Articles Tagged "professional identity"

As Mother’s Day approached this year, I found myself reflecting on my experiences the previous May. It was a watershed year for me, both professionally and personally, as I navigated the challenges of a postdoctoral residency in child community mental health while learning to parent. Last year, I was midway through my residency and deeply […]

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Many practicing psychologists received a check early this year from the APA Practice Organization (previously called the Practice Directorate). This was part of a class action suit filed against APA for implying that psychologists in private practice were required to pay the Practice Assessment. The suit resulted in APAPO dues now being optional; however, choosing […]

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When I began graduate school, as a child of the 90s, I thought I was punked into a game of competitive Minesweeper, the classic computer game won by avoiding bombs. I was taking risks, questioning the status quo and, in my mind, attempting to obtain a quality education, which includes feedback from my peers. By […]

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If you haven’t seen it already, check out this hilarious video of a student seeking advisement from her professor on whether to get her doctorate in psychology. If you don’t have time to watch this, or perhaps are at work, the gist is that a student approaches her professor and states her intentions to get […]

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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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Clinical supervision is an essential aspect of the training of every psychotherapist (Bernard & Goodyear, 2014). It supplements and significantly adds to the academic education that those in training receive. Clinical supervision received during one’s training can lay the foundation for the neophyte psychotherapist’s clinical competence and professional identity. Thus, supervisors play an extremely important […]

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