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The Board of Directors of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (Division 29) has endorsed two candidates equally for President-elect of the American Psychological Association, Diana Prescott and Kirk Schneider. In the Board’s estimation, both candidates have demonstrated a clear and noteworthy record of commitment to advancing psychotherapy in education and training, research, practice, […]

Abstract Aim This paper presents results of a five-year project to implement measurement and feedback processes, also referred to as feedback informed treatment, within seven agencies providing school-based mental health services to K-12 students. The purpose was to monitor rates of improvement on a measure of global distress over time. Method A standardized measure of […]

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All Sessions Released August 12th All division sessions will be released at the beginning of the convention on Thursday, August 12 for on-demand access by registrants. There are no timed releases for these sessions. There are also 2 live Division 29 events via zoom. We hope that you will join us this year! Posters Participant/1st Author/Title Susanna […]

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Jun 1, 2021

Hello Division 29 and SAP Membership! In addition to the warm weather and the blooming flowers, spring has been accompanied by the slow reopening of many spaces and places that we hold dear. Our professional lives too will begin to feel more engaging as we get opportunities to convene in person for conferences, meetings, and […]

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Jun 1, 2021

In this column, I want to highlight all the wonderful work that so many of our colleagues are doing to contribute to the vitality of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (SFAP). It truly is a labor of love, and I want to thank all of you for your vision and enthusiasm. We have […]

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges on a global scale. The virus emerged in late 2019 and has continued to impact the world and United States greatly. Like many institutions, universities were required to transition to a work-from-home model. Psychology doctoral programs were impacted by this change, such that many trainees began conducting teletherapy […]

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Context Before psychotherapy, there often comes a phone consultation. When I ask prospective clients how they felt about prior therapy, the most common account is of a therapist whom they regarded as a kind, non-judgmental listener, but not much else. They wonder if they were properly challenged, if there could have been more guidance, or […]

“I had two important things before me: the one was the carrying on my Business and Shop, which was considerable, and in which was embarked all my Effects in the World; and the other was the Preservation of my Life in so dismal a Calamity as I saw apparently was coming upon the whole City, […]

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Jun 1, 2021

What leads a person to engage in self-harm behaviors has long perplexed psychologists. People identify various reasons for engaging in self-harm, which include transforming their emotional pain into physical pain, channeling anger, escaping from recurring traumatic thoughts/ feelings, and regulation of affect (Whisenhunt et al., 2016; White et al., 2003). Self-harm is commonly confused with suicidal intent. The American Psychiatric Association makes an important distinction between the two by […]

It is rare when a collection of a single author’s papers is neither disjointed or repetitious. So, it was a particular delight to read “The Art of Bohart.” It is also a particularly apropos title. Although he acknowledges a keen understanding of the science of therapeutic approaches, Bohart argues that it is the artistry that […]