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

Mentoring Spotlight

Editor’s note: The Mentoring Spotlight highlights the Society for Health Psychology’s Health Psych Connections program with experiences from mentor-mentee pairs and articles on effective mentoring. The Health Psych Connections program is open to all SfHP members at any career stage post-doctorate. For more information, visit https://societyforhealthpsychology.org/resources/connections/ .   Kristi K. Phillips , Psy.D I practice at a high volume, multi-specialty, rural community medical center in Minnesota. … Continue reading Mentoring Spotlight