Articles Tagged "psychotherapy articles"

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Feb 24, 2024

Harm of Stigma with Borderline Personality Disorder “Manipulative,” “attention seekers,” and “drama queens” are a few damaging ways clients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are often described; these individuals are among the most stigmatized within a clinical population (Allan, 2018; Deans & Meocevic, 2006; National Alliance on Mental Health, 2017). BPD is a disorder centered […]

Recent research shows an  increasing level of distress concerning the climate and environmental crisis (Leiserowitz et al, 2022; Hickman, 2021). This workshop will illuminate the broader context of this crisis, including the embedded sociocultural factors that differentially affect communities and individuals.  We will discuss ways that climate distress, grief and anxiety are showing up clinically, as well […]

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Jan 25, 2024

When my husband retired 4 years ago, he hung up the phone and was done. In the blink of an eye, his company laptop was ready to ship off and his home office was on its way to becoming our guest bedroom again. A new, exciting, responsibility-free horizon met him almost immediately. So he was […]

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Jan 24, 2024

It was one of those mornings after a long wedding weekend. I was happy and excited to meet my therapist and tell her about the fun and exciting events that took place. At that point of my life, waking up happy was a rare experience for me.  This was just a month into the start […]

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Jan 18, 2024

At one time, hospitalization was considered the standard of care when working with patients with suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts. However, almost all suicidal patients can now be treated effectively as outpatients. Several outpatient interventions can substantially reduce the risk of a suicide attempt (see, for example, reviews by Jobes & Chalker, 2019; Nuij et […]

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Jan 16, 2024

At the end of 2023, Alex Siegel, Director of Professional Affairs, Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, reported that there were 40 jurisdictions (39 effective), out of a total of 55 states and territories, which had adopted and were part of the PSYPACT Commission.  The Psychological Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) allows for increased access of […]

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Theories and processes of psychology have largely been influenced by North American and European psychologists whose Western-oriented paradigms have not promoted inclusivity or recognized the strengths of ethnically diverse cultures. Western paradigms promote power, hierarchical order, and structural privilege to the detriment of the well-being and mental health of racially and ethnically diverse cultures (Goodman […]

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Jan 15, 2024

When I committed to a three-year term as Website Editor in January 2023, I had no idea how much we would grow in the first twelve months. From this, I have been reflecting on my time in the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. I have had the pleasure of being a part of Division […]

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Numerous authors have emphasized the importance of the ongoing practice of self-care for psychotherapists (e.g. Baker, 2003; Barnett et al., 2007; Norcross & VandenBos, 2018; Wise & Reuman, 2019). Support for this focus on self-care by all psychotherapists is found in the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (Ethics Code, […]

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Jan 1, 2024

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the response efforts created an omnipresent effect of COVID-19 to individuals in the United States and globally in 2020. This literature review was written in 2021, one year after the outbreak, and recent studies have reported that the COVID-19 pandemic was an event that elicited behavioral, emotional, and psychological turmoil […]

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