Public Mental Health Intervention Following Disaster

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Another mass tragedy calls upon mental health professionals to apply their skills and knowledge towards helping the public cope with trauma and loss. Since 2001, we have learned a great deal about this, and as a result, there are now evidence-informed guidelines and practices for (a) conducting needs assessments, (b) screening and identifying emerging trauma-related… Read more »

The Clinical Psychologist – Winter 2013

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Dear Members, We  are now up and running at near 100%! We will continue to make improvements and have some big plans for the near future – so stay tuned. Also, our apologies for the delay – but the Winter 2013 edition of  The Clinical Psychologist is up and available for download. -Division 12

UPDATE: 1 April 2013

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Dear Members and Prospective Members, Although we are making progress on the site, we are not back to 100%. We are fortunate to have a dedicated web developer who has quickly become familiar with our site and is working hard to pick up the pieces. The site crashed due to a poor infrastructure – the… Read more »


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Dear Members, Last week our website experienced a significant technical conundrum that caused it to crash. Importantly, no personal data were compromised. It is also important for you to know that no credit card information is stored on the site database. Since the crash, we have been working with a reputable web developer who is… Read more »

Call for Nominations

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Editor of Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice The Publications Committee of the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12 of the American Psychological Association) invites nominations for Editor of the Society’s flagship journal, Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, to succeed the current editor, Edward Craighead, whose term will end December 31, 2013. Clinical Psychology: Science and… Read more »

The Problem of Researcher Allegiance in Psychotherapy Research

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A new meta-meta-analysis in Clinical Psychology Review entitled, Researcher Alliance in Psychotherapy Outcome Research: An Overview of Reviews, by Munder, Brutsch, Leonhart, Gerger, and Barth (in press) addresses the problem of researcher allegiance in increasing risk of bias in psychotherapy outcome research. The analysis included 30 meta-analyses of a variety of psychotherapies. The authors report a… Read more »

Improving Psychiatric Diagnosis: Beyond Counting Symptoms

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A new article in Psychological Assessment, “Quantifying Diagnostic Uncertainty Using Item Response Theory: The Posterior Probability of Diagnosis Index” by Oliver Lindhiem, David Kolko, and Lan Yu from the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine describes a novel method for helping the clinician to consider the degree of uncertainty associated with a psychiatric diagnosis in terms of… Read more »

SSCP Journal Club: First Reading

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Members who are interested in becoming part of the SSCP Journal Club, the first reading is posted and commentary and discussion points will be provided on February 4. You must register (free) as a member of the journal club once you navigate to that page. Click HERE to go there now. The first reading will… Read more »

New in Toolkit: Guide to Assessing Violence Risk in General Practice

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The Division 12 Section VII Working Group on Violence Risk Assessment (David Drummond, Phillip Kleespies, Marc Hillbrand, and Lisa Firestone) have prepared an excellent resource on assessing violence risk in general practice. It is intended as a quick reference for situations in which a clinician working in a non-forensic clinical setting may need to assess… Read more »