Trouble Sleeping

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

TheHealthPsychologist News from the SfHP

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 …

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Call for Nominations for Awards

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. This avenue of highlighting our contributions can be successful only …

Member-at-Large: Stephanie L. Fitzpatrick, PhD

TheHealthPsychologist News from the Society for Health Psychology

I am happy to accept the nomination for Member-at-Large within one of my primary professional homes, the Society for Health Psychology (SfHP). I am a Senior Investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research and my research focuses on embedding behavioral interventions for obesity and chronic disease management in clinical care settings while also addressing health-related social needs. Since …

Member-at-Large: Aric Prather, PhD

TheHealthPsychologist News from the Society for Health Psychology

With pandemic stress, climate change, and racial injustice at the front of all of our minds, health psychology is needed more than ever. It is because of these challenges ahead and the opportunities we have as a field to improve the health and well-being of individuals and populations that I am humbled to accept a nomination for Member-at-Large for the …

Division Representative to APA Council (2022-2024): Steven M. Tovian, PhD, ABPP

TheHealthPsychologist News from the Society for Health Psychology

As a Fellow of Division 38, I would be honored to serve as your Representative on APA Council. I will ensure Health Psychology has a strong, experienced voice on Council given both the scientific and practice issues that Council addresses in developing APA policy. As past Chair of APA’ s Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Subspecialties in Professional …

Diversity and Inclusion Officer: Carolyn M. Tucker, PhD

TheHealthPsychologist News from the Society for Health Psychology

I am honored to be a candidate for the position of Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Society for Health Psychology. This is an especially important position now—the time when our nation can no longer deny the exclusion, unfair treatment, and inequities that negatively impact the health and well-being of minorities, the poor, and the underserved. Having personally experienced these …

Division Representative to APA Council (2022-2024): Julie Radico, PsyD, ABPP

TheHealthPsychologist News from the Society for Health Psychology

As an active member of SfHP and a psychologist board certified in clinical health, I am a strong advocate for the contributions of health psychologists to be justly valued. It would be my honor to serve as a Representative for SfHP to the APA Council and continue to advocate for the needs of health psychology. I have been enriched through …