Articles Tagged "psychotherapy bulletin" (Page 2)

We hope your 2019 is going well so far! Inside this issue of Psychotherapy Bulletin you will find a variety of articles on topics ranging from this year’s Special Focus—Self-care Across the Lifespan—to the future of psychotherapy research to transitioning into integrated primary care. There is even a bit of Psychotherapy Practice-related poetry, in the […]

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Marilyn Cornish, PhD Education and Training Domain Representative It is an honor to begin my 3-year term as Domain Representative for Education and Training for the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. I am writing this introductory message on my way to my first Board meeting for the Society, feeling energized by the knowledge that […]

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In the coming months, SAP will be surveying members of the Division to find out more about why individuals have chosen to join, what keeps them involved, and what member benefits would increase their commitment to and satisfaction with the Division. In anticipation of this, the Membership Domain Representative, Committee Chair, and Committee Member reflected […]

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Running has been a fervent hobby of mine for over a decade. It is a pastime which I paradoxically find relaxing, as well as a sport through which I test and challenge myself. Running has provided me many benefits over the years, including improved physical health, social connections, and self-confidence. I am a strong believer […]

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Colleagues with Exceptional Vision One of the advantages of being personally involved within the governance of APA, at either the national or state level, is that, over time, one becomes exposed to the wide range of professional issues which each of the nation’s health care professions must eventually address. The recent announcement by Walmart, for […]

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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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For the early-career clinician, getting started in the world of therapy in either private practice or an outpatient clinic can be both overwhelming and exciting. After graduation, many of us are in this state of transition out of student mode and into professional mode. Developing confidence as a young professional, while also building a caseload, […]

Due to changes in demographics in the United States, counselors and therapists are likely to serve clients who have a culturally diverse background. Data from the 2010 United States (U.S.) Census indicated that foreign-born individuals represented 13.3% of the U.S. population, some 42.3 million people (Colby & Ortman, 2014). In 2014, the U.S. population by […]

The interpersonal difficulties experienced by patients diagnosed with a personality disorder (PD) tend to pose great difficulty in negotiating a strong therapeutic alliance between patient and therapist (Muran, Segal, Samstag, & Crawford, 1994; Stern, 1938; Vaillant, 1992; Waldinger & Gunderson, 1984). Patients with PDs often generate intense and uncomfortable reactions in their therapists, sometimes producing […]

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The quality of the therapeutic alliance is a robust predictor of psychotherapy outcomes (Horvath, Del Re, Flückinger, & Symonds, 2011). Recent studies have shown that some therapists are consistently better at developing and maintaining alliances with their patients than others (Baldwin, Wampold, & Imel, 2007; Dinger, Strack, Leichsenring, Wilmers, & Schauenburg, 2008; Zuroff, Kelly, Leybman, […]

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