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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (Division 29). I must admit, however, that my own experience with the division has been much briefer. Indeed, this is my first year as a member. My limited history with the division precludes me from reflecting much on its history, but […]

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I am writing this article as a counseling psychology doctoral student who still has much training left to do. Nevertheless, throughout my training I have already come to realize that learning to be a good psychologist requires a ruthless examination of yourself. This examination must include a willingness to explore one’s weaknesses and vulnerabilities. However, […]

Decades of psychotherapy outcome research and countless meta-analyses show that psychotherapy works. Unfortunately, psychotherapy is a luxury afforded to few. Only a minority of people with mental illness receive treatment (Kessler et al., 2005), due to both attitudinal barriers (e.g., stigma, desire for self-reliance) and structural barriers (e.g., cost, provider availability; Mojtabai et al., 2011). […]

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Introduction The following video series titled, Teaching and Learning Evidence-Based Relationships: Interviews with the Experts is brought to you by The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy/APA Division 29 and is a companion project to the third edition of Psychotherapy Relationships that Work. The overall goal of the project is to translate relationship research to teaching and learning, from the […]

Colin Kaepernick kneeling for Black Lives Matter. Protests at Standing Rock. Fighting against the elimination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). #MeToo. Social justice movements are abundantly present in our current political/cultural climate. Where is psychology’s role in these movements? What are our personal roles, as early career practitioners? How do we help those […]

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Although a number of printed materials or professionals provide great tips on how to land an ideal psychology predoctoral internship, we at Division 29 were lucky to gather “real time” and valuable insider information. Current and recent psychology predoctoral interns from across the United States were recently asked to share their insights about the internship […]

I presented my first research poster at the 2016 American Psychological Association (APA) Conference in Denver, Colorado. My name had been on other posters in previous years, but never as first author. I was especially excited about this opportunity. The research I presented was about graduate student stress and how it may be important for […]

Psychology predoctoral interns face many challenges, as difficult roles and competing expectations may lead to burnout. Edelwich (1980) defined burnout as “a progressive loss of idealism, energy, and purpose by people in the helping professions as a result of the conditions of their work” (p. 14). Common factors contributing to burnout include difficult cases, feeling […]

After writing The Positives and Potential Pitfalls of Saying Yes (2017) I decided to share a positive experience that highlights the benefits of saying yes. This moment was when I said yes during my doctoral internship year. As an intern, I was hired by my internship site (Wichita State University Counseling and Testing Center) during […]

“Do that scale again.” “Do that fingering transition again.” “Let me hear that again.”  Even if the scale was correct, it had to be done…again. As a novice musician, the word, “again,” became synonymous with repetitive practice. Practice for the sake of practice, because practice makes perfect. I (voice of 3rd author; true story) had […]