2023

Abstract This paper reports the latest results from a series of studies investigating predictors of outcomes for users of an online, self-guided Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) platform. Each disorder-specific module on the platform consists of lessons with educational slides that include interactive exercises. This study investigates the number of slides completed for each lesson and […]

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Dec 17, 2023

Seasoned psychotherapists have all had the experience of sitting in a room with patients who have serious thoughts of killing themselves. Some may have already had a suicide attempt or multiple attempts and continue to have access to the means to kill themselves. They may feel like others would be better off if they were […]

Submission deadline for division programs: January 10th 2024 at 5pm EST. We are excited to bring the community back together in person in Seattle, WA — and we want you there! If you have new research or ideas to share and can connect with an audience, we encourage you to submit a proposal. This year, we […]

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The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy student award competitions include four awards for the best papers submitted on specific topics and two standard awards: Donald K. Freedheim Student Development Paper Award: Best paper on psychotherapy theory, practice, or research Lillian Comas-Diaz Diversity Paper Award: Best paper on issues of diversity in psychotherapy Mathilda B. […]

Over the last 20 years, the rates of suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and suicides have rapidly increased in the United States (Garnett & Curtin, 2023). At the same time, evidence has developed that interventions can effectively reduce the risk of suicide (Calati et al., 2018). Given these changes, it is time for APA to require […]

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Nov 22, 2023

Discovering My Professional Home When guiding graduate students through their academic journeys, I consistently emphasize the importance of finding a "professional home" – an organization that not only advocates for their desires and requirements but also offers a supportive community and a wealth of information. Any one of my past students will attest to the […]

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Nov 22, 2023

I was inspired to write this piece by my postdoctoral mentor, Joanna Drinane, who asked about the integration of my two programs of study. To make a long story short, I achieved my PhD in Human Development and Family Studies some years ago and joined the Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Program at the University […]

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Mental health is a global concern with profound societal and individual implications. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression affects over 264 million people worldwide, making it the leading cause of disability. Anxiety disorders aren't far behind. To tackle this growing crisis, we need to highlight the role of consulting psychology in improving mental […]

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History teaches us that some professions have not survived the test of time as well as the profession of psychology. One example of a failed discipline is the antique science of phrenology, the study of skull protuberances. Phrenology posited that skull characteristics reveal a person’s character and mental capacity. The reader may not be aware […]

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Nov 22, 2023

Having a patient die from suicide is one of the events most feared by psychotherapists, yet a recent survey found that 6% of psychologists had at least one patient die from suicide while in treatment in the last year (Leitzel & Knapp, 2021). The ongoing possibility of a patient’s suicide prompted Simon (2011) to write […]