Presidential Column: Dignity, Poise, and Restraint: One Response to Hoffman

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Dignity, Poise, and Restraint: One Response to Hoffman By Terence M. Keane, Ph.D. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Choosing to be a clinical psychologist was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve enjoyed immensely the opportunities for patient care, program development, teaching, supervising, and science. What a great profession clinical psychology is. The revelations of the past… Read more »

CP:SP Special Series: Defining Competence when Working with Sexual and Gender Minority Populations

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Be sure to read this SPECIAL SERIES in the June 2015 edition of CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY SCIENCE AND PRACTICE: Defining Competence when Working with Sexual and Gender Minority Populations: Training Models for Professional Development SEE TABLE OF CONTENTS AND LINKS BELOW   Defining Competence when Working with Sexual and Gender Minority Populations: Training Models for Professional Development Jillian… Read more »

Outcome monitoring and feedback: A transtheoretical, transdiagnostic evidence-based practice

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This blog piece by Dr. James Boswell discusses a recent study published by his research team in Psychotherapy entitled, “Implementing routine outcome monitoring in clinical practice: Benefits, challenges, and solutions.” In their seminal paper, Howard, Moras, Brill, Martinovich, and Lutz (1996) suggested using standardized session-to-session measures of patient progress to evaluate and improve treatment outcome by… Read more »

Section 2: Later Life Sexual Expression

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Sexual health is an important part of well-being in later life. However, misconceptions based on ageist stereotypes and lack of understanding has often led to avoidance of this topic. The result may be a missed opportunity to support an important aspect of successful aging. What is the “truth” about aging sexuality? First, sexual expression occurs… Read more »

Increasing the Use of Effective Behavioral Treatments through Direct-to-Consumer Marketing

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This piece by guest blogger, Dr. Sara Becker, summarizes ideas from her recent manuscript, Direct-to-Consumer Marketing: A Complementary Approach to Traditional Dissemination and Implementation Efforts for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Interventions, published in the March 2015 edition of Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. Increasing the Use of Effective Behavioral Treatments through Direct-to-Consumer Marketing  One… Read more »

2015 Award Recipients

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Please join us in honoring the following 2015 award recipients – congratulations! Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology presented to Jalie Tucker, Ph.D., M.P.H. for distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to Clinical Psychology throughout their careers. Florence Halpern Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology presented to Arthur Nezu, Ph.D., (Hon.) D.H.L., ABPP for distinguished advances… Read more »

What Is This Treatment and Will It Work For Me?

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This is a blog piece by Damion Grasso, Ph.D. (Division 12 Web Editor) that explores how we communicate information about treatment effectiveness to our patients. It draws from recent articles that discuss methods for translating results from psychotherapy research into probabilistic information that aims to inform treatment consumers. David is a middle-aged man who just one… Read more »

Winter Board Meeting in Boston

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The Division 12 Board came together for a very productive meeting in a very snowy Boston on Feb 7-8. Much was discussed, including a number of exciting initiatives for Division 12. Among the activities this weekend was the changing of the guard. Dr. David Tolin, now Past President, received recognition for his great accomplishments this past year,… Read more »

Fighting the Imposter Syndrome in Graduate School

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Two months into the second semester of my clinical psychology Psy.D. program I opened my email like I would on any normal day. Only this time, there was an email from the community mental health center based at my university. The email said that after careful consideration, I had been assigned a client. I couldn’t… Read more »

Evidence-Based Treatments for Mental Health Among LGB Clients

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This blog piece by guest blogger, Dr. John Pachankis, on behalf of Division 12’s Education and Training Committee, discusses recent efforts to establish evidence-based treatments for mental health and co-occurring psychosocial concerns (e.g., alcohol use, sexual compulsivity, sexual risk behavior) among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) clients. John Pachankis is an Associate Professor in the… Read more »