Teleconferences

Teleconferences

The Society for Health Psychology has implemented a series of conference calls that provide a forum for our members and other interested persons to learn about specific topics in the field of health psychology.

The Conference Call Series is jointly sponsored by the Early Career Professionals Council, the Health Research Council, and the Student Council. Overviews and audio of the ECP-related conference calls will appear on this page. To download a file, simply right-click or control-click on the links below.

Implications of Health Care Reform for Reimbursement of Health Psychology Services: A Teleconference for Clinical Health Psychologists + -

  • Randy Phelps, Ph.D., APA Office of Health Care Financing
  • Katherine C. Nordal, Ph.D., APA Executive Director for Practice
  • Moderator: Daniel Bruns, Psy.D., Health Psychology Associates, Greely, CO
  • Host: Helen L. Coons, Ph.D., ABPP
  • To listen to the audio of the conference call, please click here.

Implications of Health Care Reform for Reimbursement of Health Psychology Services: A Teleconference for Chief Psychologists, Directors of Behavioral Health and Section Chiefs at Academic Health Centers and Community + -

  • Randy Phelps, Ph.D., APA Office of Health Care Financing
  • Katherine C. Nordal, Ph.D., APA Executive Director for Practice
  • Moderator: Jennifer Shroff Pendley, Ph.D., Chief Psychologist, Nemours A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children
  • Host: Helen L. Coons, Ph.D., ABPP
  • To listen to the audio of the conference call, please click here.

How APA Works: The Ins and Outs of APA Governance and Opportunities + -

Michael Honaker, Ph.D., Deputy Chief Executive Officer of APA
Katherine Hahn Oh, Ph.D., Divisions Representative to APA’s Committee on Early Career Psychologists, Staff Psychologist at Oberlin College Counseling Center

In this call, Dr. Honaker provided a detailed description of how APA is structured and how it works as an organization. Dr. Hahn Oh discussed specific opportunities within APA for Early Career Psychologists (ECPs).

  • To listen to the audio of the conference call, please click here.
  • To access a copy of Dr. Honaker’s slides, please click here.
  • To access a copy of Dr. Hahn Oh’s slides, please click here.

Getting Funding for Grad Students and Post-Docs + -

Miriam F. Kelty, Ph.D., National Institute of Aging (retired)

In this call, Dr. Kelty discussed different opportunities and strategies for obtaining funding during graduate school and post-doctoral fellowships.

  • To listen to the audio of the conference call, please click here.

ABPP in Clinical Health Psychology + -

John C. Linton, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor and Acting Chair of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, West Virginia University School of Medicine

In this call, Dr. Linton addressed the benefits of board certification for clinical psychologists in medical, private practice, and university academic settings.

  • To access a copy of Dr. Linton’s slides, please click here.
  • To listen to the audio of the conference call, please click here.

Applying Motivational Interviewing in Primary Care: An Integrated Model + -

Training and Professional Development

  • Taking the Unbeaten Path: Three Perspectives on Non-traditional Careers in Health Psychology
  • ABPP in Clinical Health Psychology
  • How to Succeed in Academic Medicine
  • Tips for Engaging in the Job Search: Exploring Alternatives and Negotiating Contracts
  • Developing an Identity as a Health Psychologist: Who We Are, What We Do, and How to Best Represent Ourselves
  • Applying to/Interviewing for a Health Psychology Clinical Internship

Clinical Topics

  • Applying Motivational Interviewing in Primary Care: An Integrated Model (*not yet posted to old site – see attached files*)
  • Using Trauma-sensitive Obstetric Care to Reduce PTSD Symptoms among Pregnant Survivors of Abuse and Violence: A Multilevel Intervention Approach
  • How Technology May Revolutionize Health Behavior Change
  • Traumatic Brain Injury as a Chronic Health Condition

Research Topics

  • Publication 101: Mastering the Manuscript Review Process
Applying Motivational Interviewing in Primary Care: An Integrated Model Download PDF
References for MI Applications in Primary Care Download PDF
Announcement Download DOC
Applying MI in Primary Care Download MP3

Navigating Health Care Reform:  Health Psychology Services Coding and Reimbursement in the Years Ahead + -

Speaker:  Antonio E. Puente, Ph.D., APA President Elect

Moderator: Helen L. Coons, Ph.D., ABPP

Concerned about the impact of health care reform on reimbursement of health psychology services in the years ahead?  Responsible for health psychology services and reimbursement in your in your outpatient health care setting?  

