Student Resources

Conference Call Series on Topics in Health Psychology

As part of the current long range plan for the Society for Health Psychology to provide a health psychology identity and professional home for scientists and practitioners at all career stages, SfHP 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. Overviews and audio of these conference calls are available below.

Traumatic Brain Injury as a Chronic Health Condition
John D. Corrigan, Ph.D., Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The Ohio State Unitersity Wexner Medical Center
Flora Hammond, M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana

To access a copy of Drs. Corrigan and Hammond’s slides, please click here.
To listen to the audio of the conference call, please click here.

Using Trauma-sensitive Obstetric Care to Reduce PTSD Symptoms among Pregnant Survivors of Abuse and Violence: A Multilevel Intervention Approach
Natalie Stevens, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences, Rush University Medical Center

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

How Technology May Revolutionize Health Behavior Change
Sherry Pagoto, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Co-Director, UMass Center for mHealth

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

Taking the Unbeaten Path: Three Perspectives on Non-traditional Careers in Health Psychology
Amber R. Koblitz, Ph.D., M.P.H., Social Scientist, Office of Science, Center for Tobacco Products, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Mark S. Aloia, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, National Jewish Health, and Senior Director of Global Clinical Research, Office of Medical and Health Affairs, Philips Healthcare
Brian D. Juncker, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, Strategic Talent Solutions

To access a copy of Dr. Aloia’s slides, please click here.
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

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

How to Succeed in Academic Medicine
Karina Davidson, Ph.D., Professor of Behavioral Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
Director, Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health
Associate Director, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

To read a summary of the discussion, please click here.
To access a copy of Dr. Davidson’s slides, please click here.
To listen to the audio of the conference call, please click here.

Developing an Identity as a Health Psychologist: Who We Are, What We Do, and How to Best Represent Ourselves
Hector Myers, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training, UCLA

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

Tips for Engaging in the Job Search: Exploring Alternatives and Negotiating Contracts
Helen Coons, Ph.D., President and Clinical Director of Women’s Mental Health Associates
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Drexel University College of Medicine
Kevin Larkin, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training, West Virginia University

In this conference call, Drs. Coons and Larkin discussed various aspects of the job search process for health psychology students, interns, and fellows.

To read a summary of the discussion, please click here.
To listen to the audio of the conference call, please click here.

Publication 101: Mastering the Manuscript Review Process
Chris France, Ph.D., Editor of Annals of Behavioral Medicine
Tracey Revenson, Ph.D., Associate Editor of Annals of Behavioral Medicine
Travis Lovejoy, M.S., M.P.H., graduate student and pre-doctoral intern

Click here to listen to an audio recording of the conference call.

Applying to/Interviewing for a Health Psychology Clinical Internship
Bruce Rybarczyk, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director of Clinical Training
Virginia Commonwealth University

To access an overview of the conversation with Dr. Rybarczyk, click here.

APA Conference Presentations Archive

2011 Conference, Washington, DC

Education and Training in Clinical Health Psychology

At the 2011 APA annual convention in Washington, DC, a panel discussion of distinguished clinical health psychologists presented information and answered questions about training in clinical health psychology. Slides from the presentation are available here.

2010 Conference, San Diego

Faces of Health Psychology

At a panel discussion at the 2010 APA annual convention in San Diego, members of the SfHP Education and Training committee answered questions about training in the field. Slides from the presentation highlight each member’s education background and current research and activities, nicely demonstrating the variety of tracks one can take to be a Health Psychologist.

2009 Conference, Toronto

Top 10 Lessons I’ve Learned in becoming Faculty (and beyond)
Karina Davidson, Ph.D.
Herbert Irving Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry
Co-director of the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health
Columbia University Medical Center

A brief list of advice on how to be a successful faculty member in any department. To access a copy of Dr. Davidson’s list, click here.

Critical Issues for Advancing in Academia: Now that You Have the Job, What Do You Do to Keep It for a Long Time?
Kenneth J. Sher, Ph.D.
Curator Professor
University of Missouri-Columbia
NIH Senior Scientist Research and Mentorship Award winner

A unique perspective on getting what you need in your contract, obtaining mentorship as a young faculty, and helpful advice on making the transition from a student to a faculty member. Plus, a reminder about “why it’s all worth it” to pursue a career in academia. To access a copy of Dr. Sher’s slides, click here.

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