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Combat Sport is an umbrella term for extreme striking or grappling sports.  Wrestling, boxing, kickboxing, judo, and Muay Thai, amongst others, fall under the combat sport category. While some professional fighting disciplines, such as boxing, have been normalized within many cultures/countries, certain combat sports have been the target of recent scrutiny. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) […]

The United States’ maternal mortality rates, in 2018, were 17.4 deaths per 100,000 births, the highest among developed countries (CDC, 2018; Tikkanen et al., 2020). Addressing these alarming rates, the CDC launched the Hear Her Campaign, which aims to save mothers’ lives by 1) raising awareness of warning signs and the potential for illness/loss of life, […]

Lorenzo Lorenzo-Luaces, Ph.D. – Winner of the APF/Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy Early Career Award Prof. Lorenzo-Luaces completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Puerto Rico (2011) and hnska Duarté-Vélez. He completed his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania (2017), where he worked with Dr. Robert DeRubeis studying predictors and processes of therapies […]

The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy is pleased to share our calls for awards for the 2021 year. Please see below and be sure to check out our full listing of awards and grants here: https://societyforpsychotherapy.org/members/awards/ Distinguished Psychologist Award DESCRIPTION The APA Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (APA Division 29) invites nominations for […]

Claiming the lives of over 48,000 Americans per year, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States (CDC, 2018).  This number alone may present as shocking to many; however, this number only depicts the amount of deaths due to suicide.  It does not take into account the estimated 1.4 million suicide […]

The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between alliance measures and improvement on the outcome measure for clients in longer term treatment (six to 20 sessions). This is the second of a two part series. The first article (Mahon et al., 2021) explored the relationship between alliance scores and improvement on the […]

We are very excited to announce the upcoming Gab with the Greats virtual event which is designed for early career psychologists and students in the field of psychology. This event is jointly organized by the Early Career Psychology Domain and the Student Domain from the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (Division 29 – APA). This event is taking place on Saturday, August […]

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The therapeutic alliance (Bordin, 1979) remains one of the most studied constructs in psychotherapy outcome research (Norcross & Lambert, 2019), and is a robust predictor of client outcome (Flückiger et al., 2018; 2020; Wampold & Imel, 2015). It has been established that therapists vary in their ability to build and maintain an effective alliance, which […]

Social media has become a driving factor in today’s society. It can create and maintain business and social relationships. Of the many social media platforms, Instagram has become a major resource for those using it to follow and share photos for friends and family. It has even become a platform for people to launch their […]

Abstract Aim This paper presents analyses of outcome data for 615 clinicians treating 107,194 patients over a three-year period to determine if clinicians’ mean effect sizes increased over time. Method A standardized measure client global distress was used to measure patient improvement over the course of therapy. Improvement is reported in a statistic known as […]