Call for Fellows

Interested in applying for APA Fellow status for the first time, through the Society for Health Psychology (APA Division 38)? 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 Society for Health Psychology (D38) deadline for submission of all materials to … Continue reading Call for Fellows

New SfHP Fellows and International Affiliates in 2015

Fellowship Committee Chair: Bert Uchino Members: Linda Gallo, Jennifer Kelly, Kevin Larkin   Congratulations to the following first-time APA division fellows who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to health psychology! Ellen Peters, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Psychology The Ohio State University Dr. Ellen Peters has a long-standing and impressive record of accomplishment and service to the field of Health Psychology. Her research has contributed … Continue reading New SfHP Fellows and International Affiliates in 2015

Cynthia Belar Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education and Training in Health Psychology

It is my pleasure to recognize Dr. Kevin T. Larkin by presenting the 2015 Cynthia Belar Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education and Training in Health Psychology. Kevin received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1986. That year he joined the faculty at West Virginia University (WVU), where he served 13 years as director of clinical training. Since 2013, he has served as … Continue reading Cynthia Belar Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education and Training in Health Psychology

New ABPP Clinical Health Psychology Specialists

Congratulations to the following psychologists who have earned board certification in Clinical Health Psychology in 2015: Andrea Maikovich-Fong, PhD, ABPP Kelly Sueoka, PsyD, ABPP Sarah Kinsinger, PhD, ABPP Catherine Whiting, PhD, ABPP Jennifer Finnerty, PsyD, ABPP Brittany Canady, PhD, ABPP Samantha Outcalt, PhD, ABPP Teresa Deshields, PhD, ABPP Tanecia Blue, PhD, ABPP Kim Dixon, PhD, ABPP Tiffanie Fennell, PhD, ABPP Scott Nyman, PhD, ABPP Michael … Continue reading New ABPP Clinical Health Psychology Specialists

Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by a Senior Professional

Professor Peter Salovey is a particularly deserving recipient of the 2015 award for Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by a Senior Professional from the Society for Health Psychology. In fact, the organization has been delinquent in not bestowing this award on him previously, in light of his myriad contributions to Health Psychology. Fortunately, this oversight is remedied today. It’s actually easy to see why he … Continue reading Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by a Senior Professional

Call for Awards Nominations

The Society for Health Psychology (APA Division 38) gives four awards each year for outstanding contributions to the field. One goes to a “senior” researcher member (i.e., someone who received her or his terminal degree > 10 years ago); one goes to an “early career” researcher member (i.e., someone who earned his/her terminal degree within the past 10 years); one goes to a clinical service … Continue reading Call for Awards Nominations

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Career Advice from Health Psychologists

Amanda Mia MarÍn-Chollom, MA, Mphil Matthew Jasinski, MA Student Council Diversity Committee As graduate students, many of us often feel that we do not get enough exposure to the different health psychology career paths outside those of our immediate advisors, who are usually tenure-track psychology research professors. Yet, a doctorate in psychology with a health focus is a versatile degree that can lead to a … Continue reading Career Advice from Health Psychologists

Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Health Psychology

I am very pleased to present the 2015 award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Health Psychology to Dr. Mark Vogel. Dr. Vogel is Associate Professor of Family Medicine and an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine. A fellow of the Michigan Psychological Association, Dr. Vogel is widely respected for his early, sustained and effective leadership supporting clinical health … Continue reading Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Health Psychology

Apportionment: Be the Change You Want to See

Every November, APA asks you to “apportion” 10 votes to some combination of divisions and state associations.  The votes that are allocated determine the number of Council Representatives for each division and state association.  The Society for Health Psychology (Division 38) is one of the largest divisions in APA — with one of the lowest “voter turn-outs.”   The Council of Representatives is one of APA’s … Continue reading Apportionment: Be the Change You Want to See

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Happy Birthday to 38!

As some of you may know, 2016 will be the 38th year of Division 38. In recognition of this moment, we will be holding a range of anniversary activities over the next year, culminating in a celebration at the 2016 Convention in Denver, CO. To help organize the anniversary activities, we have formed an Anniversary Task Force (chaired by Adrienne Williams). If you have ideas … Continue reading Happy Birthday to 38!