Articles Tagged "president’s column"

Across my presidential year, I have used this column to reflect on professional competency. My first column focused on competency development and the importance of multigenerational connections to thwart professional isolation and competency stagnation. My second column felt the weight of the pandemic and centered on self-care as a professional competency that underlies our sustained […]

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My first lessons in self-care as a core professional competency were unwanted and unexpected. After a “normal” pregnancy, I went into labor five days past my due date and navigated to the hospital in the middle of the night under blizzard conditions. I made it to the hospital, but by the time I got there, […]

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Apr 21, 2020

How time flies when one is having fun! I am amazed to find myself writing my final presidential column as the weather chills and we near the holidays. It has been a great honor to serve the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy over the past year and I look forward to continuing my involvement […]

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As a third-year graduate student, I recall being asked to engage in a classroom debate on the question of whether good psychotherapists were “born versus made”. We were allowed a few weeks to prepare arguments before our teams faced off to debate the issue, with notecards of points and citations at the ready. As a […]

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Oct 30, 2019

It was great to see so many Society members at APA in Chicago and from my view, it seems a good time was had by all. I kicked off my conference on Friday by chairing the presidential symposium Out of the Office and into the Streets: Interventions for Diverse Clients and Settings. The presenters, Daniel […]

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Sep 2, 2019

Hello Everyone! As you read this, over half of my presidential year will have passed and I would again like to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (SfAP) in this role. I am very much looking forward to the APA convention and all of our […]

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Apr 15, 2019

Greetings to all! I am honored and excited to begin my presidential year in service to the Society for Advancement of Psychotherapy (SfAP). I am really looking forward to the year’s work, which began January 1, just as they all promised me it would (smile). As I write this note, I have just returned from […]

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Dec 12, 2018

Hello Division Members: As I contemplate the transition to President next month (which, to be honest, is a little overwhelming), I would like to briefly remind you about our convention theme and my primary presidential initiative for my upcoming (2019) presidential year. I am pleased to announce the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy theme […]

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