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Dear SAP (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 SAP Board encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to seek nomination. NOMINATE […]

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a scientific approach that involves engaging key stakeholders in the research process. CBPR enhances access, engagement, and responsiveness to behavioral health programming, especially for underserved or specialized populations with unique cultures and needs. The unique stressors associated with the deployment cycle (DeVoe & Ross, 2012) and the nuances of military […]

We live in interesting times, professionally, with the revision of the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (“Ethics Code” or “Code”) currently underway. This document forms a foundational function of our work, and its changes provide us an opportunity to evaluate our profession from the viewpoint of where we have been as well as where […]

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Sep 1, 2022

It has been about two and a half years since the beginning of COVID, which mandated the suspension of in-person psychotherapy contact, forced the rapid closing of offices, and ushered in a mass migration to video psychotherapy. For some colleagues, the change has become permanent, as they have terminated their physical office leases and are […]

Oftentimes, guidance around professional development can be circumscribed to a particular domain of psychology (e.g., clinical practice, research, teaching) or area of focus (e.g., internship opportunities, considerations in telehealth). We would like to broaden this guidance to talk about professional development in the context of becoming involved in professional organizations. The two authors of this […]

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The use of telepsychology by psychotherapists has increased in recent decades (Glueckauf et al., 2018). It provides greater access to psychotherapy, such as for those who live in areas where needed treatment services are not available and for those who are homebound or who lack access to adequate transportation. It also can be more cost-effective […]

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Sep 1, 2022

Perhaps more than ever before, this Administration has highlighted for the nation the critical importance of mental and behavioral health. Last year, U.S. Public Health Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released his Advisory — Protecting Youth Mental Health. “(T)he challenges today’s generation of young people face are unprecedented and uniquely hard to navigate. And the effect […]

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Sep 1, 2022

Suicides occur from a congruence of many factors including the quality and amount of social support an individual receives. Fortunately, several treatments have strong support for their effectiveness in reducing suicide attempts including cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and the collaborative assessment and management of suicide among others (Calati & Courtet, 2016). Whatever intervention […]

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Sep 1, 2022

In this column, I want to give a shout-out to a new book that you all should read if you are interested in the training and supervision of and the practice of psychotherapy….and I imagine that is almost everyone in the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. The book is edited by Louis Castonguay and […]

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Sep 1, 2022

“How can psychology majors be depressed? Like bro, just look at your notes 😂” -@gdarling14 This quote, from a tweet that has been shared across the internet, highlights the expectation that we, as psychologists and mental health professionals, should have the tools to prevent our own distress. That said, as the new academic year begins, […]