2017

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Racial Disparities in Mental Health Treatment

Simmons University

Individuals with a mental health illness in the United States can face fragmented or unavailable services, high costs, and social stigma. It is particularly difficult for people of color to receive adequate and culturally appropriate treatment.

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Can prisoners with mental health problems benefit from psychological therapy? Yes, but health and justice need to be closer friends.

Society of Clinical Psychology

This SCP blog by Karen Slade, Psy.D. correspondents with a new article in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology titled, “Outcomes of Psychological Therapies for Prisoners with Mental Health Problems: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

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Adoptees as parents: How Korean American adoptees talk about ethnicity, race, and adoption

Jaeran Kim

Each year University of Washington Tacoma invites faculty to present on their research and I was fortunate to be asked to participate in this year’s Lightening Talk. These are very short presentations (5 minutes!) with timed slides.

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NSWM is hiring a Development Consultant!

Network for Social Work Management

The post NSWM is hiring a Development Consultant! appeared first on The Network for Social Work Management. NSWM News leadership Non-Profits Organizational Growth

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Get Connected: Using Social Media for Social Work Success

Speaker: Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW.

In this webinar with business development consultant Gary Direnfeld, we will explore the different methods of marketing your private social work practice and boosting your online presence. Gary will provide valuable insight on choosing and using social media to attract viable referrals.

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Dear All Pharmacists – On privacy and trust

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I was so upset yesterday about a breach of my privacy at a pharmacy (not the first one) that I ranted on twitter – and it seemed it struck a chord with other patients. Pharmacists who responded were horrified by the breaches discussed.

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Theories and Methods - Family Systems Theory

The Licensed Clinical Social Worker Exam

Family systems theory may or may not show up on the licensed clinical social work exam. And you may never practice family therapy. But the language of family systems theory can still come in handy, in clinical practice and in life. Take a moment to review. Family systems theory springs from the work of Murray Bowen (you'll sometimes see it labelled "Bowenian Family Therapy").

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The emotional resilience of a social worker

Social Worker Blog

I’ve had this article title written down to write for about 6 months now. So, after a particularly emotionally challenging week last week I thought it was about time I finally said this.

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A New Kind of Safety Plan

Social Work Tech

As a clinical social worker, I often worry about my clients. Besides working with a higher-risk population that have had hospitalizions in the past year, I’m a human being and I care about my clients.

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What makes mental illness stigma so hard to change (and also to study)?

Society of Clinical Psychology

by Ava T. Casados about her recently published article in Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. Society holds negative attitudes about mental illness, and these attitudes form a stigma that impacts many individuals on both interpersonal levels (e.g.,

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The Promise of Transdiagnostic Treatments for Anxiety Disorders

Society of Clinical Psychology

This SCP blog piece by Drs. David Barlow and Matthew Gallagher discusses a new article in JAMA Psychiatry pertaining to the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders.

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A Survivor’s guide to Clinical Supervision

Society of Clinical Psychology

This student blog piece was written and submitted by Amanda R. Simmons, M.A., SCP, Section 10 Campus Representative, University of Denver.

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Assertiveness Training: A Forgotten Evidence-Based Treatment

Society of Clinical Psychology

This SCP Blog post by Brittany Speed, Brandon Goldstein, and Dr. Marvin Goldfried discuss their recent publication in CP:SP addressing the role of assertiveness training in clinical psychology.

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Reflective Practices for Graduate Students

Society of Clinical Psychology

This SCP Student blog post written by Lia Smith highlights some excellent pointers for graduate students in psychology. Many of us enter graduate school with the assumption that we are about to embark on a unique period of heavy workloads and extreme stress.

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Treatment Considerations for Undocumented Patients

Society of Clinical Psychology

This SCP Blog is written by David Talavera, a Clinical Psychology PhD candidate at the University of Houston who is completing his predoctoral internship at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance.

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Clinical Considerations When Clients Have Children

Society of Clinical Psychology

This SCP blog by Zalewski, Goodman, Cole, and McLaughlin corresponds with a new Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice article titled, “Clinical Considerations when Treating Adults who are Parents.”

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Why I Do It

Simmons University

As members of the SocialWork@Simmons community, our backgrounds are unique, with a shared dedication for our work and for the Simmons School of Social Work. What does social work mean to each of us? Why did we become social workers? Why did we join the SocialWork@Simmons community?

