2018 • May

Life, and the mind, are puzzles.  “Trying to understand life” goes way back. The Chinese Taoists said life is a flow, a way, and the best life is one that follows the way.  A little obscure, but somehow plausible.  The Confucians basically said to be a good person, follow the rules, and do the right […]

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Eight short years ago I wrote my final Psychotherapy Bulletin column as SAP Early Career Domain Representative. In re-reading this piece, I was reminded of my reflections on our various career “crossings,” often over imaginary lines that somehow (at least through the field’s lens) render us objectively more accomplished or even more expert (despite not […]

There may always be a place for traditional one-on-one, face-to-face psychotherapy directed toward ameliorating impaired mental health and life functioning but meanwhile the field of mental health service delivery is increasingly in the middle of paradigm changes. Forces driving this change include success of masters’ level trained mental health services providers entering the marketplace as […]

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by | May 4, 2018 | Society News

Cory Marchi is a second year master’s student in Forensic Psychology at the University of Denver and will be attending the doctoral program in the fall. He enjoys hiking, playing music, and spending time with his dogs. Clinically, he is interested in trauma and resilience and passionate about working with children and adolescents. 00 Be […]

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Background Health disparities have been gaining attention in recent years (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013). Many health disparities have been related to social and cultural factors. The CDC has indicated that identifying population-specific precursors to health outcomes are necessary to reduce health disparities. To gain a comprehensive understanding of these disparities, racial socialization […]

I am writing this article as a counseling psychology doctoral student who still has much training left to do. Nevertheless, throughout my training I have already come to realize that learning to be a good psychologist requires a ruthless examination of yourself. This examination must include a willingness to explore one’s weaknesses and vulnerabilities. However, […]

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Careful, these people are good!! Friendly people (Jeff Barnett, Past-Chair of the Publications Board) cleverly engages your agreement to serve on the Publications Board by dropping the names of highly competent people that you already know, and that you already know are working very hard themselves on behalf of Division 29 (Mark Hilsenroth, Psychotherapy Editor). […]

April 4, 2018, marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Memphis, Tennessee. One of the nation’s most prominent civil rights advocates and leaders left a long-lasting impact on the world with his messages of civil disobedience and social change. His legacy prevails as society continues to strive towards […]

Ragnar Storaasli is an applied behavior analyst, recognized trainer in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and research methodologist with a long association and commitment to teaching, training and supervising doctoral students at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology, where he serves as a clinical associate professor. He is known to be thought provoking and entertaining while passionate and […]

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It’s the year 2068 and a client is seeking therapy. What will this process look like? What will psychotherapy look like? Will it be completely unrecognizable? As I reflect on the future of psychotherapy, I feel simultaneously exhilarated and terrified about the future of our field. Will people continue to seek therapy through internet research, […]

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