Articles Tagged "psychotherapy bulletin"

by | Sep 9, 2019 | Society News

Recently became a member and need a place to get started? Renewed your membership but wondering how to make the most out of it? Thinking about becoming a member, but feel overwhelmed? This article is aimed at sharing all the ins and outs and getting you acquainted with the division. And as always, if there […]

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Psychology graduate students face many challenges, balancing academic demands, field placement requirements, often financial limitations, and the responsibilities of personal life. These competing obligations can often lead to burnout, defined by the Mayo Clinic as “a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity” […]

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On March 16, 2019, the esteemed international magazine The Economist published an article titled “Talk is Cheap: What Disasters Reveal About Mental-Health Care.” The article extolled the virtues of using lightly trained “psychotherapists” to deal with emotional problems in countries that have a shortage of mental health professionals. After highlighting the role of stressors such […]

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by | Sep 2, 2019 | Public Policy

This spring I had the wonderful opportunity, along with our colleagues Hortensia de los Angeles Amaro and Brian Smedley, to attend the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Culture of Health stakeholder meeting Engaging Allies in the Culture of Health Movement. The expressed objectives of this particular meeting were to discuss why Anchor Institution (such as […]

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The creation of art is known to offer a variety of benefits for physical and mental well-being, but in our rush to categorize production of art as “self-care,” we may be overlooking the most essential piece. This article explores the idea that dismissing the work of passion as one more task to check off a […]

Our idea, which three of us came up with nearly simultaneously, was born out of good intentions. We noticed that our most vulnerable students were often reluctant to go to our university’s counseling center. Our idea was to bring psychotherapy services to the place where they felt most comfortable, the floor of the student union […]

In my last article I listed four retirement myths: It is easy to retire from an active professional life to a less active lifestyle;  Retired people do not want to work;  Retired people do not want to be paid; and  Retired people have unlimited free time (Barrett, 2018). In that article I admitted to having […]

Let’s Start by Keeping It a Hundred I know it. You know it. Everybody who is a therapist knows it—we barely if at all get any training in how to build, run, and grow a private practice. For most of us we definitely did not have any courses in graduate school. Maybe when we were […]

In recent years, psychology researchers have begun to use online methods for participant recruitment and data collection. One of the most popular online methods is Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (MTurk), an online crowdsourcing website. To get a glance of its popularity, we recently did a Google Scholar search using the keyword “Mechanical Turk” (see Figure 1 […]

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Welcome to another issue of Psychotherapy Bulletin! Inside, you will find articles from a range of perspectives, including those of students, early- and mid-career professionals, and a follow-up article regarding retirement myths from Dr. Tom Barrett.  We are pleased to offer three articles on this year’s Special Focus, “Self-care Across the Lifespan” (and please note […]

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