Articles Tagged "practice"

Not as Urgent as a Toothache (JM)           The Analyst stares into the steam of his green tea. A morning Rorschach for no one to interpret.           The first of his five patients for the day is out in the waiting room, flicking through one of the […]

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Abstract As the conceptualization of evidence-based practice expands beyond the phasic application of treatment manuals for specific mental health diagnoses, greater attention is being paid to treatment personalization, including at its very first steps. One approach to such early personalization involves therapist flexible responsivity to patients’ presenting nondiagnostic characteristics, such as their treatment-related beliefs, that […]

By last count I had retired three times—once from the state of Colorado as the mental health director, once from the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and finally from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. You might conclude that it was difficult for me to retire! Retirement is a […]

Introduction Although I’m a good ten years away from retirement (I hope), I’ve had occasion to talk with and listen to several colleagues who are facing this developmental milestone in the more near future. I’ve pulled together some information for psychologists to consider as they plan for the closing of their practice, whether because of […]

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, […]

The more than 12,300 colleagues who attended the 126th annual APA convention in San Francisco were especially fortunate to be gently reminded, especially during the remarkable Opening Session, why we had chosen psychology many years ago. The Keynote address by Attorney Bryan Stevenson provided an emotionally moving glimpse into the lives of those caught up […]

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I direct a psychotherapy practice in the northeastern United States with about 30 providers focused on providing cognitive behavioral therapy. We have two locations and treat a wide range of adults, teens, and children. I ended up in this role because I fell in love with the fields of psychology and psychotherapy almost three decades […]

Advancing Practice Together Just prior to the last winter blast striking our nation’s Capital, I was very fortunate to be able to attend the 35th annual APAPO Practice Leadership conference, along with former APA Presidents James Bray and Carol Goodheart. These gatherings are always the highlight of my professional year and it was especially exciting […]

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Microaggressions have been linked to reductions in psychological and physical health (Sue, 2010). The term racial microaggression is a term first utilized by Pierce (1970) to describe the subtle, jarring, typically automatic or unconscious, verbal and nonverbal exchanges; often perceived as understated, insulting “put downs” directed at people of color. Sue et al. (2007) did […]