Articles Tagged "COVID-19"

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Nov 15, 2021

It has been over a year since psychologists worldwide adapted to provide clinical services during the global pandemic. As we know, clinicians, among many other professionals, rapidly learned the nuances of working with clients online. For those whose jobs demanded to continue meeting in-person, masks became essential, a needed barrier that created some protection and […]

Despite vaccination roll-out for the COVID-19 virus and re-entry into “normal life,” reports of anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are rising with those in lower socioeconomic status (SES) strata and young adults most likely to bear disproportionate incidences of life disruption. This pandemic, which is far from over, created a perfect storm as […]

In this video, Tiffany McLain, LMFT, psychotherapist and entrepreneur, sits down with Daniel Gaztambide, PsyD, to talk about setting your fees during COVID-19. Tiffany addresses common stories about money that we learn in graduate school, and often our own familial, cultural, and socioeconomic upbringing. We'll also discuss anxiety and shame around valuing our work, and […]

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  In this video, Tiffany McLain, LMFT, psychotherapist and entrepreneur, sits down with Daniel Gaztambide, PsyD, to talk about setting your fees during COVID-19. Tiffany addresses common stories about money that we learn in graduate school, and often our own familial, cultural, and socioeconomic upbringing. We'll also discuss anxiety and shame around valuing our work, […]

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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).  […]