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Enhancing Self-Control: Knowing How to Reach Our Goals and When to Let Them Go


Enhancing Self-Control: Knowing How to Reach Our Goals and When to Let Them Go Sarah Grace Helton, Doctoral Clinical Psychology student at Rutgers University She works with Dr. Marsha Bates in the Center of Alcohol Studies. Countless articles, self-help books, and podcasts have been devoted to unlocking the secrets behind […]

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The Survivor’s Guide to Clinical Supervision


The Survivor’s Guide to Clinical Supervision By Amanda R. Simmons, M.A. I have often been told that success in supervision depends on “fit” between supervisor and supervisee. In other words, the arguably most essential component of clinical training is a craps shoot. If compatibility between participants is vital and often […]

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What About Trauma?


What About Trauma? Samia Estrada, M. A. Alliant International University Let’s not forget trauma! The experiences of trauma can be found in the histories of adults, children, and even providers. Unrecognized trauma can mask itself as many different symptoms and/or somatic experiences.  A provider who is unaware that trauma is […]

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The Dissertation Process and Social Support


The Dissertation Process and Social Support Micere S. Oden, M.S. Doctoral Candidate, Walden University Completing the dissertation involves intensive scholarship of an area of inquiry which can be both an engaging and isolating experience. The chair and committee members serve as content and methodology experts by providing evaluation and approval […]

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Using Motivational Interviewing


Using Motivational Interviewing Michelle Blose, M.S. The following information has been provided by Drs. Linda and Mark Sobell. What is motivational interviewing (MI)? It is a directive, patient-centered counseling style that elicits behavior change by helping patients explore and resolve ambivalence. It helps resolve ambivalence by increasing discrepancy between patient’s […]

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Clinical Considerations for Working with Deaf Clients


Clinical Considerations for Working with Deaf Clients Cassandra L. Boness, M.A. Doctoral Candidate, University of Missouri Worldwide, nearly 360 million people, or 5% of the world’s population, have disabling hearing loss (World Health Organization, 2015). According to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau, about 7.6 million people (3.1%) in the United […]

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The Importance of Work-Life Balance in the Fields of Psychology and Counseling


The Importance of Work-Life Balance in the Fields of Psychology and Counseling Derek Giannone, B.A. Section 10 Secretary Featured in Indonesian Counseling Association (ICA)’s October 2016 Newsletter For the working individual, the balance struck between their work activities and any other leisure or social activities can be an important component of […]

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Assessing the Unique Needs and Interests of Graduate Students in Clinical Psychology


Assessing the Unique Needs and Interest of Graduate Students in Clinical Psychology Derek Giannone, B.A. Section 10 Secretary As the Graduate Student and Early Career Psychologist section of the APA’s Society of Clinical Psychology – Division 12, a main goal amongst many is to address the unique needs and interests of […]

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Giving Difficult Feedback


Giving Difficult Feedback Written By: Samia Estrada As graduate students, we need to prepare for our role as psychologists, which will entail wearing many hats, one of them is that of a supervisor.  Being a supervisor will require, among various skills, the ability to provide difficult feedback. Research tells us […]

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Professional Development in Clinical Psychology: Lifelong Learning in Research and Practice


Professional Development in Clinical Psychology: Lifelong Learning in Research and Practice Micere S. Oden, M.S. Doctoral Candidate, Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program School of Psychology Walden University Email: micere.oden@waldenu.edu Engaging in the continuous pursuit of knowledge is critical for graduate students and career psychologists to adapt to the changing landscape of professional […]

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