Tag Archives: Spring 2019

What is Health and Wellness Coaching? How does it compare to Health Psychology?

Ruth Q. Wolever, PhD, NBC-HWC The growing need to prevent and improve the lifestyle behaviors that drive chronic disease has brought about new roles in health care including that of health and wellness coaching (HWC). As use of terms such as “health coach” has spread, so too has the need to clarify the definition of […]
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Developing Health Policy Briefs to Bridge Research to Policy Translation Gaps

Joanna Buscemi, Ph.D. Have you ever wanted your work to have a greater impact? Certainly, the field of health psychology has been responsible for many advances in health, such as developing evidenced-based interventions for people with chronic illness and spearheading efforts to prevent disease through health behavior change programs. We are fortunate that many of […]
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Keeping Up with Technology – Biofeedback: A Technology for Social Justice

Molly Brady, PsyD  & Ava Drennen, PhD The obligation and opportunity that psychologists have to promote the wellbeing of those we serve through respect, fairness, and consideration of diversity issues is a guiding and foundational principle of our field (American Psychological Association, 2017). There are numerous examples of technological innovations offering psychologists new opportunities to […]
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President-Elect Candidate – Helen L. Coons, PhD, ABPP

I am honored to run for President of the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP). Division 38 has been my professional home for decades. The SfHP is a dynamic, growing and diverse organization responsible for advancing health psychology as a field, and for promoting the importance and translation of this psychological science. SfHP leadership is essential […]
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APA Council Representative Candidate – Kathleen S. Brown, PhD

I am honored to be nominated for a seat on the APA Council of Representatives (CoR) for the Society for Heath Psychology (SfHP). SfHP Council representatives have a timely opportunity to craft and promote a CoR health agenda consistent with APA’s health-related goals. CoR can advance policy that can significantly impact preventable health threats for […]
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APA Council Representative Candidate – Susan H. McDaniel, PhD

I interviewed a young Iranian immigrant for our medical school today. Alone here since age 16, he wants to learn the biopsychosocial approach to help him “reduce health disparities” and be “an agent for peace and equality.” Our long talk focused on the importance of psychology and self-awareness to improve individual, family, community, and global […]
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President-Elect Candidate – Alan J. Christensen, PhD

It is an honor to be nominated for President-Elect of SfHP. I am a Professor, Director of Clinical Training, and former Chair in the Department of Psychology at the University of Iowa and a Fellow of the Society. My research involves the study of treatment adherence and self-management among patients with chronic medical problems. SfHP […]
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2019 Society for Health Psychology Candidate Statements

The next SfHP Election of Officers will take place from approximately April 15-May 31, 2019. SfHP Full and Fellow members for 2019 are eligible to vote (affiliates and students are ineligible to vote).  Ballots will be issued electronically through the APA Elections Office.  Reminders to vote will also be posted on the SfHP listservs and included […]
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Member-at-Large Candidate – Andrea M. Bradford, PhD

I hope to have the opportunity to continue my service to the Society for Health Psychology in the role of Member-at-Large. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, where I lead an integrated behavioral medicine clinic, contribute to the training of medical students, fellows, and psychology interns, […]
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Member-at-Large Candidate – Travis I. Lovejoy, PhD

I am honored to be nominated for Member-at-Large of my professional home, the Society for Health Psychology. I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Core Faculty within the OHSU clinical psychology doctoral program, and Investigator in the Health Services Research Center at the Portland VA. […]
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