Accepting “Good Enough”: Cultivating Self-Compassion as an ECP

TheHealthPsychologist The Voice of Early Career Psychologists

Christina Rowan, PhD, ABPPBoard-Certified Clinical Health PsychologistAkron Physician Wellness Initiative My own struggle with perfectionism began in elementary school. As early as age 9, I remember studying diligently for each exam, starting every project and paper long before the due date, and completing my daily homework before allowing myself to relax or play. 97% was good, 95% was okay, and …

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What’s Inside

TheHealthPsychologist From the Editor's Desk

Valeria Martinez-Kaigi, PhD, MS Clinical Health Psychologist Spine Wellness Center Ayer Neuroscience Institute Institute of Living, Hartford Healthcare  Welcome to the Summer Issue of The Health Psychologist! This issue highlights some of the impactful clinical contribution’s health psychologists have made and will continue to make as we continue to navigate a pandemic. It also features fantastic interdisciplinary work in medical education …

2021 Convention Program

TheHealthPsychologist News from the SfHP

APA Virtual Convention The Society for Health Psychology is very excited about the upcoming APA convention. The program prepared by 2021 Chair Tyler Branagan will offer content which spans health psychology, as well as a focus on health psychology’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The convention will be entirely virtual this year – with the benefit of being able watch …

2021 Awards presented by the Society for Health Psychology (Division 38) 

TheHealthPsychologist News from the SfHP

Each year, the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP) recognizes members for outstanding contributions to the field by presenting awards in Research, Clinical Practice, Education & Training, Mentoring, and Career Service.  Award categories were established to acknowledge and appreciate excellence in health psychology across the career span and throughout the field.  Honorees for 2021 include: Excellence in Health Psychology Research Award Excellence …

Benefits

21 Benefits from your 2021 Membership

TheHealthPsychologist News from the SfHP

Renew today* – and invite your colleagues and students – to receive: 21. Uninterrupted receipt of Health Psychology 20. Full, FREE participation in up to 11 SfHP general and topic-specific Listservs 19. Eligibility for Recognition through Awards in Research, Clinical Practice, Education & Training, Mentoring and Career Service 18. Graduate Student and Post-Doc Grants 17. Peer-to-Peer Mentoring for professionals via …

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Interested in applying for APA Fellow status for the first time, through the Society for Health Psychology (APA Division 38)?

TheHealthPsychologist News from the SfHP

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 the platform is DECEMBER 15. Please visit the APA Fellows webpage for more information and …

129th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association August 12-14, 2021

129th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association

TheHealthPsychologist News from the SfHP

August 12-14, 2021 Tyler Branagan, PhD, Program Chair Greetings from the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP) Program Committee! Thank you to the many SfHP members who generously volunteered their time reviewing abstract submissions. Each year we rely on members’ support in creating a program which demonstrates the value and innovation of health psychologists. The process of planning the program for …

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A Letter From the President

TheHealthPsychologist From the President

Dear Society for Health Psychology Colleagues: As we mark the year anniversary of the COVID pandemic in the United State and its devastating impact across the world, I think of the loss of family, friends and colleagues, the disproportionate consequences for communities of color and women, and of the individuals who are now coping with the late effects of this …

A Chronic Disease Researcher’s Takeaways from “Health Psychology in the Time of COVID”

TheHealthPsychologist Research Highlight

Ali A. Weinstein, PhDDirector, Center for the Study of Chronic Illness and Disability Associate Professor, Department of Global and Community Health SystemSenior Scholar, Center for the Advancement of Well-BeingCollege of Health and Human ServicesGeorge Mason University The recent editorial that appeared in Health Psychology, “Health Psychology in the Time of COVID-19”(Freedland et al., 2020), was thought-provoking for many reasons. I …

Asking for help as an ECP

SOS: Asking for Help as an ECP

TheHealthPsychologist The Voice of Early Career Psychologists

Courtney McCuen-Wurst, PsyD, LCSWLicensed PsychologistUniversity of Pennsylvania To say this past year has been rough is an understatement.  As an early career psychologist, working from home and monitoring a seven year old during virtual schooling and a three year old ball of energy, I have certainly had my moments of insanity.  I have learned a lot about myself with the …