CP:SP Opt In Announcement

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 January 1, 2016, the Journal …

SCP Town Hall Discussion on Clinical Psychology and the Hoffman Report

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 and the remedial actions taken …

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

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 members, there is an increasing …

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Conference Re-cap

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, Ph.D. of VA Boston & …

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Consumer Marketing of Psychological Treatments: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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 efforts (e.g., targeted at the …

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

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 week do nothing to change …

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

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 C. Shipherd – Guest Editor…………………………………………………………………………………………..101 …

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

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 using data-driven feedback. In doing …

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Section 2: Later Life Sexual Expression

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 across the lifespan and continues …

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

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 of the greatest challenges facing …