2022 • June

by
Jun 26, 2022

This article discusses the use of a digital assessment and tracking approach pre, during, and post COVID-19 to monitor changes in emotional stability, depression, anxiety, happiness, affect, life balance, beliefs, spiritual awakening, the working alliance, outcome, and helpfulness/benefits of psychotherapy.  Using the online assessment systems developed by Pragmatic Tracker (PT) and Blueprint (BP), two clients […]

by
Jun 12, 2022

Member Interview with Jacob Jackson-Wolf, LCPC. Jake joined the Society as a student member and is Chair of the Professional Practice Committee (2022). Jake earned his Master of Education in Counseling and Human Services from Lehigh University and a post-master’s certificate in Professional Counseling from the University of Baltimore. Jake’s clinical experiences include work in […]

APA Division 29 is excited to sponsor an Ethics Workshop entitled PROFESSIONAL ETHICS FOR CHALLENGING TIMES: A POSITIVE APPROACH BY Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP.  The workshop will be held live and virtually on Saturday, July 23rd 11-2:15 EDT.  Registration is free to Division 29 members and participants will receive 3 ethics CE credits for […]

Depressive disorders are highly prevalent mental health conditions (NIH, 2022). Although effective treatments exist, barriers to care frequently interfere with access to care (Mojtabai et al., 2011). In the absence of prompt interventions, depressive symptoms can last over six months (Whiteford et al., 2013). Thus, there is an imperative to for the mental health field […]

Introduction In today’s rapidly changing social environment, people face the challenge of determining whom they can safely trust and who will lead them astray. Dealing with this challenge is crucial not only for individuals’ survival but also for their adaptation to social norms, habits, and the unstated rules of culture. However, people do not navigate […]

“Despite the quest for knowledge, social scientists can get stuck in a paradoxical mind set of ‘this is how things have always been done.’” (Paquin et al., 2019). What initially drew the authors to the University of Utah was a shared interest in and passion for bringing social justice values to the many subdisciplines of […]

The purpose of this paper is to assist non-Black therapists address critical issues when treating Black women who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV). This paper was written from a place of cultural humility in an effort to educate on how to provide culturally relevant treatment, rather than an attempt to speak for Black women. […]

The voices of hope, courage, and perseverance ring strong for the approximately 590,000 deferred-action for childhood arrivals (DACA) recipients, often called ‘Dreamers’ (American Immigration Council, 2021; Guter et al., 2017): “Having an actual identity in this country gave me life.”  “I just can’t imagine going under the shadows again.”  “¡No me callo, no me siento, […]

Be the 1st to vote.

by
Jun 1, 2022

Look at me But please Don’t look at me In this op-ed, I propose a novel perspective for engaging in anti-oppressive work within classrooms. But first, I provide a framework to better explain why this approach may be necessary for disentangling and de-threading the oppressive fabric that exists in every single one of us. In […]

by
Jun 1, 2022

The death of a patient by suicide is the professional event most feared by psychologists (Pope & Tabachnick, 1993). Fortunately, evidence has accumulated for the effectiveness of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy for the treatment of suicidal patients, although other interventions are promising as well (Calati […]