2014 • September

PTSD Nightmares and Sleep Disturbance and Their Treatment The increased prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among military personnel and veterans over the past decade has highlighted the challenges therapists face in treating the disorder in all patients—civilians as well as service members and veterans. Two signature symptoms of PTSD are nightmares and sleep disturbance. […]

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The skin has been described as the largest organ of the integumentary system (Levenson, 2008). One condition affecting the skin organ is burn injuries. Serious or severe burn injuries have been described as a life-threatening state that challenges all of the integrating systems in the body (Sveen, Dyster-Aas, & Willebrand, 2009). Serious burn injuries are […]

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A Gradually Maturing Foundation When the Final Report of the APA Ad-Hoc Task Force on Psychopharmacology, chaired by Michael Smyer, was submitted to the Council of Representatives in November, 1992 it anticipated that: “Practitioners with combined training in psychopharmacology and psychosocial treatments can reasonably be viewed as a new form of health care professional, expected […]

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The Golden Crown Sifaka is the smallest member of the lemur family from Northeastern Madagascar. He has a creamy white coat that is topped with a bright orange crown and a triangular face with small black eyes. These creatures live in groups of 5 or 6, care for their young, and form social groups dominated […]

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Mental health clinicians make decisions based on their respective ethical codes daily. Certain ethical standards, such as abstaining from sexual relations with clients, are clear. Other decisions, particularly those involving nuanced clinical judgment, can be more complex. Psychologists who treat clients struggling with an eating disorder frequently face common ethical dilemmas such as therapist competence, […]

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The ethical issues involved in writing about clients are complex and were the topic of a recent special section of Psychotherapy, Division 29’s Journal (Samstag, 2012). The five papers in the series (Barnett, 2012; Blechner, 2012; Fischer, 2012; Sieck, 2012; and Woodhouse, 2012) identified a number of implications of a) obtaining consent from a client […]

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Despite ongoing efforts to conceptualize and envision possible solutions to resolve the internship imbalance, the problem has continued to escalate (e.g., Baker, McCutcheon, & Keilin, 2007; Grus, McCutcheon, & Berry, 2011; Keilin, Baker, McCutcheon, & Peranson, 2007; McCutcheon, 2011; Rodolfa, Bell, Bieschke, Davis, & Peterson, 2007). The number of students entering the Association of Psychology […]

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Since October 2001, more than 2.2 million military personnel have been deployed as part of the war in Afghanistan, known as Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), and the war in Iraq, referred to as Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). These conflicts, the longest since the Vietnam War, have resulted in more than 6,500 fatalities, 48,000 injuries, and […]

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Introduction A large number of clinical psychology doctoral students graduate each year, half of whom are from Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) programs (American Psychological Association, 2010). Statistics compiled by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC, 2011), demonstrate that Psy.D. students represent 45% of all students in the yearly national internship match (APPIC, […]

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a class of developmental disorders typically diagnosed during childhood. Per the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), ASD is characterized by social deficits and repetitive behavioral patterns, which cause clinically significant impairment, and are not better explained by intellectual disability (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). In adulthood, these […]

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