Articles Tagged "education & training domain"

Given that mental health professionals lead lives outside the therapy room, they are not invulnerable to the impact of psychosocial life stressors. In addition, working with distressed patients is a complex and demanding task that requires the service provider’s devoted mental resources. Graduate student trainees in applied psychology programs are arguably prone to even greater […]

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Mar 8, 2020

As of May 2018, approximately 50 million Americans are using online and mobile app dating services (hereafter referred to as “online dating”; Seetharaman & Wells, 2018). With one out of five relationships now starting online (Cacioppo et al., 2013; Hamilton, 2016), mental health professionals and graduate students are likely using these services. Indeed, a recent […]

The supervision relationship is multifaceted. Watkins (2011) wrote, “Is supervision teaching? Is supervision therapy? Is supervision consultation? Is it some blend of the three?” Although the primary objectives of supervision are to foster professional growth, monitor the quality of professional services, and serve as a gatekeeper for the profession (Bernard & Goodyear, 2014), the similarities […]

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Apr 15, 2019

Clinical Psychology Training in Australia Currently in Australia there are over 35,000 registered psychologists. There are multiple pathways to registration as a psychologist within Australia, including a combination of undergraduate Bachelor degree, supervised practice, and/or postgraduate studies. Many students choose to undertake a postgraduate training program within a university setting. Postgraduate training programs include a […]

Freud (1913) invented the application of self-reflection to psychotherapy by making himself the subject and the object of the first therapy. He used one of his own dreams as the specimen dream in his breakthrough book, The Interpretation of Dreams, because it was in thinking about this dream that his early ideas came into focus. […]

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Introduction Supervision is a crucial aspect of training and psychology trainees gain many benefits from it (Hook, Watkins, Davis, Owen, Van Tongeren, & Ramos, 2016). The supervisors’ actions guide the psychology trainees to help them increase their treatment knowledge and improve their abilities to apply that knowledge (Wrape, Callahan, Ruggero, & Watkins, 2015). Supervision is […]

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Oct 17, 2018

When I reflect upon my journey to becoming a clinical psychologist there are three aspects that have significantly shaped my development as a therapist. The first is that, during my training, I have been exposed to a wide range of clinical settings, therapeutic approaches, and clinical populations. I have practiced at the university counseling center, […]

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Oct 17, 2018

I’m deeply honored and humbled to receive the Division 29 Student Excellence in Teaching/Mentorship Award. Teaching and mentoring students has been one of the most valuable experiences I’ve had as a graduate student. Yet, as a student, it still feels incredibly odd to be asked to write about my teaching/mentorship experiences. As graduate students, I […]

This article details the authors’ experiences pertaining to applying to counseling and clinical PhD programs, and offers advice for students, particularly those coming from smaller undergraduate institutions or institutions lacking clinical psychology programs, who may be considering a similar training path. Introductions Heather Muir graduated with a BA in psychology from the University of New […]

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I am writing this article as a counseling psychology doctoral student who still has much training left to do. Nevertheless, throughout my training I have already come to realize that learning to be a good psychologist requires a ruthless examination of yourself. This examination must include a willingness to explore one’s weaknesses and vulnerabilities. However, […]