After comments by Dr. Antonio Puente regarding possible changes in service coding and reimbursement, we had a 35-minute open discussion with participants on the call.  

Society for Health Psychology: Health Reform Teleconference Download PDF
Announcement Download DOC
Navigation Health Reform Download MP3

Making International Research Work: Barriers and Bridges to Collaborating and Conducting Studies Internationally + -

International work can strengthen research such as by broadening perspectives, improving generalizability, and cross-country/culture comparisons. However, international research also brings unique challenges and barriers. This teleconference covers some of the barriers to international research and how they can be overcome with a panel of experienced researchers.

 

Panelists:

Professor Shanthakumar Rajaratnam, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Prof. Rajaratnam is Professor of Psychology in the School of Psychological Sciences and Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences at Monash University. His research program investigates the role of the internal biological clock in the regulation of the sleep-wake cycle, and how disruption of the clock leads to sleep disorders and other physiological consequences (e.g., in shift workers). He has also worked on developing innovative approaches to monitor alertness and novel treatments for biological clock disruption. Prof. Rajaratnam has built collaborations and partnerships with institutions around the world, including regular exchanges with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

 

Dr. Eric Green, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States
Dr. Green is an Assistant Professor of the Practice of Global Health at Duke University. His primary research interest is how technology can improve health and health systems in low-income settings. He is currently collaborating with colleagues on studies in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Liberia, and Rwanda. His research portfolio spans from formative work on human centered design to impact evaluations of individual and group interventions. Dr. Green holds a PhD in Clinical-Community Psychology and a MA in International Studies from the University of South Carolina.

 

Moderator:

Dr. Joshua Wiley

Monash University

 

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Managing Opioid Risk and Chronic Pain in Clinical Settings + -

Pain continues to be the leading reason why patients seek out medical treatment. However, treating pain may include use of opioid analgesics that have a risk of abuse or dependence. This teleconference covers some of the challenges and opportunities to improve treatment for patients struggling with chronic pain and opioid use. Participants will learn to differentiate between categories of pain, develop an awareness of the role of interdisciplinary care in pain evaluation and treatment, acquire an understanding of the use of functional pain assessments, and gain familiarity with the epidemiology of opioid prescribing for pain and pathways to reduce opioid use.

Speakers:

Amy Wachholtz, PhD, MDiv, MS

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

University of Colorado Denver

 

Ravi Prasad, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Stanford University School of Medicine

 

Moderator: 

Nancy Beckman, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

University of Chicago 

 

Pain Management: Change the Focus-Change the Outcome, Amy Wachholtz, PhD, MDiv, MS Download PDF
Managing Opioid Risk and Chronic Pain in Clinical Settings, Ravi Prasad, PhD Download PDF
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Washington Update: The Budget, Health Legislation, and How You Can Get Involved + -

In this time of uncertainty about funding and healthcare policy, with proposed changes in the national budget and to healthcare legislation, you may be wondering about the future of our work, patients, and society. Patricia Kobor, Senior Science Policy Analyst at the American Psychological Association, will be providing an update on the national budget and proposed healthcare legislation changes, with information about the potential effects of these policies, as well as recommendations for getting involved in order to limit the potential deleterious public health impact of these changes.

 

Speaker:

Patricia C. Kobor, PhD

Senior Science Policy Analyst

American Psychological Association

 

Moderator: 

Kristen E. Riley, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 

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Graduate Student Awards: Q&A with Past Winners + -

Each year, the Society for Health Psychology sponsors five graduate student awards (of $1500 each) to support new research. To assist students who are considering applying, two previous winners of the student awards will discuss the process they took when developing their applications. Students who are considering applying are strongly encouraged to participate in this interactive discussion.

Further information about applications and the submission process can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/SfHPstudentawards

Speakers:

Michael Bernstein

Postdoctoral Fellow

Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies

Brown University

 

Helen Murray

Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology

Department of Psychology

Drexel University

Moderator:  

Ali A. Weinstein, PhD

Associate Professor, Center for the Study of Chronic Illness and Disability

George Mason University

Chair, Health Research Council, Society for Health Psychology

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