Articles Tagged "COVID-19"

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges on a global scale. The virus emerged in late 2019 and has continued to impact the world and United States greatly. Like many institutions, universities were required to transition to a work-from-home model. Psychology doctoral programs were impacted by this change, such that many trainees began conducting teletherapy […]

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In an effort to curb the transmission of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that emerged in late 2019, the use of telehealth technology became a necessity for individuals in need of healthcare services to communicate with their healthcare providers (Wosik et al., 2020). Teletherapy, which is a form of telehealth, uses online video conferencing to provide […]

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Mar 1, 2021

The COVID-19 global pandemic has generated innovative adjustments related to how mental health services are accessed. Telehealth has become a convenient, safe, and necessary avenue for people to receive mental health care, such as therapy. With benefits like increased reach and accessibility, and decreased cost and travel (Madigan et al., in press), it is an […]

Driving to the office, parking the car, gathering your belongings, entering the building, saying hello to colleagues, checking messages, setting an intention for the work of the day. This might sound like a familiar sequence of events to many psychotherapists before March 2020. These are just some of the rituals that a psychotherapist might engage […]

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Jan 3, 2021

At the time this post will be published, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 340,000 United States (US) citizens will have died from Covid-19. The psychological toll is incalculable. Thousands more have had traumatizing near-death experiences, including enduring medically-induced coma for the purpose of lung ventilation (Zimmerman et al., 2020). Medical trauma […]

Increasingly, clinical psychology literature points to a relationship between therapists’ self-regulation and their capacity to effectively treat patients.  Indeed, theorists have suggested that therapists’ self-regulation – including their capacity to be self-reflective and mindful with patients – tends to facilitate therapeutic empathy (Buechler, 2008), rupture resolution (Safran & Muran, 2000), and mutual recognition (Benjamin, 2018).  […]

The University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology Internship Consortium, an APA-accredited internship consortium, consists of seven sites in the Denver metropolitan area including a state psychiatric hospital, residential treatment home for children and adolescents, health maintenance organization, community mental health center, police psychology agency, and two university counseling centers. The global pandemic caused […]

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Aug 27, 2020

Over the years, we have come to appreciate that the public policy/political process is a highly personal one in which those who successfully engage possess vision, long-term commitment, and perhaps most importantly, enthusiasm.  There are always unexpected opportunities to be discovered – creative ways to accomplish one’s underlying objectives.  Accordingly, I have been very pleased […]

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Aug 27, 2020

During the past few months, the world has been experiencing unique challenges. We are all facing many environmental and social stressors (many of which are not new), which will impact us in various ways. We are not only experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are also experiencing the racism pandemic (Schullman, 2020). In the words […]

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Aug 3, 2020

Spring brought to our nation’s Capital the 37th annual APA Practice Leadership Conference (PLC), which is always the highlight of my professional year. I especially appreciate the enthusiastic support of Susan Lazaroff and Dan Abrahamson for sharing this exciting experience with our next generation of military psychology and nursing leaders during their graduate student days […]