Swift and Callahan (2010) have recently published an intriguing empirical study of patient preference regarding psychotherapy. Adult outpatients were asked to indicate how much certainty of improvement (a la RCT efficacy research) they would be willing to trade in favor of “common factors” variables such as a therapist who is empathic, experienced, listens well, or […]

  Lindsay Klimik, M.S. a Doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Loyola University Maryland, receives a Presidential Citation for her significant and outstanding contributions as a member of the Division of Psychotherapy’s Task Force on Psychologist Psychotherapists. Also present in the photo presenting the award are Jeffrey Magnavita, Ph.D., ABPP, President of the Division of […]

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A recent Special Section of Psychotherapy (2010, Volume 47, Issue 1) provides a series of articles that describe key psychotherapy competencies conceptualized across a range of theoretical models with the aim of articulating specific implications for competency-based psychotherapy training. The development of professional competencies is increasingly emphasized in the training of psychologists. This series of articles provides an […]

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Victoria Asks I’m wondering how you would proceed when it is the case of a married person who is positive from engaging in sex outside the marriage, and the spouse does not know that the person is HIV+? Jeffrey Barnett Responds Hi Victoria. Great question. These are such tough issues. The first point to consider […]

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Aug 26, 2010

Healing the Incest Wound, originally published in 1988, was a landmark achievement in the modern era of trauma psychiatry and psychology. Christine Courtois, PhD is one of the pioneers who helped rediscover the long-neglected effects of pandemic childhood sexual abuse and to introduce treatment models that could help incest victims reclaim their lives. The original […]

Stephanie Chervenak Asks I am curious about ethical considerations when treating individuals who are HIV positive. What are my responsibilities as a clinician if I know that my client (HIV positive) is engaging in risky/unsafe sexual practices with someone? In this case, the other person’s life is endangered. This issue always stumps me, thank you […]

Taline Andonian Asks As graduate students we receive training not only in academia but in a myriad of different clinical settings, which often lead to a wide range of experiences in terms of supervision. Because of the emphasis that is placed on clinical/practical training for clinical psychology programs in particular a graduate student’s competencies are […]

This is a relationship road map; a manual for relationships that leads to successful communication, listening skills, and ultimate connection between two people. Illustrating twenty-five crucial turning points, the author raises the reader’s consciousness about critical individual and relationship decisions. Readers learn how to translate the abstract emotions of everyday life into concrete expressions, making […]

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Question by Faith Prelli I have a client (18yr female) who I have seen twice a week for 8 months who is currently in a relationship plagued with intimate partner violence. This has been dubbed “mutual combat” by several of my co-workers, but in exploration with her, it appears as though the severity of his […]

Key ingredients needed for training of evidence-based practice are summarized by Ken Critchfield and Sarah Knox: scientific-mindedness, critical thinking, integrative ability, and relational skill.