Chair: Dr. Sheila Garland
The Section on Health and Behavioural Medicine of the Canadian Psychological Association is committed to providing information regarding current research and practice, and connecting researchers and clinicians in the the field. Health psychology involves understanding how the mind, body, and behavior interact in health and disease. Clinical and experimental research in this area aids in the development of public health recommendations and clinical interventions. The interests of our members cover a wide variety of topics ranging from psychophysiology to pain to adherence.
The Section on Health and Behavioural Medicine publishes a newsletter “Health Notes” which addresses various topics of health related interest, and reviews recent events in the Canadian and International context. Two awards are available through the Section on Health and Behavioural Medicine: the Early Career Award, and the Ron Melzack Student Award.