Easing Mental Health Technologies into Practice: Considerations for a Smooth Transition

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You have probably heard it a million times – there is a technology revolution and mental health services are not exempt. In both research and the private sector there is much buzz about the potential of technology to transform mental health service delivery (Jones, 2014; Kazdin & Blasé, 2011). Case in point, Dr. Tom Insel… Read more »

Behavioral Activation for Depression During Pregnancy: Results from a multi-site pragmatic randomized controlled effectiveness trial.

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Behavioral Activation for Depression During Pregnancy: Results from a multi-site pragmatic randomized controlled effectiveness trial – an SCP blog piece by Drs. Hubley and Dimidjian For many, being pregnant is one of the most important and enjoyable moments in life.  For others, life changes during pregnancy can become major challenges and 1 in 7 pregnant… Read more »

Is “Abnormal Psychology” Really all that Abnormal?

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Is “Abnormal Psychology” Really all that Abnormal – a blog post by Jonathan D. Schaefer, a doctoral student of Clinical Psychology at Duke University An assumption held by many—including many mental health professionals—is that people who suffer from one or more mental disorders constitute a small, troubled minority. This assumption is reflected in both the… Read more »

Do Beliefs about Biology Matter for Mental Health?

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Do Beliefs About Biology Matter for Mental Health? by Kate MacDuffie and Tim Strauman about their newly published article in Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice Imagine that you have just visited a mental health professional and received a diagnosis of depression.  You have just been given a name for the distressing emotional state which, prior to your appointment,… Read more »

SCP Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Summit RESCHEDULED

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EVENT RESCHEDULED Due to limited enrollment, the Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Summit is being rescheduled for the Fall (early October).  We are sorry for the inconvenience.  We look forward to seeing you at the APA Convention in DC in August, and invite you specifically to attend our graduate student/early professional events, including the Speed Mentoring/Section… Read more »

Promoting Psychology in the Evolving Healthcare Landscape: Enhancing the Well-Being of Patients, Providers, and Populations

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The Association of Psychologist in Academic Health Centers (APAHC) held its 8th National Conference at Detroit’s Westin Book Cadillac hotel on March 9-11th.  It was the highest attended conference in the association’s history.  Conference keynote speakers included APA leadership-Katherine Nordal, Ph.D.,   W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D., ABPP, Jessica Henderson, Ph.D., ABPP. Dr. Nordal, Executive Director of… Read more »

What can science tell us about suicide? (Answer: Not nearly enough… yet.)

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By Joseph Franklin, PhD and Jessica Ribeiro, PhD Suicide. For most people, this word conjures up images of someone who is extremely sad. Someone so lonely, stressed, or defeated that they’ve decided that they’d be better off dead. Some clinicians might add to this picture related characteristics such as emotion dysregulation, substance abuse, or impulsivity…. Read more »

Use of Universal Screening Scores to Predict Distal Academic and Behavioral Outcomes Among School-Aged youth

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Dr. Katie Eklund discusses the use of universal screening scores to predict distal academic and behavioral outcomes among school-aged youth. Research has well-documented poor school-related outcomes for students with behavioral and emotional concerns, including lower academic achievement, higher rates of suspension/expulsion, increased absenteeism, and lower graduation rates (e.g., Lane, Carter, Pierson, & Glaeser, 2006). As… Read more »

Clinicians and Clients Disagree: Implications for Evidence-Based Practice

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This blog piece by Dr. Douglas Samuel from Purdue University discusses a recently published article in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology.  It is well-established that the approaches to diagnosis differ substantially between clinical practice and research settings. Whereas the typical research study collects data using either a semi-structured interview administered by a research assistant or… Read more »

Increasing access to high-fidelity Cognitive Therapy for underserved populations

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Guest blog author Dr. Torrey Creed discusses a recently published article in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology focused on implementing trans diagnostic cognitive therapy in diverse community settings with the Beck Community Initiative. Decades of research have led to evidence-based practices (EBPs) for a wide range of behavioral health concerns and populations (e.g.,… Read more »