2015 • February

Join us for a webinar on Mar 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM EDT. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1183665314009041410 This webinar is co-sponsored by the Society for Psychotherapy Research, the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (Division 29 of the American Psychological Association), and the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. A panel of experts from around the […]

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Feb 23, 2015 | Society News

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All Eyes on the Prize (Looking through Different Glasses) Psychotherapists and psychotherapy researchers all want the same thing: less mental illness and greater psychological well-being, for the most people, using the least resources. Historically, though, there has been some disagreement about how best to achieve effective and efficient psychotherapy outcomes. The disagreement manifests both in […]

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As the oldest child in my family, I do not have a lot of experience with what it is like to be in the middle. However, as I transition from an early-career to mid-career psychologist, I find that I am quickly learning. Whether the middle child or a mid-career psychologist, you are no longer the […]

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Our study published in Psychotherapy in December 2014 focused on psychotherapy motivation among patients with substance use disorders (SUD) based on Self Determination Theory (SDT; Ryan & Deci, 2000). The study showed that SUD patients’ amotivation predicted increased dropout rate in the step from assessment to starting therapy (Philips & Wennberg, 2014). These results add […]

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It has long been assumed that asking a supervisee to explore her conscious and unconscious feelings toward a client will help her work with that client, understand herself better, and ultimately facilitate her professional development (e.g., Ekstein & Wallerstein, 1972; Kagan, 1984). Underlying this assumption is an appreciation for the therapist as the instrument of […]

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Imagine: You’ve been in an accident. Now, your thinking is clouded and unclear, you are terrified that you have lost your ability to reason and think clearly and it might never return, and you have a caseload of clients. What would you do? If you didn’t (or couldn’t) turn to anyone, is there someone in […]

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Join us for a members-only opportunity to learn from an internationally recognized authority on the Psychotherapy Relationship.  We’re excited to present this online mentoring ECP event for early career psychotherapists and psychologists who graduated 10 years or less from their graduate degree program, featuring Dr. John Norcross. It will begin with a focused summary of meta-analyses […]

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I was recently asked to be part of panel of psychotherapists who use the theories of Carl Rogers in their practice. I had to take a few minutes to really think about it. Am I a person-centered therapist? Upon reflection, I realized that some of the best ways I am a therapist, I am a […]

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