Tag Archives: Fall 2017

President’s Column

Justin M. Nash, PhD I am very excited to begin serving as President of the Society for Health Psychology. After 25 years in health psychology internship and postdoctoral training at Brown University, I recently became Professor and Head of the interdisciplinary Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Connecticut. I appreciate you making […]
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From the Editor’s Desk

Adrienne A. Williams, Ph.D. “Oh, you probably got into that program because you are half black.” I heard many statements like this while applying for, and attending, college. Usually these were said in a manner-of-fact tone, or alternatively, excited – congratulating me on some perceived rare accomplishment for black people. While I did not detect […]
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Peer-Recommended Resources: Relaxation and Meditation Apps

Welcome to Peer-Recommended Resources, where resources that are shared on the SfHP (Div38) list serve are collected and shared. To let us know what you think about this new initiative, to request a future topic, or to share other resources, please email thehealthpsychologist@gmail.com. This month, there were a number of posts on the list serve […]
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Early Career Professionals Corner: To Consult or not to Consult?

Monika Parikh, PhD Geisinger Health System A common experience of any newly licensed Early Career Professional (ECP) is a desire to demonstrate one’s potential and to be perceived as a competent and confident provider. I think one of the biggest mistakes we can make in our career is to forget the value of consultation with […]
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Complexity in Health Care – Redefining Our Approach to Policy

Benjamin F. Miller, PsyD Chief Policy Officer, Well Being Trust Current debates in public policy continue to focus on health insurance coverage and tax breaks. These two issues are very much related, and our Congress will undoubtedly try to continue to tackle them. One of the problems with focusing primarily on coverage is that it […]
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Keeping Up with Technology: Use of Telehealth to Increase Mental Health Services to Veterans

Julia Rubinshteyn, PhD Although mental health disorders affect a lot of Americans, many of those individuals do not seek treatment (Wang et al., 2007). The Veterans Affairs Healthcare System provides a treatment option for patients who experience barriers to attending in-person appointments in the form of videoconferencing technology called telehealth. Telepsychology, which is a form […]
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Paying Closer Attention to Microaggressions and Their Consequences

  Jason J. Ashe, M.Div., Th.M.,  Taylor M. Darden, M.A.,  & Danielle L. Beatty Moody, Ph.D. Department of Human Services Psychology, Behavioral Medicine, Clinical, and Community Subprograms University of Maryland, Baltimore County Within the past several months, the idiom “walking on eggshells” has taken on a revived meaning as emotional burdens arise from experiences of […]
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The Role of Health Psychology in Chronic Pain Management

David Cosio, PhD, ABPP Jesse Brown VA Medical Center An understanding of the role of health psychology in chronic pain management is fundamental in improving its assessment and treatment. The International Association for the Study of Pain defines pain as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience.1 Living with chronic pain can be disheartening, so fear, […]
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Advice on Applying for Internship

  KayLoni Olson Chair, Student Advisory Council We sat down with Karen Oliver, PhD  of Brown University’s Clinical Psychology Training Consortium (coordinator of the Health/Behavioral Medicine Track) to better understand how one program approaches the application review process.   Q and A session with Karen Oliver, PhD 1. You are the track coordinator for the […]
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Highlights from the Rally for Medical Research

Dawn K. Wilson, Ph.D. Past President of the SfHP The 5th annual “Rally for Medical Research” on Capitol Hill took place on September 14th with over 300 organizations participating.  The American Psychological Association was a strong sponsor of this event and invited me to do advocacy work with a team of patients, NIH representatives, and […]
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