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Multicultural Competence: A Practitioner-Scholar’s Reflections on its Reality and its Stubborn and Longstanding Elusiveness

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

Literature on the psychotherapist’s multicultural competence has burgeoned over the past 35 years. It has delivered increasingly nuanced conceptual and clinical papers on what constitutes multicultural competence. At the same time, research studies to date have failed to link clinically demonstrated multicultural competencies to therapeutic outcomes, leaving the field with two questions to address: Is […]

Health Care Reform: Preparing the Psychology Workforce

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

This article is based on the opening presentation by the author to the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers’ 5th National Conference, ‘‘Preparing Psychologists for a Rapidly Changing Healthcare Environment’’ held in March, 2011. Reviewing the patient protection and affordable care act (ACA), that presentation was designed to set the stage for several days […]

Why Treat Insomnia and What is CBT-I?

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

Is targeted treatment for insomnia warranted? It is a long standing tradition, both within medicine and psychology, to view insomnia as a symptom and not as an independent disease or disorder. As a result, the proper target for treatment has often been viewed as the underlying factors that give rise to the symptoms of disease. Taken […]

Intervening During Childhood and Adolescence to Prevent Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

Developments on multiple fronts are rapidly converging to create focused attention on the possibilities of preventing mental, emotional and behavioral disorders through interventions with children, youth and their families and communities. Mental health disorders create enormous psychosocial and economic costs during childhood and adolescence, including reduced school achievement and increased child welfare and juvenile justice […]

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