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 Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine track at the training consortium of Alpert … Continue reading Advice on Applying for Internship

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 fellow researchers from the University of South Carolina, and the … Continue reading Highlights from the Rally for Medical Research

Greetings from the SfHP Student Advisory Council

This time of year we can’t help but think about change. Our student members are starting a new year of graduate school while interns and postdocs are adjusting to new roles and responsibilities. Sometimes it seems as though that old adage really is true… “the only thing constant is change.”  In pursuit of careers as health psychologists, we move through various personal and professional phases … Continue reading Greetings from the SfHP Student Advisory Council

Teaching Health Psychology: How is it Taught and What Do Health Psychologists Need for Their Pedagogical Practice?

The Education & Training Council is proud to announce The Teaching of Undergraduate Health Psychology: A National Survey (2017) published in the peer-reviewed journal Teaching of Psychology (Vol. 44 issue 3). The survey was sponsored by the E & T Council and authored by CUNY doctoral student Aliza Panjwani, a member of the SfHP Student and E & T Councils, Regan A. R. Gurung, former … Continue reading Teaching Health Psychology: How is it Taught and What Do Health Psychologists Need for Their Pedagogical Practice?

News from APA

Dear Division 38\Society for Health Psychology Colleagues: Immediately below you will find a summary of the August 2017 meeting of the APA Council of Representatives.  The Council agenda is extensive and APA members may view the August Council agenda at the following link. Given space limitation, the summary is just that, a list of actions and policies passed by Council. The individual items are detailed … Continue reading News from APA

Health Psych Connections Spotlight

Joshua C. Eyer, Ph.D. In the Health Psych Connections Spotlight this issue, we’re going to take a short step back to give a brief description how Health Psych Connections (HPC) works. Essentially, you have a problem. You’re smart enough to know that, but you don’t yet know how to solve it. Maybe you don’t even know who to ask. Enter HPC. You reach out to … Continue reading Health Psych Connections Spotlight

Call for Proposals

Society for Health Psychology (SfHP) is excited to invite program submissions for the 2018 APA Annual Convention, in San Francisco, August 9-12. This year’s theme is “Health Psychology’s Contribution to Better Understanding and Addressing the Needs of the Underserved in Health Care.” We are all aware that disparities in health, and health care access, are major contributors to costs and burden for individuals, families, communities, … Continue reading Call for Proposals

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Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional

George M. Slavich, PhD , University of California, Los Angeles It is a pleasure to announce Dr. George Slavich as the 2017 recipient of the Early Career Professional Award for Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology. George is an accomplished early career health psychologist whose outstanding publication record is punctuated by several highly impactful articles that integrate across social, neural, immunologic, genetic, and genomic levels of analysis to elucidate psychological and biological mechanisms underlying human … Continue reading Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional