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There are several sources of this conflict or dilemma. As they learn to do the work of what Freud (1937) termed an “impossible profession” (p. 401), beginning therapists are typically beset with multiple stressors, including a greater awareness of their own personal issues; the myriad of difficulties and frustrations inherent to treatment per se; the […]

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It was my good fortune serve as President of the Society during this past year.  I leave that position with a great deal of appreciation for the exceptional work being done and for the learning opportunities this role has afforded me.   I knew that the Board of Directors would be there both for support […]

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In Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence, Derald Wing Sue (2015) discusses reasons that make discussions of race and racism difficult, even in psychotherapy. The author describes the master narrative of Whites and the counter-narratives of people of Color as dialogical exchanges that often result in unproductive conversations about race. The book addresses the […]

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Abstract A serious problem in routine clinical practice is clinician optimism about the benefit clients derive from the therapy that they offer compared to measured benefits. The consequence of seeing the silver lining is a failure to identify cases that, in the end, leave treatment worse-off than when they started or are simply unaffected. It […]

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Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Clients Psychotherapy is a complex and often vulnerable experience for clients, and the therapy relationship is vital to the process and success of psychotherapy (Gelso & Carter, 1994). The therapy relationship has been conceptualized as a Tripartite Model (Gelso, 2014) which posits that the therapy relationship consists of three […]

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The Best of APA The annual APA Practice Directorate State Leadership Conference (SLC) continues to be the highlight of my APA year.  This Spring, 530 colleagues, including an impressive number of early career psychologists and first time attendees, were treated to another spectacular event.  Highlights included new models of service delivery, the importance of integrated […]

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