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Archives for: March 26th, 2021

Assessment and Intervention for Individuals With Misophonia

Written by Terry Bardagjy on March 26, 2021

Vignette Alexis, a 21-year-old female, arrives in your office complaining of intense sensitivity and extreme reactions to certain sounds. She was previously diagnosed with major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. At age 15, she was diagnosed with a chronic physical health condition. Around the same time, Alexis began to experience intense emotional distress in […]

Working With Suicidal and Homeless LGBTQ+ Youth in the Context of Family Rejection

Written by Terry Bardagjy on March 26, 2021

Clinical Vignette Eva is a 21-year-old transgender individual, assigned as male at birth, who has been hospitalized at your facility after a suicide attempt. You have been assigned to provide psychological input for her discharge plan. She reports using alcohol since middle school to manage social anxiety and feelings of alienation. In college, she self-identified […]

Developing Psychological Well-Being in Distressed Older Patients

Written by Terry Bardagjy on March 26, 2021

Clinical Vignette Jane is a 65-year-old woman seeking treatment for symptoms of anxiety and depression that have become unmanageable. She has suffered from generalized anxiety and persistent depression throughout her life. Her symptoms worsened as she faced retirement and adjusted to the challenges related to aging, such as loneliness, financial worries, and increasing health concerns. […]

The Family Check-Up: Ecological Family-Based Assessments in the Context of Potential Child Abuse or Chaotic Home Environments

Written by Terry Bardagjy on March 25, 2021

Clinical Vignette Alyssa, a single mother living in a rural setting, arrives requesting help with her two daughters (ages 5 and 8). Both children reportedly experience nightmares, anxiety attacks, frequent temper tantrums, and significant difficulties regulating their emotions. These symptoms have impaired their ability to sleep, complete their schoolwork, and complete age-appropriate household tasks. Alyssa […]

Talking With Children About Race and Racism

Written by Terry Bardagjy on March 25, 2021

Vignettes Jessica is White and enjoying a movie with her 6-year-old niece and her niece’s best friend. She is excited to see that a Latina actress is playing Cinderella. She is surprised, however, when Cinderella appears on the screen and her niece exclaims “Cinderella’s not Mexican!” Jessica is even more surprised to see her niece’s […]

Addressing Vaccination Hesitancy in Psychotherapy

Written by Terry Bardagjy on March 25, 2021

Abstract You have been practicing via telepsychology means for the last 11 months. You made a practice announcement a couple months ago that you would begin seeing vaccinated patients about a month after you yourself are vaccinated. It is time to begin discussing with your patients the option of returning to in-person, office-based care. You […]

Supreme Court 2019–2020: Insanity, Discrimination, and DACA—And a Pandemic

Written by on January 6, 2021

Overview When the Supreme Court Term was gaveled to order the first Monday in October 2019, many commentators predicted a significant, even a “blockbuster,” Term. It promised important cases and surprises, but not even the most prescient could have predicted just how extraordinary this Term would be. It did have a number of important (“blockbuster”) […]

Psychological Practice at Six Months of COVID-19: A Follow-Up to the First National Survey of Psychologists During the Pandemic

Written by on January 6, 2021

Clinical Challenge On March 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared a national public health emergency in response to infections due to SARS-CoV-2, a novel coronavirus. Six days later, on March 26, 2020, the National Register of Health Service Psychologists (“The Register”) partnered with the American Insurance Trust (“The Trust”) to […]

Determining Psychological Disability for the Social Security Administration

Written by on January 6, 2021

Clinical Vignette Don, a 34-year-old White male, was referred to you by his disability case manager for a psychological evaluation. He resides in a group facility for individuals who suffer from mental illness and chemical dependency following a two-week stay in a psychiatric hospital. Don tells you he was diagnosed with ADHD as a child […]

Commonsense Recommendations for Standard Care of Suicidal Risk

Written by on January 6, 2021

Vignettes Tom Groves, PhD, is a 55-year-old clinical psychologist who has maintained a successful private practice in a medium-sized metropolitan area for 25 years. Over his career he has seen a handful of suicidal patients, but now he does not want to see any suicidal patients. To this end, he has developed an intake process […]

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