Increasing Global Access to Evidence-Based Assessment Resources

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Division 12, in collaboration with Division 53, is embarking on a new initiative that will increase public knowledge of and accessibility to evidence-based assessment resources. The initiative is partially funded by the APA inter-divisional grant program. Evidence-based assessment (EBA) has advanced greatly in the past two decades. Current barriers to EBA include cost, accessibility, and… Read more »

Section Updates 2016

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Section Updates (published in TCP December 2015) Section 2: Society of Clinical Geropsychology By Michele J. Karel, PhD The Society of Clinical Geropsychology (SCG) has several updates, regarding our 2015 award winners, outgoing presidential initiative, incoming presidential initiative, and new diversity awards for our section. SCG Awards. At the APA convention in August, SCG recognized… Read more »

Teaser Clip: Empirically Supported Treatment: Recommendations for a New Model (Feb. 17)

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February 17, 2016 – 12:00p – 1:00p ET Empirically Supported Treatment: Recommendations for a New Model Presenter. Dr. Tolin, PhD is Past-President of the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12, American Psychological Association). He is the Founder and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Center and the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the Institute of Living in… Read more »

Teaser Clip: Monitoring Progress in Psychotherapy (Jan. 27)

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Teaser Clip for January 27 Webinar by Dr. Persons January 27, 2016 – 12:00p – 1:00p ET Monitoring Progress in Psychotherapy Presenter: Jacqueline B. Persons, PhD is Director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Science Center, a group private practice in Oakland, California, where she provides psychotherapy to adults who have mood and anxiety disorders, trains clinicians in CBT, and… Read more »

Upcoming 2016 Webinar Topics

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Our 2016 Webinar Series lineup is shaping up nicely with our first webinar of the new year presented by Dr. Jacqueline Persons, Director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Science Center in Oakland California, who will be engaging us in a discussion about monitoring progress in psychotherapy. Jan. 27, 2016: Jacqueline B. Persons, “Monitoring Progress in… Read more »

Dropping Out of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has earned a position of high regard in the scheme of evidence-based treatment of psychological disorders. Yet, it shares some of the same difficulties faced by psychotherapy and medical practice in general. One such major problem is dropout. Dropout is the client’s discontinuation of treatment against the recommendations of the clinician…. Read more »

Teaser Clip for Nov. 4 Webinar by Dr. Harkness

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Teaser Clip for Nov. 4 Webinar by Dr. Harkness November 4, 2015 – 2:00p – 3:00p ET Evaluation of Emotion, Personality, and Internal Models of External Reality: Implications for psychological Intervention   Presenter: Allan Harkness, PhD – Dr. Harkness received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota (Clinical Psychology) in 1989. He is a Professor of Psychology and Director of… Read more »

Award Nominations Due Nov. 1

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Award Nominations Deadline: November 1, 2015 Applications will be accepted from September 1 through November 1, 2015. No voting member of the Division 12 Board of Directors will be eligible to receive awards from the Division while serving their term. Candidates can be simultaneously considered for multiple awards, although a psychologist may receive only one Division 12… Read more »

Writing Trauma Narratives Increases Temporal Organization & Habituation

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Emotional processing theory posits that the therapeutic benefits of exposure include habituation to the distress triggered by trauma memories (Lang, 1977) as well as their reorganization (Foa, Molnar, & Cashman, 1995). Trauma narratives among people with PTSD have been observed to have greater sensory, perceptual, and emotional references and interrupted temporal, causal and logical connections… Read more »

The anti-depressive effects of cognitive behavioral therapy are in decline: What is the next step forward for psychotherapy?

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Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), in its current format, was developed and implemented as an anti-depressive treatment in the 1970`s (Beck et al., 1979.). Ever since, the method has been in worldwide growth, gaining recognition and appraisal on its way to becoming the dominant force in the world of psychotherapy. Until recently, no thorough attempt had… Read more »