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Navigating Supervision: Ten Tips for Psychology Graduate Students

Society of Clinical Psychology

by Jessica Cowan, SCP/ Section 10 Campus Representative. For many of us, when we begin our graduate-program work the concept of clinical supervision is a mysterious concept.

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Can You Change Your Personality Traits?

Society of Clinical Psychology

by Brent W. Roberts, PhD. Can you change your personality traits? We know from hundreds of observational studies that personality traits can and do change.

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Promising Advances in the Cultural Adaptation of Mental Health Evidence-based Interventions

Society of Clinical Psychology

by Joyce Chu, PhD & Amy E. Leino, PhD. Equal rights to equal access and equal care. Few would disagree with the position that the racial and ethnic minorities of our nation deserve the right to receive the same quality of care for mental illness as White individuals.

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#StateofMH

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On today’s report by the Care Quality Commission on the state of mental health care in the UK. My tweets – my thoughts on two serious shortcomings in how today’s report deals with the issue of use of force by mental health staff. Including others’ tweets too .

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Stay away

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No visits till the meds kick in part 1 and part 2. Inpatient care Mental health

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New Refugees Resettled in the U.S. in 2016

Simmons University

As the ongoing civil war in Syria drove steady growth in the global refugee population, the number of new refugees admitted to the United States increased significantly in calendar year 2016.

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Making the Most of Summer

Society of Clinical Psychology

by Keri Kirk, SCP/ Section 10 Campus Representative. As clinical psychology graduate students, we spend the academic year juggling many hats. We’re researchers, externs, teaching assistants, and so much more.

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SSCP Student Poster Winners

Society of Clinical Psychology

The SSCP student poster competition yielded great diversity in the content of the work, but was uniformly of high quality. This led to numerous difficult decisions for the judges. This year, SSCP was able to award prizes to 3 winners ($250 prize) and 5 Distinguished Contributions ($100 prize).

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Easing Mental Health Technologies into Practice: Considerations for a Smooth Transition

Society of Clinical Psychology

You have probably heard it a million times – there is a technology revolution and mental health services are not exempt. In both research and the private sector there is much buzz about the potential of technology to transform mental health service delivery (Jones, 2014; Kazdin & Blasé, 2011).

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Behavioral Activation for Depression During Pregnancy: Results from a multi-site pragmatic randomized controlled effectiveness trial.

Society of Clinical Psychology

Behavioral Activation for Depression During Pregnancy: Results from a multi-site pragmatic randomized controlled effectiveness trial – an SCP blog piece by Drs. Hubley and Dimidjian. For many, being pregnant is one of the most important and enjoyable moments in life.

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Is “Abnormal Psychology” Really all that Abnormal?

Society of Clinical Psychology

Is “Abnormal Psychology” Really all that Abnormal – a blog post by Jonathan D. Schaefer, a doctoral student of Clinical Psychology at Duke University.

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Do Beliefs about Biology Matter for Mental Health?

Society of Clinical Psychology

Do Beliefs About Biology Matter for Mental Health? by Kate MacDuffie and Tim Strauman about their newly published article in Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. Imagine that you have just visited a mental health professional and received a diagnosis of depression.

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SCP Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Summit RESCHEDULED

Society of Clinical Psychology

EVENT RESCHEDULED. Due to limited enrollment, the Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Summit is being rescheduled for the Fall (early October). We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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Promoting Psychology in the Evolving Healthcare Landscape: Enhancing the Well-Being of Patients, Providers, and Populations

Society of Clinical Psychology

The Association of Psychologist in Academic Health Centers (APAHC) held its 8 th National Conference at Detroit’s Westin Book Cadillac hotel on March 9-11 th. It was the highest attended conference in the association’s history.

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What can science tell us about suicide? (Answer: Not nearly enough… yet.)

Society of Clinical Psychology

By Joseph Franklin, PhD and Jessica Ribeiro, PhD. Suicide. For most people, this word conjures up images of someone who is extremely sad. Someone so lonely, stressed, or defeated that they’ve decided that they’d be better off dead.

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When Obama cried

Jaeran Kim

Image: Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS/Getty. One of the things that struck me most about President Obama’s farewell speech the other night was his emotion while thanking and praising his wife, Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha.

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Intersectionality Matters: Working with LGBT Older Adult Clients

Simmons University

As most social work students learn, the diagnosis of “homosexuality” was removed from the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in 1973 by the board of the directors of the American Psychiatric Association.