President’s Column: Where Do We Go From Here?

Kim Dixon, PhD  “Leadership is not about the next election, it’s about the next generation.” – Simon Sinek It’s hard to believe that we are rapidly approaching the Spring of 2015. I hope that each and every one of you are staying safe and warm during the “winter of all winters!” There are many advantages of living in the deep south — and having relatively … Continue reading President’s Column: Where Do We Go From Here?

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Division 38 Local Networking Events: Coming to a City Near You

Zeeshan Butt, PhD Interested in meeting other health psychologists in your area? Over the past few years, Division 38 has been supporting networking/happy hour events in metropolitan areas across the United States. Initially, these started out as ways to connect early career health psychologists; however, they quickly expanded to include anyone interested in health psychology.               So far, these … Continue reading Division 38 Local Networking Events: Coming to a City Near You

Research in Progress: Measuring Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care Settings

Rodger S. Kessler, Ph.D. (University of Vermont College of Medicine) Constance van Eeghen, Dr.P.H.(University of Vermont College of Medicine) Daniel Mullin, Psy.D., MPH.. (University of Massachusetts Medical School) Andrea Auxier, Ph.D. (Beacon Health Options) C. R. Macchi, Ph.D. (Arizona State University) Benjamin Littenberg, M.D. (University of Vermont College of Medicine) Editor’s Note: Research in Progress is a new feature that offers a space for Division … Continue reading Research in Progress: Measuring Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care Settings

Reverse mentorship: An Opportunity for Early Career Professionals

Vaneeta Sandhu, PsyD The practice of reverse mentorship – in other words, early career professionals (ECPs) mentoring their more senior-level colleagues – is likely occurring all the time, only we tend to not use the term “mentoring” when describing this interaction. One responsibility of the mentor in reverse mentorship is relaying current knowledge and practices (for example, technological integration). Although we all take on an … Continue reading Reverse mentorship: An Opportunity for Early Career Professionals

APA Convention Program Update

123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association August 6-9, 2015 Toronto, Ontario Teresa E. Fecteau, Ph.D. Greetings from the Division 38 Program Committee! First, let me take a moment to extend a sincere thank you to the many Division 38 members and new recruits who volunteered their time reviewing abstract submissions! The process of planning the program for the meeting would not be possible … Continue reading APA Convention Program Update

Council Representative Candidate Statements

Ronald H. Rozensky, PhD, ABPP As a Fellow of Division 38, I would be honored to serve as your Representative on APA Council. I co-chaired the APA Presidential Initiative that resulted in adding “health” to the APA Bylaws, long overdue recognition of the important scientific, clinical, and educational contributions of Division 38 members. I was appointed to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services … Continue reading Council Representative Candidate Statements

Member-at-Large Candidate Statements

Daniel Bruns, PsyD Healthcare in the United States is undergoing major changes. The endpoint of this reform process is not certain, nor is psychology’s ultimate role in healthcare delivery. As a health psychologist, I am convinced that the expertise of our profession will play a critically important role in developing the healthcare delivery systems of the future. While I have served on the graduate faculty … Continue reading Member-at-Large Candidate Statements

From the Editor’s Desk

Andrea Bradford, PhD Circumstances over the past couple of years have conspired against my sincere efforts to attend Division 38 board meetings. That is, until last month, when I finally had the pleasure of traveling to Atlanta to meet and interact with this group of committed, thoughtful professionals who are helping lead Division 38 in a positive direction. The meeting dovetailed with the kickoff of … Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk

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From the Student Council Representatives

Megan Grigsby, Chair Lisa Auster-Gussman, Chair-Elect Stephanie Hooker, Past Chair   Many exciting things are happening within the Student Council! New Members: We are pleased to welcome two new members to Student Advisory Council (SAC): Matthew Jasinski (Diversity) and Marissa Alert (Membership). To learn more about these new members and our current council members, please visit http://www.health-psych.org/StudentCouncil.cfm. SAC Committees: Our three committees, Communication, Membership, and … Continue reading From the Student Council Representatives

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Health Policy Corner: Graduate Training in Health Coaching

Michael Peterson, EdD Professor & Chair, Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition University of Delaware   Background The etiology of many current chronic diseases (e.g., cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension) is heavily weighted towards individual behavior (e.g. exercise, diet, stress management, sleep) (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2014), as well as social and ecological constructs … Continue reading Health Policy Corner: Graduate Training in Health Coaching

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President-Elect Candidate Statements

Dawn K. Wilson, PhD It is an honor to be a nominee for President-Elect of Division 38. Since becoming a member nearly 30 years ago, the division’s unique integration of training, research, and practice has been central in shaping my career as a health psychologist. During this time, I have also been fortunate to serve the division as a board member (member-at-large), chair of publications–book … Continue reading President-Elect Candidate Statements

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Mentoring Spotlight

Editor’s note: The Mentoring Spotlight is a recurring feature that highlights Division 38’s Health Psych Connections program with experiences from mentor-mentee pairs and occasional articles on effective mentoring. For more information about the Health Psych Connections program, visit http://www.health-psych.org/Connections.cfm. Tanya Vishnevsky, PhD I originally signed up for the Health Psych Connections mentoring program a few years ago when I was a postdoctoral intern at the Transplant … Continue reading Mentoring Spotlight