Articles Tagged "psychotherapy bulletin" (Page 2)

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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To follow through on the horse racing analogy that I introduced in my second President’s column, we are now entering the stretch run of a productive and celebratory year for our Society. So, for one last time in “print”—happy 50th birthday, Division 29! And here’s to the start of our next 50 years, which, when […]

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One of the advantages of serving on the U.S. Senate staff or the APA Board of Directors (especially as President) is that one is systematically exposed to evolving trends within our nation’s healthcare environment and the field of psychology. The position essentially forces one to think creatively beyond personal agendas and previous “comfort” levels. One’s […]

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Simeon woke from the nightmare, sweaty and frightened. He groped for his Calm Now (CN) program, plugging it into his ear-port. He didn’t just hear soothing music, he felt it; his breathing slowed, his forehead relaxed. The gentle instructions, in the voice he’d chosen, brought calmness and tranquility. Thanks to an activated parasympathetic nervous system, […]

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Introduction Despite many distinguishing characteristics of the therapeutic relationship, aspects of the dialogue between a therapist and a client can sometimes resemble everyday conversations. Namely, individuals in therapy may occasionally engage in the normative human behavior of lying. Blanchard and Farber (2016) found that 93% of clients report lying or otherwise being dishonest to their […]

Freud (1913) invented the application of self-reflection to psychotherapy by making himself the subject and the object of the first therapy. He used one of his own dreams as the specimen dream in his breakthrough book, The Interpretation of Dreams, because it was in thinking about this dream that his early ideas came into focus. […]

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Introduction Supervision is a crucial aspect of training and psychology trainees gain many benefits from it (Hook, Watkins, Davis, Owen, Van Tongeren, & Ramos, 2016). The supervisors’ actions guide the psychology trainees to help them increase their treatment knowledge and improve their abilities to apply that knowledge (Wrape, Callahan, Ruggero, & Watkins, 2015). Supervision is […]

As the year draws to a close, we are pleased to bring you the final Psychotherapy Bulletin for 2018. This issue has a little something for everyone, from Education and Training pieces looking at the professional development of trainees in supervision and the climate of clinical training, to considering the implications of diagnosis and assessment […]

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The practice of psychotherapy is typically, by its very nature, a solitary activity for the psychotherapist. Even for those psychotherapists who work in group practices, hospitals, clinics, and other similar settings, the individual nature of the practice of psychotherapy can be isolating. The one-on-one nature of most psychotherapy and the demands placed on the psychotherapist […]