continue reading Más Que Palabras (More Than Words): Time for Action Steps to Diversify the Health Psychology Workforce