To facilitate curriculum development across the field of behavioral medicine, the Education, Training and Career Development Council of SBM maintains these resources for courses taught by professionals within the various disciplines of behavioral medicine.
We have partnered with the Society for The Teaching of Psychology (STP), as they maintain a website that hosts syllabi that their members have reviewed and consider to be exemplary - "Project Syllabus." This partnership between SBM and STP is intended to promote syllabus sharing across our societies — SBM members are able to freely download syllabi from this website. In return, STP encourages SBM members to submit our syllabi for inclusion in "Project Syllabus," using the peer review process outlined on their website.
STP hosts syllabi for courses that focus on any number of topics related to psychology, and the field of health psychology clearly overlaps substantially with the field of behavioral medicine (e.g., health applications of psychology, psychology of chronic illness, behavioral counseling strategies to prevent disease, chronic disease self-management strategies). The current syllabi on the STP website are geared towards instruction of undergraduates and graduates in Psychology, but SBM members are also encouraged to submit syllabi from other disciplines (e.g., medicine, nursing, and public health), so long as they strongly incorporate psychology principles. SBM members who are uncertain as to whether their syllabus fits the umbrella of Health Psychology substantively enough to submit their syllabus are invited to contact the STP “Project Syllabus” lead by e-mail to inquire if the course content would be within the scope of STP’s resources.
Coming Soon: The Latest - go here to view SBM members' syllabi that were recently accepted to Project Syllabus.
If you would like to submit comments regarding any problems with these weblinks, please contact ETCD staff liaison Anne Hahn.
The Society of Behavioral Medicine does not necessarily endorse the curriculum or ideas conveyed by the contents of this database.