Articles Tagged "article review"

In this article, Drinane, Owen, and Tao (2018) examined the concept of cultural concealment in psychotherapy, specifically whether cultural concealment predicted psychotherapy outcomes.  Cultural concealment refers to the phenomenon of clients hiding aspects of their identity and culture related experiences in therapy.  Clients may unconsciously or consciously avoid discussing their oppressed identities or identities that […]

The authors of this article aimed to provide empirical support for an interpersonal therapy intervention for decreasing levels of depression and anxiety for adults in a specific resource-scarce community in India. The team of researchers in the study include members of Columbia University Teachers College Global Mental Health Lab, which investigates empirically supported treatments for […]

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Health care practitioners are at elevated risk for burnout, depression, and suicide (Fahrenkopf et al., 2008; Schernhammer & Colditz, 2004; West et al., 2006). Moreover, a practitioner’s occupational stress can contribute to impaired concentration and decision making and in turn have a negative impact on patient care (Barger et al., 2006; Fahrenkopf et al., 2008; […]

An important aspect of psychotherapy is the therapist’s reactions to his or her client during session (Kahn & Fromm, 2001; Summers & Barber, 2010). One type of emotional expression that has garnered interest throughout the psychological literature is the phenomenon of therapists crying with their patients (McWilliams, 1994; Alden, 2001; Summers & Barber, 2010; Guntrip, […]

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Previous research has demonstrated a clear link between perceived racial discrimination and negative health outcomes for those perceiving and experiencing discrimination. The researchers studied the effect of “actual” racial biases on health outcomes of Blacks (i.e., African-Americans). They measured the predictive strength of Whites’ implicit and explicit racial biases on Blacks’ access to affordable health […]

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Premature termination is a pervasive problem in psychotherapy (Garfield, 1994) and campus mental health services are especially vulnerable to increased rates of this problem. Although client expectations have consistently been associated with premature termination (e.g., Callahan et al., 2009; Dew & Bickman, 2005; Reis & Brown, 2006), the role of therapist expectations is still not […]

Spontaneous miscarriage is defined as the loss of a pregnancy before the 20th week of gestation and is the most frequent type of perinatal loss, occurring in approximately 10-25% of all pregnancies (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2015) and frequently leads to symptoms of depression, anxiety, and traumatic grief reactions (Blackmore et al., 2011; […]

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One of the primary goals of most forms of psychotherapy is to reduce the suffering or distress that clients experience. However, various orientations often differ in how they frame that goal – some focusing more on symptom reduction, others on insight, and still others on personal growth. Clients may also differ in the way that […]

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The authors discuss the role of language for bilingual clients in treatment. They state that in therapy language is the primary means of transmitting information about beliefs and cultural traditions, articulating emotions, and can also be a source of identity. However, despite an increase in culturally competent treatments in recent years, the role of language […]

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