Articles Tagged "ECP"

This past December, Dr. Jeffrey Barnett stepped down from his leadership role as Publications Chair of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. Dr. Barnett has been instrumental in the mentorship, guidance, and friendship he has bestowed to me. In reflecting over the past four years of knowing and working with him, I found myself […]

This year’s Bulletin theme focuses on the notion of turning points in psychotherapy training, research, and practice. Turning points can be considered an alteration in direction or course, a response to a need for advancement or change. Such turning points are not only present and significant in the field at large, but also exist within […]

I remember sitting in an ethics course during my fourth year of my doctoral program and listening to the professor reminding us that the self-care practices we establish in graduate school are the ones we maintain for our careers. I wondered how on earth I was supposed to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle while […]

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From as young as I can remember, adults were always asking me what I wanted to be when I was older. And being the future-thinker that I am, I always excitedly answered, “Rockette! Lawyer! Doctor!” until I found my calling as a psychologist at the ripe old age of 14. I could not wait to […]

Like many, I typically associate the start of a new year with themes of resolutions, change, and looking ahead to what lies in store for the coming year. This was particularly relevant for me this past New Year, as it marked the start of my time serving as the Early Career Domain Representative for the […]

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For students who are in graduate school, saying “yes,” can feel like a must. Graduate school, for most, was our identity, life, and job. Upon graduation, our roles change, we further develop our professional identity and our hours change. In this new chapter of our lives, as early career psychologists, saying yes becomes a choice. […]

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I have always appreciated having a plan. Much to the chagrin of my partner, I am known to wake up in the morning and immediately start talking about what the plans are for the day ahead or what we would like to make for dinner that night. In my defense, I come from a long […]

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When Early Career Psychologists (ECPs) are asked what they want from the professional organizations to which they belong, the answer almost always includes “mentorship.” Yet, mentoring programs can be difficult to get moving off the ground. Perhaps one reason for this is that while it sounds simple in theory, mentorship is actually a complicated endeavor […]

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We used to think things would only get easier after graduate school. To even be considered for doctoral study required perfection: astronomical GRE scores, great field experiences, and evidence of research potential. The pace only picked up during graduate training. We now needed to earn top grades in each and every domain of psychology, become […]

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As the oldest child in my family, I do not have a lot of experience with what it is like to be in the middle. However, as I transition from an early-career to mid-career psychologist, I find that I am quickly learning. Whether the middle child or a mid-career psychologist, you are no longer the […]

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