Peer-Recommended Resources: Members’ “Must Have” Health Psychology Books

Compiled by Paul T. Korte, Ph.D. What is that “must have” Health Psychology book on your bookshelf (or wish list)? We asked our membership that very question and received a list of books discussing integrated care, physical health disorders, and more. Some books received many votes and all were viewed as seminal texts in the professional role of health psychologists. If you would like to … Continue reading Peer-Recommended Resources: Members’ “Must Have” Health Psychology Books

Student Advisory Council: Promoting Inclusive Excellence

Aviva Ariel-Donges, MS, MPH This year’s SfHP Student Advisory Council is engaging in a coordinated effort to better address the needs of students from historically underrepresented (and historically under-supported) backgrounds. Like the broader leadership of the Society and APA, we recognize that health psychologists should comprise a heterogenous group in order to best serve our patients and secure the future of our profession. By more systematically … Continue reading Student Advisory Council: Promoting Inclusive Excellence

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Health Policy Corner: Interventions for the Opioid Crisis Must Address Structural Stigma

Daniel S. Goldberg, JD, PhD University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Twitter: @prof_goldberg Benjamin F. Miller, PsyD Well Being Trust Twitter: @miller7 Health stigma is attracting more attention in research, policy, and public discourse. The opioid crisis in particular has brought issues of mental health stigma and addiction stigma into sharp relief. While we welcome the attention to these often-ignored issues, there is a hidden … Continue reading Health Policy Corner: Interventions for the Opioid Crisis Must Address Structural Stigma

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Singlism in American Medicine: Patients without Partners Face Stereotyping and Discrimination

Bella DePaulo, Ph.D., and Joan DelFattore, Ph.D. Twitter: @belladepaulo   Twitter: @joandelfattore In Doing Harm, Maya Dusenbery describes a breast cancer patient “who wanted a mastectomy but whose doctor objected, saying, ‘But you aren’t married.’” Similarly, Abby Norman writes in Ask Me About My Uterus that doctors limited her endometriosis treatment in accord with their belief, which she did not share, that avoiding any possible threat … Continue reading Singlism in American Medicine: Patients without Partners Face Stereotyping and Discrimination

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Early Career Professionals Corner: To Participate or Not to Participate? The Benefits of Leadership Training Programs for ECPs

Kathryn M. Jones, PhD Cleveland Clinic Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health As Early Career Psychologists (ECPs), we face many new challenges as we embark on our professional lives. Building a practice, making connections with other professionals, and figuring out what work-life balance looks like outside of the confines of graduate school and training require special attention during this phase of our careers. With all these … Continue reading Early Career Professionals Corner: To Participate or Not to Participate? The Benefits of Leadership Training Programs for ECPs

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2018 Awards presented by the Society for Health Psychology (Division 38)

Each year, the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP) recognizes members for outstanding contributions to the field by presenting awards in Research, Clinical Practice, Education & Training, Mentoring, and Career Service. Award categories were established to acknowledge and appreciate excellence in health psychology across the career span and throughout the field. Excellence in Health Psychology Research Award           Ken Resnicow, PhD,  University of Michigan Excellence in … Continue reading 2018 Awards presented by the Society for Health Psychology (Division 38)