21 Benefits from your 2021 Membership

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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)?

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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 …

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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 …

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Insomnia Assessment and Treatment is an Essential Competency for Health Psychologists

TheHealthPsychologist Clinical Highlight

Jessee R. Dietch, PhDAssistant ProfessorSchool of Psychological Science, Oregon State University Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders, and its prevalence may be on the rise (Pandey & Phillips, 2015). Insomnia symptoms are experienced by between 30-50% of the general population (Ellis et al., 2012). The prevalence of chronic insomnia, defined by difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, and …


Developing a Workplace Ally: From Friendship to Social Justice

TheHealthPsychologist Interdisciplinary Corner

Krithika Malhotra, PhDMargaret Smith, MDUniversity of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health This is a story of allyship, friendship, and how collaborative relationships can change the systems in which we practice. It emphasizes the meaning of connection, being open to different perspectives and moving toward shared values and goals. This is a story of two women …

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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 Spring Issue of The Health Psychologist! From tips on how to talk to your supervisor about workload to available training on cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia- this issue is all about you! In this issue you will read about how …


VOTE: 2021 Society for Health Psychology Candidate Statements

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The next SfHP Election of Officers will take place from approximately April 15-May 31, 2021. SfHP Full and Fellow members for 2021 are eligible to vote (affiliates and students are ineligible to vote). Ballots will be issued electronically through the APA Elections Office. Reminders to vote will also be posted on the SfHP listservs and included in the “Update for …