Psychotherapy Bulletin

Psychotherapy Bulletin

2016 Bulletin Editors’ Column 51(4)

Welcome to the final issue of Psychotherapy Bulletin for 2016. Please enjoy a variety of articles ranging from a proposed taxonomy for professional psychology education and training to considerations to bear in mind when working with transfer clients to a thoughtful discussion of bilingualism as a tool in psychotherapy and a call to action regarding graduate training in China in the form of this summer’s Wuhan Declaration. Early (and later) career professionals may enjoy a Special Feature exploring Millennial versus Baby-Boomer expectations about psychotherapy, and, as always, we are delighted to offer several student-written pieces on topics ranging from the importance of learning to give and receive critical feedback to addressing resistance with internalizing clients to one group of students’ experiences with a partially-affiliated internship consortium.

Change appears to be the theme this time of year, and this year brings unique changes. From the U.S. Presidential election (if you have not yet done so, please read this issue’s President’s Column and Dr. Jenkins’ piece on potential mental health policy implications of the new administration) to changes within the Society and the Bulletin itself. We say goodbye, with gratitude, to the Domain Representatives, Contributing Editors, and others in governance who have helped make this year so successful for the Bulletin. We want to especially thank outgoing President Armand Cerbone, whose warmth, vision, and compassion have enhanced both these pages and our Society as a whole. We would also like to wish outgoing Internet Editor Dr. Brad Brenner well in his future endeavors, recognizing that his work, and that of his team, revitalized our online presence and created a strong virtual life for the Society. And, on a personal note, Lynett would like to extend her heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Krystine Jackson, whose tireless efforts as Editorial Assistant over the past three years have set a high standard of excellence—and, finally, to Dr. Ian Goncher, Associate Editor, who has been a bright and steady presence as we both learned our new roles: Thank you. You will be missed.

As we turn our thoughts to the upcoming year, we welcome new faces and familiar folks in new positions. In particular, we would like to welcome Dr. Jeff Zimmerman as incoming President of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, as well as incoming Psychotherapy Bulletin Associate Editor Dr. Cara Jacobson, who has already provided invaluable assistance during this transition time. Dr. Amy Ellis will be transitioning to the role of Internet Editor, and we welcome Kourtney Lavallee, BS, who will be the new Associate Editor for Website Content.

In addition, we are looking forward to some exciting changes within the Bulletin itself, including moving to a digital-exclusive format beginning with the third issue next year (you can find details later in this issue and online at www.societyforpsychotherapy.org/bulletin-announcement), and a special “Difficult Dialogues” series for which we would be delighted to receive ideas and submissions (more on that in the next Editors’ Column).

Our next deadline is February 1, 2017, and you can find the Bulletin submission guidelines in the back of this volume or online (http://societyforpsychotherapy.org/). We would love for you to be a part of next year’s journey.

Wishing you and yours a safe rest of the year and start to 2017,
Lynett Henderson Metzger, JD, PsyD
Psychotherapy Bulletin Editor
email: Lynett.HendersonMetzger@du.edu
office: (303) 871-4684

Ian Goncher, PsyD
Psychotherapy Bulletin Associate Editor
email:  idgoncher@loyola.edu
office:  (814) 244-4486

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Henderson Metzger, L., & Goncher, I. (2016). Editor’s column. Psychotherapy Bulletin, 51(4), 5-6.

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