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 »

CP:SP Opt In Announcement

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ANNOUNCEMENT   The Division 12 Journal, Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice will be changing its access policy in January 2016. Historically the Journal has been dispersed via Hard Copy (i.e., paper copy) and Members could opt for online-access if they wished to do so when they initially join and/or renewed their Division 12 membership.  Starting… Read more »

SCP Town Hall Discussion on Clinical Psychology and the Hoffman Report

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This recorded webinar focused on the recent report by Hoffman that found collusion between APA, leading members, and staff and the Department of Defense in the support of psychologists’ involvement in interrogations during the course of the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Global War on Terrorism. The webinar focuses on the precise nature of the findings… Read more »

Preventing Interpersonal Violence among Military Veterans: The Strength at Home Program

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Intimate partner violence (IPV) represents a significant clinical problem among veterans and service members. Numerous studies indicate that veterans and service members with greater posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms are at particularly high risk for IPV use (Marshall, Panuzio, & Taft, 2005; Taft, Watkins, Stafford, Street, & Monson, 2011). With large numbers of returning U.S. military… Read more »

Conference Re-cap

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by Dr. Terry Keane The APA meetings in Toronto are now a part of history. I would say that the Division activities were all outstanding. I would like to thank all of those involved in the preparation and the implementation of the many events for which we took the lead. Our Conference Chair, Denise Sloan,… Read more »

Consumer Marketing of Psychological Treatments: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Direct-to-consumer marketing: The next wave of dissemination and implementation? Most Americans are familiar with the pharmaceutical advertisements that are featured in many forms of media. Many of these advertisements are for psychopharmaceutical interventions, which have recently been surpassing efficacious psychological treatments in outpatient mental health care (Olfson & Marcus, 2010). While traditional dissemination and implementation… Read more »

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 »