Using CQ (couple intelligence) in couples counseling

July 21, 2019

In The Analytic Attitude, Roy Shaefer, Ph.D., reminded us that the therapist’s flaunting of intelligence with patients can be distancing,... Read more...

Exposure therapy is fast and effective

May 31, 2019

When I first heard about exposure therapy I was early in my graduate career sitting on a bench with a professional mentor who told... Read more...

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): Helpful hints

November 20, 2018

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) assumes psychological problems are caused by negative thoughts and behavior that influence feelings. We... Read more...

Empathy may be ill-timed in treating trauma

November 18, 2018

Under-recognized in the treatment of trauma is the negative impact that may result when an offer of compassion or empathy is ill-timed. Children,... Read more...

Out-of-office encounters may be beneficial

November 17, 2018

Engaging with clients outside the office has generally been discouraged or called unethical, similar to the way in which uninformed... Read more...

Managing risks of telepsychology

August 7, 2018

Many psychologists are eager to use technology to enhance their practices, and the field of telepsychology is quickly gaining popularity.... Read more...

What have we learned from 30 years of school shootings?

May 30, 2018

In May of 1988, a 30-year-old woman, Laurie Dann, walked into an elementary school in Winnetka, Ill., and opened fire with a handgun,... Read more...

Jail opens mental treatment unit

May 28, 2018

The city jail in Roanoke, Va., took an innovative step in April to deal with inmates with mental disorders. It transferred four of... Read more...

Psychologists should study uses of marijuana

May 27, 2018

I am not aware of any ethical issues for psychologists that have arisen in reports on the increased legalization or medical use of... Read more...

Psychotherapy and Counseling are Different

March 9, 2018

In an article entitled “Master’s therapy not that different” in the Jan/Feb 2018 edition, Larry Powitz, Ed.D., asks what is... Read more...

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