Addiction Screening in Psychotherapy
Administering an addiction screening tool at
the start of treatment is an important first step
in improving identification of addictive disorders. After reading this article, readers will
develop a sense of role adequacy in relation to
screening for behavioral and substance addictions and incorporate the concept of severity
into addiction screening.
Article: 11 pages
Confidence Intervals and the New Statistics
This article describes an estimation approach
to research based on confidence intervals.
Estimation is an excellent approach to designing research and analyzing data because it’s
highly informative and usually gives the best
answers to our research questions.
Article: 9 pages
Psychologists have a large skill set that
includes psychotherapy, assessment, consulting, teaching, research, and more. They have
ample opportunities to apply these skills in a
number of settings. It is a matter of looking for
opportunity or creating opportunities. Readers
will learn to identify three characteristics of
entrepreneurship and how they relate to developing services in a private practice. They will
also learn to describe how to transfer empirically based research findings into the delivery
of high-quality services for clients.
Article: 8 pages
What Therapists Need to Know
What both mental health professionals and the
public should know is that the suicidal state is
almost always transient and treatable. Therapists
can prepare themselves for working with such
clients by learning to implement tools and techniques that have been found effective to assess
and treat suicidal individuals.
Article: 6 pages
Qualities and Actions of Effective Therapists
Research suggests that certain psychotherapist
characteristics are key to successful treatment.
The qualities and actions of effective therapists,
based on theory, policy, and research evidence,
can guide therapists toward continual improvement. This article explains the role of the therapist in delivering treatments, describes the
characteristics and actions of effective therapists, and more.
Article: 7 pages
What Every Clinician Should Know About the
Link Between Pet Abuse and Family Violence
This article will offer a rationale for including
questions about animals in the family as a routine part of assessing the health of families and
well-being of children. In addition to the rationale, clinicians will become familiar with the
various tools and resources that are available
to address this new area of clinical practice,
the link between pet abuse and family violence,
and also the clinical and ethical questions that
arise when working with possible victims or
perpetrators of violence.
Article: 9 pages