2020 • April

As panic due to the current coronavirus pandemic runs rampant, another virus has quietly been spreading in its wake: Xenophobia, targeted toward people of Asian descent. Increasingly, reports and videos have surfaced depicting verbal and physical assault of those who appear to be of Asian descent. While we cannot speak directly to the experiences of […]

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Apr 21, 2020

Walking the hallway of the Psychotherapy and Behavior Change Lab throughout the course of my graduate training, I often glanced at a paper that my mentor had taped to one of the doors, which cited Paul’s (1967) iconic question: ‘‘What treatment, by whom, is most effective for this individual with that specific problem, and under […]

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Apr 21, 2020

Be a blank slate, but also be an advocate. Wait, no, not like that.  In graduate school, we are taught to hopefully become ethical, effective psychological practitioners. That model pretends that psychology exists in a bubble and is not subjected to the outside world’s judgments, prejudice, and ignorance; psychotherapy is often intended to empower people […]

Given that mental health professionals lead lives outside the therapy room, they are not invulnerable to the impact of psychosocial life stressors. In addition, working with distressed patients is a complex and demanding task that requires the service provider’s devoted mental resources. Graduate student trainees in applied psychology programs are arguably prone to even greater […]

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Apr 21, 2020

I recently attended a faculty awards ceremony at my university. The faculty award recipients, along with the audience, watched videos of remarks and comments from the awardees’ students and colleagues. All of the remarks were expectedly heartwarming and lovely; however, I could not help to notice a trend in each of the videos. Nominators remarked […]

Recently we have heard a lot about the importance of therapist self-care. Jeffrey Barnett (2014) made a strong case that self-care is an ethical imperative based on the APA Ethics Code   principles of beneficence and maleficence, as well as the guidelines related to competence, managing personal problems and conflicts, and avoiding harm. Self-care has […]

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Apr 21, 2020

The Ever-Changing Practice Environment Visionary Ken Drude has been on the cutting-edge of psychology’s increasing awareness of the long-term implications of telehealth for the clinician and most importantly, for potential clients. Most recently, he has urged our colleagues to also appreciate the importance of their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) profiles and especially to ensure that […]

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Goodbye, as they say, is the price we pay for hello, and it is with profound thankfulness and affection that I write this, my final column as Editor for Psychotherapy Bulletin. I have been tremendously fortunate to have worked with such an amazing and supportive group of folks over the past nine years, including Dr. […]

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Apr 21, 2020

How time flies when one is having fun! I am amazed to find myself writing my final presidential column as the weather chills and we near the holidays. It has been a great honor to serve the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy over the past year and I look forward to continuing my involvement […]

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Candidates for President-elect Rosemary Adam-Terem, Ph.D. It is a real honor to be nominated as a candidate for the role of President-Elect of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. I have been involved with the Society for several years now as a member, board member, and committee chair, and consider it my professional home. […]

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