Articles Tagged "psychotherapy"

Self-Care in the Age of Telepsychology The practice of psychotherapy has changed dramatically in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some changes may be seen as positive for both psychotherapists and their clients. For clients there is the convenience of online psychotherapy, such as no longer needing to take as much time off from work due […]

Long wait lists for mental health treatment are a major barrier to accessing care and have been associated with symptom worsening and dropout. Despite this, individuals who are waiting for treatment represent a unique opportunity for intervention as they have already overcome significant barriers (e.g., stigma) that are involved in reaching out to mental health […]

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The use of telepsychology by psychotherapists has increased in recent decades (Glueckauf et al., 2018). It provides greater access to psychotherapy, such as for those who live in areas where needed treatment services are not available and for those who are homebound or who lack access to adequate transportation. It also can be more cost-effective […]

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Jun 12, 2022

Member Interview with Jacob Jackson-Wolf, LCPC. Jake joined the Society as a student member and is Chair of the Professional Practice Committee (2022). Jake earned his Master of Education in Counseling and Human Services from Lehigh University and a post-master’s certificate in Professional Counseling from the University of Baltimore. Jake’s clinical experiences include work in […]

Depressive disorders are highly prevalent mental health conditions (NIH, 2022). Although effective treatments exist, barriers to care frequently interfere with access to care (Mojtabai et al., 2011). In the absence of prompt interventions, depressive symptoms can last over six months (Whiteford et al., 2013). Thus, there is an imperative to for the mental health field […]

Introduction In today’s rapidly changing social environment, people face the challenge of determining whom they can safely trust and who will lead them astray. Dealing with this challenge is crucial not only for individuals’ survival but also for their adaptation to social norms, habits, and the unstated rules of culture. However, people do not navigate […]

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Jun 1, 2022

The death of a patient by suicide is the professional event most feared by psychologists (Pope & Tabachnick, 1993). Fortunately, evidence has accumulated for the effectiveness of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy for the treatment of suicidal patients, although other interventions are promising as well (Calati […]

Ethical practice is essential for all psychotherapists. As licensed professionals, we are obligated to ensure that we meet the minimal expectations set in our state’s licensing law, the regulations that accompany it, other laws relevant to the practice of our profession, and our profession’s code of ethics. Yet, our goal should be to go far […]

Resistance is a phenomenon that tends to be universally dreaded by therapists. Therapists have described feeling frustrated, confused, guilty, and hurt after disagreement with their clients, and can even end up doubting their competence (Coutinho et al., 2011). Not only this, but it is well-documented that conflict will return if it is not effectively addressed […]

In March of 2020, therapists faced an unprecedented challenge and, in many ways, a glorious opportunity. COVID-19 and lockdowns meant that it was no longer possible or safe to provide psychotherapy in a “business as usual” way. Video psychotherapy, or telemental health, which had been considered by many as the lesser cousin of in-person therapy, […]