2021 • October

Oct 31, 2021

In recent years there has been a huge shift from mental hospitals to home care for individuals with long-term mental illness. The shift from hospitals to homes has resulted in transferring responsibilities for the day-to-day care of patients to their family members (caregivers), resulting in family members assuming the role of nurse, counselor, advocate, and […]

Charles J. Gelso Psychotherapy Research Grants Brief Statement about the Grant Program The Charles J. Gelso, Ph.D., Psychotherapy Research Grants, offered annually by the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy to graduate students, predoctoral interns, postdoctoral fellows, and psychologists (including early career psychologists), provide three $5,000 grants toward the advancement of research on psychotherapy process […]

Jeffrey E. Barnett Psychotherapy Research Student Paper Award Winner Heather Muir is a fifth-year graduate student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In 2014, Heather graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in psychology, with highest honors. Her senior honors thesis examined themes of autobiographical memories. After graduation, Heather […]

Collateral work with parents is a widely adopted practice among child psychotherapists. In the early days of child analysis, parents were not necessarily involved in the child’s treatment, it is now widely believed that work with parents can enhance the effectiveness of child psychotherapy treatment, enabling the changes that take place within the therapy room […]

Abstract Minority stress has been determined to contribute to some mental health concerns for transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming individuals, yet little is known regarding interventions to decrease the effects of minority stress. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the feasibility and relative effectiveness of two interventions developed for work with transgender clients. Transgender individuals (N […]