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Student Diversity Award Brien J. Goodwin is a sixth-year PhD student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who is starting his pre-doctoral internship this fall at the Institute of Living. His Master’s thesis examined the association between early-treatment patient motivational language and proximal treatment outcomes. His dissertation examines in-session interpersonal […]

Guest Editors: Trisha L. Raque-Bogdan, PhD and Amanda M. Mitchell, PhD Submission Deadline: December 31, 2020 Psychotherapy invites you to contribute research or clinical manuscripts for a special issue on addressing health in psychotherapy.  We particularly encourage papers with an emphasis on social justice, advocacy, equity, and/or anti-racism as they relate to psychotherapy and health.  The intersection of clients’ mental and physical health concerns is receiving increasing attention by psychotherapists across settings including private practice, integrated primary care settings, academic medical centers, and community mental health. […]

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Increasingly, clinical psychology literature points to a relationship between therapists’ self-regulation and their capacity to effectively treat patients.  Indeed, theorists have suggested that therapists’ self-regulation – including their capacity to be self-reflective and mindful with patients – tends to facilitate therapeutic empathy (Buechler, 2008), rupture resolution (Safran & Muran, 2000), and mutual recognition (Benjamin, 2018).  […]

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Aug 28, 2020

"When the wrong man uses the right means, the right means work in the wrong way" (Stevens, 1970, p. 7). Looking beyond what now would be considered her sexist language, we might appreciate that Barry Stevens had a knack for stating wisdom in down-to-earth terms, terms so simple and clear that the truth shone through […]

Pre-practicum (PP) supervision is counseling trainees’ first introduction to the tremendously complex and comprehensive process of supervision. Supervision is vital for counseling trainees’ professional development as it is one of their first steps towards the development of competence as psychotherapists and lays the groundwork for subsequent training (Hatcher & Lassiter, 2007; Hill et al., 2007). […]

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The University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology Internship Consortium, an APA-accredited internship consortium, consists of seven sites in the Denver metropolitan area including a state psychiatric hospital, residential treatment home for children and adolescents, health maintenance organization, community mental health center, police psychology agency, and two university counseling centers. The global pandemic caused […]

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Aug 27, 2020

Over the years, we have come to appreciate that the public policy/political process is a highly personal one in which those who successfully engage possess vision, long-term commitment, and perhaps most importantly, enthusiasm.  There are always unexpected opportunities to be discovered – creative ways to accomplish one’s underlying objectives.  Accordingly, I have been very pleased […]

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These were the contradictory messages I received about one of the most anxiety-provoking tasks of the budding new therapist and entrepreneur--setting your fees. The first time we set our fee often reflects how we feel about the act of charging for psychotherapy, not how your clinic, your hospital, or your supervisor are paid. But how […]

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Aug 27, 2020

Early 2020 has brought with it a number of unprecedented challenges. These challenges include navigating the coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) pandemic and combating police brutality and racism more broadly while in the midst of that pandemic. For some, experiencing or witnessing actual or threatened harm from COVID-19 may be traumatic (Horesh & Brown, 2020). Further, the deaths […]

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Aug 27, 2020

During the past few months, the world has been experiencing unique challenges. We are all facing many environmental and social stressors (many of which are not new), which will impact us in various ways. We are not only experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are also experiencing the racism pandemic (Schullman, 2020). In the words […]