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May 16, 2022

Have you ever felt that your clients are not benefiting from your psychotherapy approach? If not yet, then be prepared to experience the inevitable “hopelessness” one day. It seems almost impossible that your approach, solely, is going to fit all the challenges which different clients will bring in the session. However, there might be a […]

The past decade has witnessed the rise of digital therapeutics. This multi-billion-dollar healthcare segment provides consumer self-help tools with behavioral health as a dominant focus. A number of companies offer these programs, including Silver Cloud, Ginger, and Spring Health. The company studied here, Learn to Live, has self-paced digital modules for stress, depression, anxiety, and […]

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Apr 17, 2022

This article proposes that there are two aspects in the current mainstream view of how psychotherapy is understood that are preventing it from advancing as a science and being considerably more effective. One factor is that psychotherapy does not understand its subject matter. It is proposed that the client’s experiencing be recognized as the subject […]

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 […]

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Mar 27, 2022

History of Abuse in Academia Academia has a long-standing history of allowing dangerous, and potentially unlawful, behavior to continue without significant intervention. Jobs may be ensured due to the weight a faculty’s name carries, their ability to bring in funding, or after obtaining tenure. Additionally, faculty members protect each other from missteps. For example, more […]

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Mar 13, 2022

In November of 2020, The New England Journal of Medicine featured an article surrounding the intersectionality between racism and sickle cell disease (SCD), entitled “When actions speak louder than words-Racism and sickle cell disease.” For many individuals, perhaps this was their first time learning about sickle cell disease. For others, this may have been their […]

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Have you ever heard of postpartum anxiety in women? How about for men? Postpartum depression is commonly discussed for mothers and fathers, but what about anxiety? Research often subsumes postpartum anxiety with postpartum depression, especially since there is not a separate diagnosis or subtype for postpartum anxiety in The Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders […]

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is highly comorbid with other clinically significant pathologies and extremely prevalent among the general population. Stigmas associated with AN, such as vanity or self-responsibility attributions, may prevent a someone from receiving help. Instead, they may reach out for symptoms unrelated to disordered eating, such as co-occurring depression.  Despite this, folks with AN […]

A trauma-informed approach to mindfulness adapts mindfulness techniques to better meet the needs of individuals experiencing posttraumatic stress symptoms. A prescribed approach to mindfulness risks further harm by reinforcing traumatic circumstances such as coercion, unpredictability, and dysregulation. In contrast, the proposed flexibility of trauma-sensitive mindfulness empowers individuals to safely engage in the present moment at […]

Abstract The purpose of this article is to explore the psychometric properties of a brief measure of trauma-related symptoms among adolescents in psychotherapy, the ACORN Trauma Measure, as compared to a general outcome questionnaire called the ACORN Global Distress Measure. The ACORN Trauma Measure includes three trauma-specific items intended to give clinical insight into the […]