Do psychotherapists improve with time and experience?

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Naturally, we all want to get better at the things that we do.  Psychotherapists too may like to think that as they gain experience, they are continuing to develop their skills and improve the services they provide.  Knowing that therapists contribute significantly to clients’ outcomes (explaining approximately 5% of variance in outcomes; Baldwin & Imel,… Read more »

SCP 2016 Award Winners

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Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology presented to Leslie C. Morey, Ph.D. for distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to Clinical Psychology throughout their careers. Florence Halpern Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology presented to J. Gayle Beck, Ph.D. for distinguished advances in psychology leading to the understanding or amelioration of important practical problems and outstanding… Read more »

Parental Military Deployment and Children: What Have We Learned from More than a Decade of War?

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by Candice A. Alfano & Simon Lau, Department of Psychology, University of Houston A common saying in the military is that when one person joins the whole family serves. This phrase took on new meaning in the wake of the events of September 11, 2001. Subsequent combat operations required unprecedented rates of lengthy and repeated… Read more »

What we know now about bridging the gap between research and practice

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About two decades ago, psychologists who develop and study psychotherapy interventions began to recognize that publications on the efficacy of new psychotherapies were not sufficient to change practice. Shortly thereafter, research emerged that indicated that manuals and workshops alone were also not sufficient to change practice (see Herschell et al., 2010 for a summary). We… Read more »

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 »