SfHP Teleconference Series: “Psychogastroenterology: A Primer for the Practicing Psychologist”

Hosted by the SfHP Health Research Council

Join us on Thursday, January 30, 2020

12:00 pm ET, 11:00 pm CT, 10:00 am MT, 9:00 am PT

(Note: the call will not exceed one hour. It will be recorded for future listening, and will be posted to the SfHP website soon after the event.  No CE credit will be provided.)

This teleconference will provide an overview of the emerging field of psychogastroenterology, specializing in treating patients living with chronic digestive diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Topics will include: 1) Overview of psychogastroenterology, including the brain-gut axis and how digestive diseases are impacted by psychological processes; 2) Applying evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Gut-Directed Hypnotherapy, with case presentations; and 3) Resources and organizations to support working with this patient population.



Sarah Kinsinger, PhD

Director of Behavioral Medicine for Digestive Health

Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Loyola University Medical Center


Tiffany Taft, PsyD, MIS

Director of Psychogastroenterology Research

Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


Megan Riehl, PsyD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

GI Psychologist, Division of Gastroenterology

University of Michigan



Claire Conley, PhD

Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

Editor, SfHP Teleconference Series


To Register:

  • If you plan to participate, please RSVP to by close of business on Friday, January 24.  You may also submit questions in your RSVP email.
  • A confirmation email, with dial-in instructions and supporting documents, will be sent no later than noon Eastern time on Tuesday, January 28.
  • Please put SfHP Psychogastroenterology Teleconference in the subject line.

This series and other SfHP-sponsored teleconferences and webinars are presented as a benefit of membership in the Society for Health Psychology (APA Division 38).  

*Keep in mind:  you do not need to be a member of APA to join our Society. Become a part of the Society for Health Psychology – and invite your colleagues, too!


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