Client Preferences and Shared Decision Making in Clinical Care

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In a new article in Clinical Psychology Review, Lindhiem and colleagues describe a meta-analysis on the importance of client preferences for treatment satisfaction, completion rates, and clinical outcome. As the number of treatment options for different mental health conditions increases and clients have more resources available to learn about varying treatments, the idea of shared… Read more »

Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Summit

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The Graduate Student Summit on Oct. 4th at  Boston University School of Medicine was a success. Participants included Clinical Psychology graduate students in various stages of their training.  The program included clinical science lectures, expert panels on issues of professional development, and networking opportunities with leaders in the field. Prominent researchers, practitioners, and directors of clinical training… Read more »

Tips for the APPIC Process

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A clinical psychology intern at the Institute of Living shares some helpful tips on the APPIC predoctoral internship application and interview process. By Shari Steinman, intern at the Institute of Living-CBT Track To those of you applying for internship this fall, I thought it might be helpful to share some tips I have about the application and… Read more »

National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes: How Can Psychologists Get Involved?

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The Society of Clinical Geropsychology (SCG) – Section 2 of the Society of Clinical Psychology (SCP) – has recently become involved in supporting the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes, along with several other geropsychology organizations. The “National Partnership” is an initiative (starting in 2012) of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid… Read more »

Training and Education in Clinical Psychology in the Context of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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Affordable Care Act Document

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA; P. L. 111-148) is ushering in a new era for the training and education in clinical psychology. Yet, little is known about the potential impact of this healthcare reform on our field moving forward. In our article (Chor, Olin, & Hoagwood, 2014), we describe features… Read more »

Division 12’s New Webinar Series

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Division 12 is excited to launch a new webinar series that begins this month, July 30th, with speaker Dr. Terry Keane who will present “Recent Advances in the Assessment and Treatment of PTSD“. The Division 12 Continuing Education Committee, chaired by Dr. Deborah Drabick, has developed a webinar program that will alternate between continuing education topics and early… Read more »

Mental Health and Pediatric Primary Care

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Doctor exam child.

With increased attention paid to the high prevalence of unaddressed mental health problems among our youth, there is a growing demand for increased capacity of mental health care in pediatric primary care (PPC) practices . There are two good reasons why the PPC setting can make a large impact in detecting and managing child and adolescent mental… Read more »

Ten Tips to a Successful Academic Career

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An early career psychologist, Dr. Kate Wolitzky-Taylor, offers ten tips to a successful academic career: 1. Carve out research time and treat it like any other appointment you wouldn’t cancel. I am guilty of not doing this enough. It was easier during graduate school and post doc to set aside time to just sit in… Read more »

SSCP Updates

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The Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP) is Section 3 of Division 12.  SSCP strives to advance scientific inquiry and to foster the systematic application of the principles of behavioral and social processes derived from empirical research in the practice of clinical psychology towards furthering knowledge and human welfare. Below are several updates worth… Read more »