2021 • November

Abstract This article examined patients’ change in outcome expectation across cognitive-behavior therapy for generalized anxiety disorder, as well as participant factors that are associated with both pretreatment outcome expectation and expectation change. Findings: On average, patients’ outcome expectation becomes more positive over time. Moreover, the degree of such change is influenced by several baseline and early treatment patient factors […]

Abstract The purpose of this article is to explore the psychometric properties of a brief measure of trauma-related symptoms among adolescents in psychotherapy, the ACORN Trauma Measure, as compared to a general outcome questionnaire called the ACORN Global Distress Measure. The ACORN Trauma Measure includes three trauma-specific items intended to give clinical insight into the […]

In this video, Natasha Stovall, PhD, psychologist and activist, joins Daniel Gaztambide, PsyD, to talk about addressing Whiteness in psychotherapy. Natasha talks about how Whiteness and White Supremacy are enacted in the consulting room, and helps us think through how we can think clinically about race not just with patients of color but with White […]

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Dear SfAP (Division 29) Colleague: The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (APA Division of Psychotherapy, 29) seeks nominations of creative individuals and great leaders! We would like both new and experienced voices to advance our increasingly important work on behalf of psychotherapy. The SfAP Board encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to seek nomination. NOMINATE […]

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Nov 15, 2021

Visionary Leadership One of the surprisingly positive aspects of the COVID-19 experience has been society’s growing awareness of the importance of quality mental health services and the adverse consequences of our traditionally reactive, individual-oriented approach.  On a personal level, we have been very pleased with the recent increase in media attention to this critical aspect […]

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Nov 15, 2021

I recently had the honor and pleasure of attending a Zoom gathering of many Division 29 past presidents, thanks to the effort of our current president, Dr. Clara Hill, to bring them together. As the past chair of two different Committees including Membership and the current Membership Domain Representative, I am aware of the amazing […]

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According to the American Psychological Association’s 2019 report on Admissions, Applications, and Acceptances, over 40,000 individuals applied to clinical psychology programs in the 2016-2017 academic year, with acceptance rates of 12-30% (Michalski et al., 2019). Due to an increasing interest in clinical and counseling psychology (Norcross & Sayette, 2014) and a limited amount of space […]

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Nov 15, 2021

Context More and more, I notice therapy clients asking directly for insight. They want to understand why they dilly-dally on their goals, waffle on difficult decisions, envision change but don’t plan for it. “…If I feel I want to do X, and I say I want to do X, why can’t I just do it?” […]

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Nov 15, 2021

It has been over a year since psychologists worldwide adapted to provide clinical services during the global pandemic. As we know, clinicians, among many other professionals, rapidly learned the nuances of working with clients online. For those whose jobs demanded to continue meeting in-person, masks became essential, a needed barrier that created some protection and […]

Clinical supervision is an international phenomenon, but beyond Western perspectives that have dominated the published research on the subject, national, cultural, and regional variants have not been explored. In the interest of expanding the international frame, we joined international supervision experts from some less studied countries (China, Guatemala, Mexico, South Korea, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States) to lay groundwork for discussion and reciprocal learning on culture, mores, and clinical supervision practice. The article is derived from a study by Falender and colleagues (2021).

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