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School shootings seem as American as apple pie. The post-Columbine generation has been preparing to dodge bullets in school since they were learning to tie their shoes. They are fittingly dubbed “generation lockdown.” On Valentine’s Day 2018, such drills became a reality for students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. An active […]

Psychotherapy as a field is no stranger to controversy, so let’s start with where we all agree. If you are a member of Division 29, chances are you believe in the mission of this organization which is to make the benefits of psychotherapy accessible to all. Next, we may agree that individuals with mental health […]

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Attending to client background, lived experiences, and interactions with mental health systems is essential to provide competent and effective care. As psychotherapists, we are well aware of the importance of the common factors and do our best to establish a strong working relationship with our clients to help them thrive. The last thing we want […]

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by | Sep 9, 2019 | Society News

Recently became a member and need a place to get started? Renewed your membership but wondering how to make the most out of it? Thinking about becoming a member, but feel overwhelmed? This article is aimed at sharing all the ins and outs and getting you acquainted with the division. And as always, if there […]

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Competency in psychotherapy appears to generally follow a fairly prototypical growth curve (Callahan & Watkins, 2018). Via life experience or other learning, some incremental gains in basic competencies (e.g., caring for others) begin even before formal training (Hatcher and Lassiter, 2007). Empirical evidence suggests that formal training encapsulates a period of accelerated growth in a […]

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The evidence-based practice in psychology (EBPP) movement can be considered a response to the medicalization of psychology, where pharmaceuticals are at risk of becoming the primary treatment option. The “year of the brain” illuminated connections between neurobiological markers and psychological phenomena, and as Paris (2015) argues, the field of psychiatry welcomed neuropsychology as a means […]

If you have seen Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” watched the long-standing TV sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” or were friends with gamers in the last 45 years, you’ve likely had at least a passing exposure to Dungeons & Dragons (D&D), one of the most popular table-top role-playing games (TTRPG). Though D&D unduly provoked fear among those […]

In my last article I listed four retirement myths: It is easy to retire from an active professional life to a less active lifestyle; Retired people do not want to work; Retired people do not want to be paid; Retired people have unlimited free time In that article I admitted to having retired three times. […]

Weight stigma, or unfavorable attitudes and beliefs about people of a higher body-weight, is ubiquitous in society, as well as mental health settings (Puhl & Heuer, 2009). Stigma associated with high body-weight shares many similarities with stigma related to disordered eating behaviors, such as the perception that both are indicative of a flawed disposition or […]

Although using an empirically supported treatment package to treat specific mental health problems may represent a good starting point, there is growing recognition that evidence-based practice (EBP) involves more than the uniform application of such standardized interventions. One of the main research findings driving this perspective is that global therapist adherence to a specific treatment […]