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Articles from the Spring/Summer 2024 Issue of The National Psychologist

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Integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) in behavioral health has sparked a transformative wave, redefining traditional therapy practices and administrative workflows. Initially met with skepticism, the narrative around AI in this space is undergoing a profound shift. Clinicians who have embraced AI technology, especially AI-driven scribes, are witnessing a sea of change in how care is delivered, the efficiency of their practices, and the balance between their professional and personal lives.

Artificial Intelligence in Behavioral Health: the lowest hanging fruit; documentation

By Ross Young 

Jewish college students

under siege

 

Lenore E. A. Walker, Ed.D.

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    Jewish college students, faculty, and their families are under siege across the U.S., and most psychologists are ill-prepared to help them deal with the trauma from the antisemitism they are experiencing. Antisemitic acts, including the destruction of property, exclusion from activities, conspiracy theories, and other tropes against Jews, have been steadily increasing with the attempts to Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) Israel during the past decade.

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New psychological research highlights 

factors fueling gun violence epidemic

By Ronald F. Levant, Ed.D., Ryon C. McDermott, Ph.D.,

Nicole L. Johnson, Ph.D., and Nick Borgogna, Ph.D.

     The United States stands out among the leading democracies in the world in having an intractable problem with gun violence. Last year, there were 656 mass shootings, almost two a day, according to the Gun Violence Archive. As the shooting at the Kansas City Super Bowl celebration proved, no place is safe anymore. 

Coping with moral injury in mental healthcare

 

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By Tamika Damond, Ph.D.

   In the mental health world, there is a term we should know: moral injury. It is all about the emotional struggles mental health helpers go through when faced with tough or morally conflictual situations. Psychologists and other therapists play a crucial role in comprehending this complex concept and supporting not only their clients but also themselves and their colleagues who may be grappling with it.

Ethical dimensions of integrating Artificial Intelligence in clinical psychology

 

By John D. Gavazzi, Psy.D., ABPP

    The ever-expanding reach of artificial intelligence (AI) will soon permeate the domain of clinical psychology, where its promise of enhanced efficiency, decision-making skills, and objectivity attracts considerable attention. From assisting in diagnoses and recommending treatment plans to generating comprehensive reports, AI holds immense potential. 

However, its integration within clinical psychology necessitates a crucial discussion of ethical considerations, particularly surrounding the pervasive issue of bias and its impact on assessment, treatment, and report writing. 

Fighting antisemitism 

in clinical practice

By Liya Levanda, Psy.D.

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     Like a boulder plunked into a pond, the 2023 Israel-Hamas war has seen dramatic rippling effects around the world. The latest addition to the centuries-long history of the Middle East has sent deep rifts through the greater global community as the world is brutally reminded of the weight, nuance, and trauma surrounding the land that both Jews and Palestinians call their ancestral, indigenous home.

Considerations

for telesupervision

in clinical training

By Jonathan G. Perle, Ph.D.

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      Clinical supervision of master and doctoral-level mental healthcare trainees has long been cited as a meaningful component of a student’s education, fostering competency in the multiple areas of clinical practice.

    Such competency is not only an ethical mandate for safe and evidence-informed care but also a licensure requirement. 

How Gestalt Therapy  impacts client awareness

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By Ken Hutchinson, Ph.D.

   Gestalt therapy was developed in reaction to the rigidity of Analytic approaches that dominated the 1940s and 1950s when Gestalt therapy was being conceptualized. Gestalt therapy shifted the focus from the past to present functioning, from “insight” to “awareness” processes that were integrating and healing.

     It altered the therapeutic relationship from “disengaged analyst as expert” to a co-created and very personal dyadic interaction.

Population aging creates roles for retiring psychologists 

 

By Paula E. Hartman-Stein, Ph.D.

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The United States population is rapidly aging, creating meaningful opportunities for psychologists who are knowledgeable about issues of late life, are thinking of cutting back their practices or retiring, yet want to continue to use their knowledge and experience.

    The network of livable communities that began in 2012 by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is a venue that can use consultation, leadership, and guidance from psychologists interested in creating and maintaining age-friendly communities.

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