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 of telehealth, is defined by the American Psychological Association as … Continue reading Keeping Up with Technology: Use of Telehealth to Increase Mental Health Services to Veterans

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 race and racism. Indeed, conversations regarding political correctness, racial tensions, … Continue reading Paying Closer Attention to Microaggressions and Their Consequences

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, anxiety, and depression is expected. 2 In terms of fear, heightened … Continue reading The Role of Health Psychology in Chronic Pain Management

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