Articles Tagged "president’s column"

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Mar 1, 2021

As the incoming President of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, I am delighted by the opportunity to share with you some of the passion I have for psychotherapy, psychotherapy research, and psychotherapy training. As a professor of psychology, I have been lucky to be able to “do it all” and want to use […]

To say that 2020 has been remarkable would be an understatement. It has demanded much of us, across every role we occupy in our diverse lives. Despite the personal and professional challenges your division leadership team has encountered, they have worked hard to model resiliency and accomplish a great deal on behalf of the Society […]

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, […]

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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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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