New Blog – Students, Showcase your Work

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Student Members – we have added a new blog to the Div12 site to give you an opportunity to showcase your research efforts. The goal is to present the work of talented students focusing on recent qualitative or quantitative research findings and clinical implications. This is an excellent opportunity to become an active part of… Read more »

Fall 2012 The Clinical Psychologist is Posted

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The Fall 2012 issue of The Clinical Psychologist Vol 65, Issue 4 has been posted. Dr. Gayle Beck reflects on her term as it comes to a close. Other contents include, (1) Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice in VA Psychotherapeutic Care, (2) Diversity Column: Subgroup Differences in Asian Americans, (3) History Column: Children,… Read more »

Antisocial Behavior and the Striatum

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A newly published review in Biological Psychiatry entitled The Potential Role of the Striatum in Antisocial Behavior and Psychopathology by Andrea L. Glenn and Yaling Yang examines evidence of structural abnormalities in individuals with antisocial behavior and psychopathy. The striatum is a subcortical structure within the forebrain that plays a role in processing information having to do with… Read more »

New in Clinician’s Toolkit: Section VII Suicide Risk Assessment Materials

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As one of the leading causes of death (www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/suicide), suicide demands special attention from health care providers, school personnel, counselors, and anyone who works with vulnerable populations (e.g., correctional settings, child welfare,  etc.). Division 12′s Section on Clinical Emergencies and Crises (Section VII) has recently compiled a set of resources now available for download in… Read more »

Developmental Pathways and Accumulation of Risk During Adolescence

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A newly published  article in The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, entitled The Tracking Adolescents’ Individual Lives Survey (TRAILS): Design, Current Status, and Selected Findings by Ormel, Oldehinkel, Sijtsema, van Oort, Raven, Veenstra, Vollebergh, and Verhulst presents recent findings from the prospective longitudinal project, which began in 2001. The project… Read more »

Comprehensive Screening and Counseling for Behavioral Risks in Adolescent Primary Care

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A new article in Pediatrics entitled, Improvement in Adolescent Screening and Counseling Rates for Risk Behaviors and Developmental Tasks by Duncan, Frankowski, Carey, Kallock, Delaney, Dixon, Garcia, and Shaw reports on a modified Breakthrough Series Collaborative in which eight primary care practices were trained to implement comprehensive screening and counseling for risk behaviors and developmental tasks/strengths and to… Read more »

Am J Geriatr Psychiatry – Course of Depression and Morality Among Older Primary Care Patients

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A new article entitled, Course of Depression and Mortality Among Older Primary Care Patients in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry by Bogner, Morales, Reynolds, Cary, and Bruce presents a study examining the course of depression severity among older primary care patients and its association with mortality. Data were obtained from a large randomized controlled trial… Read more »

J Pediatric Psychology – Trauma Exposure Associated with Stress Sensitivity in Young Children

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A new article published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology by Grasso, Ford, and Briggs-Gowan examined trauma exposure, current life stress, and internalizing and externalizing behavior problems in 213 children ages 2- to 4-years-old. The authors categorized the children into four groups based on trauma exposure and current life stress and conducted a multivariate analysis of variance… Read more »

Adm Policy Mental Health – Shifting the Treatment Model: Impact on Engagement in Outpatient Therapy

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A new article published in Administration and Policy for Mental Health and Mental Health Research by Warnick, Bearss, Weersing, Scahill, and Woolston describes a study in which various treatment planning strategies designed to reduce early attrition were implemented in an outpatient clinic serving about 500-600 youth annually. Participants in the implementation group were compared to… Read more »