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The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (SAP) is seeking candidates for Student Representative for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2019, and ending December 31, 2020. The duties of the Student Representative include: Chairing and coordinating the activities of the Student Development Committee. Serving as an elected, voting member of the Society’s Board of Directors […]

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Nick: You’ve been selected as the recipient of the 2018 APA/APF gold medal award for life achievement in the application of psychology, which recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to the advanced application of psychology through methods, research, and/or application of psychological techniques to important practical problems. So, as you look back over your […]

As one of Michael Constantino’s presidential initiatives, Division 29 launched its new Student Poster Award competition at the 2018 APA Convention. The Division awarded a $500 prize to the most meritorious poster in each of its two poster sessions. As a first step, a committee reviewed and rated all student-authored poster abstracts that were accepted for presentation at […]

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In a previous article, we reviewed the major tenets and goals of community-based participatory research (CBPR). In this article, we’ll explain the lessons we learned from our PCORI-funded project, titled “Facilitating Male Trauma Survivors’ Meaningful Involvement in Research.” Introduction If you do a quick search for prevalence rates of childhood sexual abuse for males as […]

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One of the main components of my job as a psychotherapist is helping my clients navigate transitions in their lives, such as relocating, marriage, death, and starting new jobs. Whether expected or not, life transitions are often seen as opportunities for mental and emotional stress as worry, insecurities, and fear can develop in that empty […]

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Recently in one of my courses, I lectured on ethics in forensic psychological assessment. A case example was provided involving a psychologist who provided testimony citing non-existent risk and risk assessment literature in a death penalty case, which later resulted in the case being overturned. One of my students inquired about the repercussions of psychologists […]

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (Division 29). I must admit, however, that my own experience with the division has been much briefer. Indeed, this is my first year as a member. My limited history with the division precludes me from reflecting much on its history, but […]

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Recently, the population of people who identify as transgender or gender diverse has become more visible in U.S. society. Likewise, there have been calls by psychologists and counselors for more research and scholarship related to gender identity and issues that people who identify as gender diverse might face or present with in therapy. Psychotherapists have […]

This article details the authors’ experiences pertaining to applying to counseling and clinical PhD programs, and offers advice for students, particularly those coming from smaller undergraduate institutions or institutions lacking clinical psychology programs, who may be considering a similar training path. Introductions Heather Muir graduated with a BA in psychology from the University of New […]

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