From the Student Council Representatives

TheHealthPsychologist Member Contributions

Lisa Auster-Gussman, Chair
Jennifer Warnick, Chair-Elect
Megan Grigsby, Past Chair

The student council is excited to announce that we have finalized our program for the upcoming 2016 APA convention in Denver! We designed our program to meet student needs and would love to see every student affiliate at both our workshop and networking event.

Save the Date:
Workshop to Prepare for Specialty-Track Predoctoral Internships
The Student Council, along with Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology), Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology), Division 17 (Counseling), and Division 54 (Pediatric Psychology) will be hosting this collaborative skill-building session. The interactive workshop is aimed at preparing clinical and counseling psychology trainees to pursue specialty-track predoctoral internships in rehab, health, pediatric, and neuropsychology, as well as other specialty areas of clinical and counseling psychology. The workshop will include a brief introductory presentation about pursuing specialty-track internships. Attendees will then break into interactive small groups led by internship training directors and specialty-track supervisors. Students are invited to participate in informal “questions and answer” sessions, receive feedback on their CVs and academic/clinical preparation, and engage in mock interviews. Students may stay in multiple small groups or elect to stay in a single specialty area.

Date: Friday, August 5th
Time: 8-9:50am
Location: Convention Center/Mile High Ballrooms 2A and 3A level 3-ballroom level

Training Directors Meet and Greet
This networking event gives students the opportunity to meet with health psychology internship and post-doctoral training directors. Refreshments will be provided!

Date: Friday, August 5th
Time: 6-7:00pm
Location: Capitol Ballroom 6 at the Hyatt Regency Denver

Other News:
Campus Representative Program:
This coming August will be the second year anniversary of our Campus Representative Program. We started the Campus Representative Program to increase inclusion and engagement of students across graduate programs that have a focus in health psychology, and believe that it has been a successful first year. We currently have campus representatives for over 50 universities, and more than half of these representatives hosted events at their respective universities!!

To learn more about this program, find your campus representative, and/or apply to become the campus representative for your program, please go to:

Student Newsletter:
Last Spring, our Student Communications Committee created our first ever student newsletter. We are very excited about this newsletter and hope that it will help keep students engaged and informed regarding SfHP matters. Look out for our next newsletter.

Stay Connected:
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