2017 • December

Listen to Dr. Gaztambide narrate the Prologue of this piece: Prologue “When are you going to stop splitting like this?” I almost spilled my coffee. I often wondered why shrinks talk like this-using words like “splitting” and “distortion” and “automatic thoughts” as if they were a part of everyday language. They’re not. But we do […]

Welcome to the final issue of Psychotherapy Bulletin for 2017. This is a rich issue, and includes the final pieces in our “Difficult Dialogue” series, on powerful topics ranging from microaggressions in psychotherapy to self care and the difficulty of saying “no” to navigating politics in therapy sessions to responding to genocide; make sure and […]

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Throughout 2017, the Psychotherapy Research Committee and the Scholarship Domain have been providing Psychotherapy Bulletin articles with recommendations for sharing our research with others. In the first Bulletin issue of the year, we included suggestions for sharing our research with policy makers. In the second issue, we focused on sharing our research with psychotherapy clients. […]

Microaggressions have been linked to reductions in psychological and physical health (Sue, 2010). The term racial microaggression is a term first utilized by Pierce (1970) to describe the subtle, jarring, typically automatic or unconscious, verbal and nonverbal exchanges; often perceived as understated, insulting “put downs” directed at people of color. Sue et al. (2007) did […]

Acting in an ethical manner requires careful consideration, deliberation, consultation, and reflection (Knapp, VandeCreek, & Fingerhut, 2017). Answers to ethical dilemmas cannot be found through a quick internet search or superficially sought through queries on professional listservs. When faced with ethically ambiguous and challenging situations for which there appears to be no readily evident “right” […]

by | Dec 30, 2017 | Public Policy

Developing a Visionary Perspective After nearly four decades of involvement at the federal policy level, we have come to appreciate how those who serve in higher office (whether within the Congress, the Administration, or their national professional associations) often develop an intuitive understanding of the “waves of change” and how their interests and expertise must […]

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Colin Kaepernick kneeling for Black Lives Matter. Protests at Standing Rock. Fighting against the elimination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). #MeToo. Social justice movements are abundantly present in our current political/cultural climate. Where is psychology’s role in these movements? What are our personal roles, as early career practitioners? How do we help those […]

Although a number of printed materials or professionals provide great tips on how to land an ideal psychology predoctoral internship, we at Division 29 were lucky to gather “real time” and valuable insider information. Current and recent psychology predoctoral interns from across the United States were recently asked to share their insights about the internship […]

If, indeed, the personal is political and the political is personal, where does that leave psychotherapists—whose profession is intensely personal—when clients voice strong political views counter to ours or when their political stress resonates with our own sense of a rending of the civic and cultural fabric of the country? In the aftermath of one […]

by | Dec 30, 2017 | Society News

In awarding Dr. Jeffrey Barnett a Presidential Citation on August 4, 2017, SAP President Jeffrey Zimmerman described Jeff as “an active and vital member of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, Division 29 of the American Psychological Association, serving in many important roles including its President and its Publications Board Chair” and noted his […]