Articles Tagged "social justice"

We live in an era that has been inescapably shaped by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Indeed, the anxiety and depressive symptoms of Americans rose by over 25% through the pandemic (CDC, 2022). While telehealth surged during the pandemic, there continue to be challenges for many individuals and families regarding the affordability of mental health care. […]

“Despite the quest for knowledge, social scientists can get stuck in a paradoxical mind set of ‘this is how things have always been done.’” (Paquin et al., 2019). What initially drew the authors to the University of Utah was a shared interest in and passion for bringing social justice values to the many subdisciplines of […]

Jun 1, 2022

Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra proffered: “Budgets are about more than dollars. They’re about values. And the President’s budget is a reflection of our values as a nation. From addressing health disparities to strengthening behavioral health to investing in our children, this budget will help turn hardship into hope for millions […]

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges on a global scale. The virus emerged in late 2019 and has continued to impact the world and United States greatly. Like many institutions, universities were required to transition to a work-from-home model. Psychology doctoral programs were impacted by this change, such that many trainees began conducting teletherapy […]

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Mar 1, 2021

Dear Colleagues and Friends, I am pleased to share with you a new collaboration proposal for the Psychotherapy Bulletin, the section will be named “International Perspectives on Psychotherapy”. This section will aim to know how psychotherapeutic models and techniques are understood, applied, and developed in different regions of the world, described by three authors from […]

Though they may seem initially like an odd couple, psychology and abolition are inextricably linked. Abolition has meant many things throughout history, and in this paper, it is defined as the dismantling of the prison-industrial complex (PIC) and the creation of structures of accountability and care that are fundamentally non-punitive. Activist and organizer, Rachel Herzing, […]

Aug 27, 2020

A recent article from The New York Times revealed that the Black Lives Matter movement might be the largest social justice movement in United States History (Buchanan et al., 2020). The profound and continued systemic inequities and injustices towards Black people and communities have been observed with recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud […]

Aug 2, 2020

It’s hard to talk about race. Actually, that’s not the case. As an academe, race and racism are relatively easy topics to discuss because academic disclosure requires very little self-reflection. In psychological academia, we’re encouraged to minimize disclosure and keep our professional boundaries high. This mentality works in the contexts of psychotherapy and research, but […]

We are angry. We are indignant. We are hurt. We are distraught. We are united in pain, frustration, and a want for change. Centuries of cumulative trauma brought on by racial discrimination have spilled over into what we see today in streets across our country. Social media, conversations, articles and op-eds are plentiful. All make […]

As panic due to the current coronavirus pandemic runs rampant, another virus has quietly been spreading in its wake: Xenophobia, targeted toward people of Asian descent. Increasingly, reports and videos have surfaced depicting verbal and physical assault of those who appear to be of Asian descent. While we cannot speak directly to the experiences of […]