2015 • May

In 1988 John Bowlby published a groundbreaking collection of his lectures and essays. He inspired a generation of researchers by asserting that the therapist-client relationship has key features in common with parent-child attachments. Roughly coinciding with the 25th anniversary of Bowlby’s book, four meta-analyses have recently been published. These articles and other summaries take stock […]

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Has reality set in? You are preparing to start your internship. A lot of changes will occur when students leave for internship. It is an exciting time, but also a time of great transition. This transition impacts students who are moving across the country and students staying put. Routines to which students were once accustomed […]

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The most consistent and robust predictor of outcome in psychotherapy is the quality of the client-therapist relationship (Lambert, 2013). While we know that therapists’ overall competence and client factors, such as motivation, are relevant and important to treatment, the client-therapist relationship is considered essential to effective treatment, at least in most therapies (Norcross & Lambert, […]

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Maintaining the confidentiality of both the existence of and content shared within psychotherapy is one of the foundations of the psychotherapy relationship. In fact, this has been an essential feature of all health care relationships dating as far back as the Fifth Century B.C.E. as articulated in the Hippocratic Oath: Whatever I see or hear […]

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In my supervision practice, I work with doctoral students at the beginning of their work as therapists. These students have either had no therapeutic experience or limited experience. As Chessick (1971) indicated, three critical issues often confront therapists in their shift from classroom to clinic: (a) learning to manage anxiety early on during the treatment […]

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  Thursday, August 6, 2015   SAP sponsored collaborative program: Clinical supervision around the globe—small world isn’t it? 8:00 – 9:50 Convention Centre, Room 716A Chair Carol Falender, Ph.D. Discussant Rod Goodyear Symposium: Anti-Oppression Psychotherapy™—The Diverse Client 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM Convention Centre Room 206B Cochairs Roberta K. Timothy, PhD, MEd Mercedes D.C. Umana, MEd […]

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Watch the Recording Here Psychodynamic Case Consultation with Jon Frederickson, MSW from Internet Editor on Vimeo. Information about the Webinar In the case consultation, we will discuss problem cases where therapists are feeling stuck in the work. We will work together to find out which patient behaviors are blocking therapeutic progress and then suggest strategies […]

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