Psychotherapy Bulletin

Psychotherapy Bulletin

2019 Editors’ Column 54(3)

This is bittersweet to write, as it is the penultimate Editors’ Column of my tenure with Psychotherapy Bulletin. In the words of Laurie Heatherington, Chair of the Publications and Communications Board:

After the successful search last year for the editorship of Psychotherapy, we turned to searches for the Psychotherapy Bulletin Editor and the Web and Social Media Editor. Lynett Henderson Metzger’s term and Amy Ellis’ terms as editors of these two outlets (respectively) end December 31, 2019. These searches were done early in 2019 and completed by the summer, to allow for the outgoing editors to orient the incoming editors, as needed, during the second half of 2019. We are delighted that our nominations of two highly qualified and enthusiastic individuals, Kourtney Schroeder (Lavallee), MS, a fourth-year Psy.D. student at Nova Southeastern University, as the new editor for Website and Social Media and Joanne Drinane, PhD, Assistant Professor Counseling/Counseling Psychology Program at the University of Utah  as the new of Psychotherapy Bulletin, were approved by the SAP Board. 

Following SAP by-laws, Kourtney Schroeder nominated new Associate Editors: 1) Kelly Santandrea as Assistant Editor for Social Media as Elizabeth Kilmer, who will move out of that role to be Associate Editor for Website Content. So both teams are now fully staffed for the upcoming transitions. 

Please enjoy a variety of articles, news items, and updates in this issue. We are especially pleased to offer two articles on our Special Focus for this year, Self-care Across the Lifespan, Self-Care for Psychotherapists of Color and Self-care Strategies for a Psychotherapy Researcher. We also have the next installment of our “If You Give a …” Special Feature series, as well as a primer on balancing alliances with couples and families from Drs. Laurie Heatherington, Myrna Friedlander, and Valentín Escudero. Several students and recent graduates have written about their educational and early career experiences, ranging from Latinx Psychology training to recommendations for conducting research with diverse populations. In this issue’s Ethics discussion, Dr. Apryl Alexander challenges us to look at the difficult topic of sexual boundary violations in psychotherapy (don’t forget to send her your own ethical questions and dilemas— And be sure to check out International Scene for updates about exciting conferences in Canada and Cuba! 

Also, please don’t forget that SAP is seeking a Student Member of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy Publications and Communications Board—please see the announcement later in this issue and submit materials to the Chair of the Publications Board, Dr. Laurie Heatherington ( by November 10, 2019.

While you are at it, please consider submitting to Psychotherapy Bulletin! Our last deadline for the year is November 1, and deadlines for next year will be as follows: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1, 2020. Please visit the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy website at for submission guidelines and the link to submit materials to the Bulletin. 

Lynett Henderson Metzger, JD, PsyD

Psychotherapy Bulletin Editor


office: (303) 871-4684

Cara Jacobson, PsyD

Psychotherapy Bulletin Associate Editor 


phone: (443) 520-2036

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Henderson Metzger, L., & Jacobson, C. (2019). 2019 Editors’ Column 54(3). Psychotherapy Bulletin, 54(3), 4-5.



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