2019 • June

Although using an empirically supported treatment package to treat specific mental health problems may represent a good starting point, there is growing recognition that evidence-based practice (EBP) involves more than the uniform application of such standardized interventions. One of the main research findings driving this perspective is that global therapist adherence to a specific treatment […]

The interpersonal difficulties experienced by patients diagnosed with a personality disorder (PD) can pose difficulty in negotiating a strong therapeutic alliance between patient and therapist (Muran, Segal, Samstag, & Crawford, 1994; Stern, 1938; Vaillant, 1992; Waldinger & Gunderson, 1984). For instance, therapists of patients diagnosed with Cluster B (i.e., “dramatic, emotional, erratic”) PDs often rate […]

The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Division elections. The candidates elected are as follows: President-Elect:   Gary R. VandenBos, PhD Diversity Domain Representative: Susan S. Woodhouse, PhD Early Career Domain Representative: Beatriz Palma, PhD Science and Scholarship Domain Representative: Patricia T. Spangler, PhD Division Representative to APA […]

Abstract There is negligible research exploring mental health clinicians’ perceptions of clients based upon client social class and sexual orientation (McGarrity, 2014; Whitcomb & Walinsky, 2013). The purpose of this study was to examine how licensed mental health clinicians’ perceptions of clients were influenced by a hypothetical client’s social class and sexual orientation using a […]

American Psychological Association – Division 29 Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy – Inaugural Jeremy Safran Memorial outstanding poster award, to Brin Grenyer, Kate Lewis, Mahnaz Fanaian, Beth Kotze and Project Air Team “Integrative psychotherapy for personality disorder: A stepped care randomised controlled trial” presented by Nancy Murdock APA Div 29 President at the 35th Society […]

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Treatment Feedback and Success Monitoring Treatment Success Measuring the success of treatment can involve many criteria, one being change on some outcome (e.g., psychiatric distress) to normal or improved levels (Kazdin, 2016; Lambert, 2015). Wampold (2015) noted that routine outcome monitoring (ROM) and its feedback to clinicians is now well-supported and should be adopted wherever […]