Group Psychotherapy: Considerations & Guidelines

Ensemble, visibility and education are key concepts for group psychotherapists. Ensemble Ensemble is the operative concept and primary goal of all effective groups (ensembles). Ensembles strive to function increasingly effectively in ensemble. I learned the significance of ensemble from lifelong experience as a chamber-music ’cellist. The importance of ensemble is demonstrated by the optimally functioning […]

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  • Using Hypnosis With Children

    I often work with children and often employ hypnosis. A few anecdotes from my experience will show why I find that so rewarding. Children are developmentally in motion both physiologically and psychologically. They live in a land of discovery where ideas realize themselves and imagination prevails. Children are always in a creative and imaginative trance-like […]

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  • Movement for Interstate Psychology Practice Advances

    Prospects for interstate psychology practice significantly improved in February when the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Board (ASPPB) finalized an interjurisdictional compact, known as the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT). The ASPPB, an organization representing all of the psychology licensing boards in the United States and Canada, last year presented a draft compact for public […]

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  • Is It Ethics or Law?

    In my position as chair of the Florida Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee, I frequently received telephone calls from psychologists asking for guidance about ethical concerns.  However, the majority of questions I hear actually have nothing to do with ethics, per se. Rather, they are queries about the law and psychologists often seem surprised to find […]

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  • Technology Changes Ethics for Private Practice

    The ethical challenges of the 21st Century, with its myriad of technological advances, are daunting, especially for those of us trained before the millennium. My personal modus operandi has been avoidance and minimization. However, two recent events forced me to take a serious look at my security practices. I received a letter from my insurance […]

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  • Leaders Discuss the Nature of Microagressions

    Microagressions, a relatively new word describing subtle forms of discrimination and bigotry often expressed unwittingly, have taken on added importance as the leadership of state and national psychological associations has become more diverse, delegates to the annual State Leadership Conference were told in March. An example given by Norman B. Anderson, Ph.D., was when a […]

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