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Welcome to the Spring Issue of The Health Psychologist

TheHealthPsychologist From the Editor's Desk

Valeria Martinez-Kaigi

Valeria Martinez-Kaigi

Valeria Martinez-Kaigi, PhD, M.Sc.
Associate Research Scientist
Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine


Welcome to the latest issue of The Health Psychologist!  Take a moment to check out new reoccurring columns: Rare Diseases and Disorders which provides clinically relevant information from experts on diseases/disorders that are not widely known and Clinical Highlight which highlights a clinical population and evidence-based practice.

This issue features the practice of health psychology in the context of rehabilitation medicine, neurology, and cardiology. Click on the the Interdisciplinary Corner, Rare Diseases and Disorders, and Clinical Highlight columns to read about the treatment of chronic pain from a physical therapist, functional neurological disorders from a neurologist, and patient centered interventions to support cardiovascular health from a health psychology perspective.

Looking to improve your work-life balance? Check out The Voice of Early Career Psychologists and A Word from the Student Advisory Council Columns for guidance. Also, make sure to click on the Conversation Corner column for an important informative piece on weight bias and obesity stigma.

Click on the President’s column and News from the SfHP to learn about the benefits of serving in a leadership position in the society and the SfHP Election of Officers.

I hope you enjoy this Spring Issue and do not hesitate to contact me if you have an idea for a piece.


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Valeria Martinez-Kaigi, PhD, M.Sc.
Editor in Chief, The Health Psychologist