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Apr 17, 2024

Trauma-related symptoms have been observed and documented in veterans of military engagement since the existence of the ancient Greeks. While these symptoms have been identified by a plethora of other names, including shell shock, war neurosis, battle fatigue, and soldier’s heart, it wasn’t until 1980 that these symptoms were formally recognized as post-traumatic stress disorder […]

Division 29 is proud to announce a training on Psychotherapy for Pregnancy Loss: A Relational Perspective Who: Rayna Markin, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Associate Professor in Counseling, Villanova University When: Friday, May 10th 12:00 PM Eastern US time What: Pregnancy loss is a relatively common event that often leads to long-term and intense psychosocial consequences and […]

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Numerous authors have highlighted the many challenges and stressors experienced by graduate students in clinical and counseling psychology throughout their training (e.g., Harder, 2024; Prakash et al., 2023; Sosoo & Wise, 2021) and that “given the multiple demands and expectations for students in professional psychology programs” some level of stress is an inevitable part of […]

The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (APA Division 29) is offering 20 research grants in the amount of $500 each for graduate AND undergraduate students in the field of psychology. Half the grants will be awarded to graduate students and the other half will be awarded to undergraduate students; undergraduates are strongly encouraged to apply! The […]

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Apr 8, 2024

The Vibrant Public Policy Process The public policy/legislative process is anything but static.  It continues to evolve, reflecting subtle societal changes that many of our colleagues do not appreciate.  Former APA President Ron Fox used to remind those of us interested in prescriptive authority (RxP) that visionary Ohio academic leaders were nursing’s critical RxP catalyst.  […]

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Apr 7, 2024

Call to adventure In March 2023, Hanna Levenson, one of my colleagues at the Wright Institute, invited Alex Vaz and Tony Rousmaniere, the dynamic duo of Sentio Counseling Center (SCC), to do a 6-hour training on deliberate practice and the Sentio Supervision Model (SSM) for our community. They were looking for volunteers to be in […]

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Apr 6, 2024

Supervision is an essential part of training for the growth of psychologists. Consequently, a strong supervisory relationship is fundamental for both trainee and client welfare. The function of supervision is multifaceted, ranging from personal growth to clinical and professional development (Bernard & Goodyear, 2019). A trainee’s ability to feel safe in disclosing ethical dilemmas, blind […]

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Apr 5, 2024

Consider this example: A psychologist sought consultation because her patient was not responding adequately to treatment. The consultant asked her three questions: Have you built a connection with your patient? Does your patient feel a sense of control and engagement in psychotherapy? Is your patient building the skills to handle their emotions and life difficulties? […]

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Apr 5, 2024

Hello Division 29 and members of SAP! Spring is here and we are so thrilled to share exciting updates and accomplishments of the division. We had a successful Winter Psychotherapy Bulletin and eBulletin publication thanks to the incredible submissions from authors like you. Our eBulletin connects with about 6,000 subscribers; people from around the world […]

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Apr 3, 2024

Hello everyone! I am very pleased to report that our Society board meeting in January was very enjoyable and productive.  One of the areas we focused on was how the Society can offer more value to our members.  In this spirit, I would like to use this space to offer a free clinical training resource […]

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