President’s Column

Nancy Ruddy, PhD It is difficult to believe that I am almost halfway through my presidential year. I had been warned the time goes quickly, and that certainly is true. At this midway point there are three areas that I would like to highlight: The Society for Health Psychology Midwinter Executive Committee Meeting Presidential Initiative: Response to the Opioid Crisis; Perspectives from Family, Addiction, and … Continue reading President’s Column

Peer-Recommended Resources – Public Domain Measures

Compiled by Paul T. Korte, Ph.D. We asked you, our members, what public domain assessment measures you prefer in your practice. As healthcare increasingly encourages measurement-based care, health psychologists can utilize these free screeners as they are brief and simple to administer. The list below encompasses common measures used by health psychologists and we have included related empirical studies for additional information. If you would … Continue reading Peer-Recommended Resources – Public Domain Measures

Student Advisory Council – Winter Updates

Aviva Ariel-Donges, MS, MPH, Student Council Chair The SfHP Student Advisory Council has been working hard this winter on behalf of our student members. Read below for a brief overview of what we have been up to! Student Council Website Changes: We are thrilled that the student section of the SfHP website has been overhauled to include many more professional development resources for health psychology … Continue reading Student Advisory Council – Winter Updates

Teaching Patients How To Be Effective Patients: A Pain Clinic Project

Paul Schneider PhD, ABPP Disturbing declines in patients’ engagement with providers appear to negatively affect patients and providers, from my observations after over 35 years working within a variety of health care systems. Providers make the grossly inaccurate assumption that patients know how to play the patient role in the treatment team. This assumption often results in the patient too often seen as “non-compliant”, when, … Continue reading Teaching Patients How To Be Effective Patients: A Pain Clinic Project