President’s Column

Dawn K. Wilson, PhD It has been with great pleasure that I have served as the President of the Society for Health Psychology during this past year. Reflecting back on the year, we have made great progress with regard to our theme of “Broadening the Impact and Visibility of Behavioral Sciences in Health Care and Health Policy.” Some of the terrific highlights include strengthening our relationships … Continue reading President’s Column

From the Editor’s Desk

Adrienne A. Williams, PhD Since my last column, I have been repeatedly impressed by the increased interactions and support as a community among Society for Health Psychology (SfHP) members. First, as mentioned in my previous column, SfHP members were asked to join the 2nd annual #ThisIsHealthPsych social media challenge on March 8th (3/8 for Division 38).  Health psychologists accepted the challenge, with over 80 posts … Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk

SfHP Election Results

The Nominations & Elections Committee, under the leadership of Dr. Bonnie Spring, is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 Society for Health Psychology elections: President-Elect: Nancy B. Ruddy, PhD Treasurer: Barbara A. Cubic, PhD Member-at-Large: John M. Ruiz, PhD APA Council Representative: Richard J. Seime, PhD Thanks to all the candidates for their willingness to serve, and thank you for voting!   Continue reading SfHP Election Results

From the Student Council Representatives

Jennifer Warnick, Chair KayLoni Olson, Chair-Elect Lisa Auster-Gussman, Past Chair Happy summer from the SfHP Student Council! The SfHP student council co-hosted a mentor breakfast session at the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM)’s 38th Annual Meeting in San Diego, California in March with the SBM Student Special Interest Group. We were thrilled with the number of SfHP members who participated, both as mentors and mentees. … Continue reading From the Student Council Representatives

Summary of Actions Taken by APA Council at its February 24 & 25, 2017 Meeting

Submitted by Ronald Rozensky, Ph.D.,ABPP Elizabeth Klonoff, Ph.D.,ABPP Society for Health Psychology, Division 38 Representatives to APA Council   The following is a list of the many activities addressed by the APA Council at its February 2017 meeting. Space does not allow detailed description of each item but each can be reviewed by copying the item and searching for it on the APA website. We … Continue reading Summary of Actions Taken by APA Council at its February 24 & 25, 2017 Meeting

Apply to be an APA Fellow

Interested in applying for APA Fellow status for the first time through the Society for Health Psychology (APA Division 38)? All applications to be an APA Fellow must be made via the APA Online Fellows Application Platform. This system allows nominees, endorsers, and division Fellows chairs to submit all required documents online. The Society for Health Psychology (D38) deadline for submission of all materials to … Continue reading Apply to be an APA Fellow

SfHP Members Participate in the March for Science

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, 1.3 million people gathered for rallies and marches in over 600 cities across the world for the March for Science. APA was an official partner of the March, and members of the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP) were there to represent our field.  Here are some of the photos from various Marches submitted by our members to The Health Psychologist. … Continue reading SfHP Members Participate in the March for Science

Peer-Recommended Resources

Welcome to the new initiative to help disseminate peer-recommended resources that are shared on the SfHP (Div38) list serve. To let us know what you think about this new initiative, to request a future topic, or to share other resources, please email thehealthpsychologist@gmail.com. This month, we asked members to submit resources for families of patients with newly diagnosed common chronic health conditions (e.g. diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia). … Continue reading Peer-Recommended Resources

Don’t Sell Yourself Short: Reflections on Initial Steps Toward a Satisfying Career

Jonathan Muther , PhD Vice President of Medical Services, Licensed Psychologist, Salud Family Health Centers Senior Clinical Instructor, University of Colorado, Department of Family Medicine As an Early Career Psychologist (ECP), supervising practicum students, interns, and postdocs has provided me the opportunity to reflect on the differences between the expectations I had prior to graduation and the realities of post-graduation life. How do you face the … Continue reading Don’t Sell Yourself Short: Reflections on Initial Steps Toward a Satisfying Career

Rhetoric, Reform, and Responsibility: Our collective need to address mental health and substance use in health policy

Benjamin F. Miller, PsyD Chief Policy Officer, Well Being Trust Senior Advisor, Farley Health Policy Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine In the United States, politics and political ideology has tended to drive dialogue on policy rather than actual evidence. While the challenges for evidence-based policymaking are not new, it is difficult to assess strategies around health policy and health care redesign in this … Continue reading Rhetoric, Reform, and Responsibility: Our collective need to address mental health and substance use in health policy

Keeping Up with Technology – Using Behavioral Health Apps in Clinical Practice

Azadeh Ghaffari, Ph.D. Hines VA Hospital, Staff Psychologist in SCI/D Service According to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, there are reportedly over 160,000 mobile health apps available to download, and it is estimated that nearly 30% are mental health apps. While there is nothing that can replace the importance of psychotherapy, research, and teaching, mobile app technology has emerged as a potentially powerful tool … Continue reading Keeping Up with Technology – Using Behavioral Health Apps in Clinical Practice