2023 • April (Page 2)

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Apr 9, 2023

The Politically Divided 118th Congress: NBC News recently noted that more than 50 years ago, two female lawmakers led a Congressional Committee for the first time: the House of Representatives Select Committee on the Beauty Shop. This Congress, women will hold all four of the top positions on the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for […]

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Apr 9, 2023

Psychotherapy research often focuses on the client and the psychotherapist, but rarely on other stakeholders. This is reasonable given that the client and the psychotherapist are the sole players in a psychotherapy session; understanding how they each contribute to the session will illuminate a significant part of the process and outcome of psychotherapy. However, one […]

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Psychotherapists strive to provide their clients with the best treatment possible, something highly dependent on our ability to achieve high standards of competence. An important aspect of one’s clinical competence that has received increasing attention in recent years is multicultural competence. It is recognized that a psychotherapist cannot be clinically competent without being multicultural competent […]

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Apr 9, 2023

Many psychotherapists have treated patients who denied suicidal ideation, and then attempted suicide later. This can leave the treating psychotherapists upset, bewildered, and asking what they could have done differently. Sometimes patients who unexpectedly attempted suicide developed their suicidal thoughts after their psychotherapists asked them about suicide. At other times, these patients already had suicidal […]

The association between the therapeutic alliance and outcome is now well-established and widely known (Flückiger et al., 2018), highlighting a need to better understand the factors that influence the quality of the alliance. Thinking around therapists’ capacities to establish and maintain the alliance has grown increasingly sophisticated, as researchers have long-investigated ruptures and repairs in […]

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Apr 9, 2023

Happy 2023! While many of you may be quite used to the change in the calendar by now, at the Bulletin, this is our first opportunity to welcome you to a new and exciting year of events and opportunities with Division 29. Thank you for your membership and for your role in helping the Society […]

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Apr 7, 2023

As I write my first column for the Bulletin as the Division 29 President for 2023, I want to thank you for entrusting me with the leadership of SAP at this time. And I want to thank Dr. Clara Hill for her magnificent service as president of Division 29 before me and currently as past-President. […]

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