Articles Tagged "conflict"

The ethical conduct of research and the dissemination of its results are essential for the field of psychotherapy and for all psychotherapists. Ongoing research provides us with new insights, and expanding one’s knowledge base directly impacts the clinical services provided to clients. Without ongoing research, the mental health profession would stagnate and the public served […]

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As psychologists, our work is built upon our ability to communicate, understand others, provide interpersonal feedback, navigate conflict, and lean into discomfort – all in the service of our clients.  While graduate training programs emphasize clinical theory, research, and application, they rarely teach graduate students about how to use their knowledge and skills to handle […]

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Most therapists describe their theoretical orientation as integrative.  Yet drawing from multiple therapy modes risks “shooting from the hip.” Can bump theory provide a unifying conceptual map to guide integrative treatment? This article posits that the answer is yes. What is Bump Theory? Bump theory rests on one main premise: Life bumps create emotional distress; […]

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Divorce is major event in the life cycle of the nuclear family. It has the potential to be traumatic and, in some circles, is even referred to as, “The death of the family.” Families torn apart, and parents (with their attorneys) as adversaries, are common to this process that is often described as a “war”.  This tends to […]

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Supervision is a fact of life for most of us.  We experience years of supervision in our professional training sequence and possibly afterward, and many of us move on to becoming supervisors of other professionals.  In their classic text, Coping with Conflict, Mueller and Kell (1972), some of the earliest writers in the field of […]

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