International Psychology Organization Selects Yale Visiting Professor as Delegate to UN Conference

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08/23/2011: The European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) has selected Golan Shahar, PhD, a Visiting Professor in Yale's Psychiatry Department, to represent EHPS at the 64th Annual United Nations Conference for Non-Governmental Organizations Associated with the Department of Public Information. The three-day conference will be held in Bonn, Germany in early September 2011.

Dr. Shahar maintains close ties with the Department. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow (2000-01), a Postdoctoral Associate (2001-02), and an Assistant Professor (2002-05) here, and has had a Visiting Professor appointment since 2004. He is currently involved in several research projects at Yale including one on resilience in schizophrenia with Larry Davidson, PhD and he hopes to collaborate with Yale Department of Psychiatry researchers to explore the genetic basis of depressive vulnerability and resilience.

He is a Professor of Psychology at Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and effective January 1, 2012, Dr. Shahar will become Editor of the Journal of Psycotherapy Integration.

Dr. Shahar will be among EHPS's first delegation to this annual UN conference. The organization only recently became affiliated with the UN and will seek to solidify this relationship over the next two years by contributing to UN activities and establishing connections with other UN-affiliated professional psychological societies.

Founded in 1986, EHPS is a professional organization that promotes empirical and theoretical research in and applications of health psychology within Europe and throughout the world.

For more information:

European Health Psychology Society
64th Annual UN Conference for Non-Governmental Organizations Associated with the Department of Public Information