Tag Archives: Fall 2015

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 […]
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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 […]
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President’s Column

Alex Rothman, PhD  One of the many signs that fall has arrived is the appearance, in our email inbox, of The Health Psychologist – and with it, a column and welcome from the new President. It is both my honor and pleasure to serve as the President of the Society for Health Psychology — yes, […]
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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 […]
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From the Editor’s Desk

Andrea Bradford, PhD “The Society for Health Psychology.” I still smile when I read the new name for our division, in part because it emphasizes what brings us together, rather than the fact of being a fragment of a larger entity. The fall issue of the SfHP newsletter is always an opportunity to become more […]
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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, […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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