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  • Clinical Science Spring 1995
    membership this year The budget is healthy and we are able to meet all of our current and anticipated expenses The growth and vitality of SSCP is in part attributable to the relevance of this organization s goals in an environment of real and threatened changes in psychology as well as the active participation of SSCP s members on SSCPnet STATE LICENSURE An issue that was originally raised at last year s Mid Winter meeting was the concern about State Licensing requirements for the clinical practice of psychology In particular licensure requirements that may be difficult if not impossible for clinical psychologists working primarily in academic settings to satisfy Laura Carstensen has drafted a letter that will be appropriate to send to State Licensing Boards This letter outlines the issues and concerns and indicates opposition to licensure requirements that adversely impact clinical psychologists in academic settings Laura indicated that Division 12 the Board of Scientific Affairs and APS will sign on It was noted that State Boards may be most responsive to letters originating from individuals from within their state Thus Laura and Sue suggested that the letter from be sent along with a personal letter from an individual within the state such as a Director of Clinical Training INTERNSHIP DIRECTORY SSCP s internship directory has enjoyed increased attention however the Board discussed a number of ways that we might better improve awareness about this resource Ideas that will be pursued are direct mailings to student members of SSCP advertisements placed in appropriate professional journals posting information regarding the directory to other e mail networks in addition to SSCPnet and a brief empirical paper based on data collected in the Directory to be submitted to an appropriate APA publication If you have not already ordered your copy of the Directory please contact Graywind Publications at 518 438 3231 see the accompanying note in this newsletter for full details regarding ordering APS AFFILIATION As many of you know SSCP voted at the 1994 APA Business Meeting to affiliate with the American Psychological Society APS Laura Carstensen discussed the advantages of such an affiliation which include 1 allowing clinical science to become a larger part of APS and 2 the opportunity to appeal to a wider membership who share the concerns and goals of SSCP An additional factor discussed was that the impact of SSCP could be broadened with two national organizations APA and APS seeking to support clinical science PRESCRIPTION PRIVILEGES The Executive Board voted for SSCP to be a signatory of the AAAPP letter which opposes prescription privileges for psychologists After much discussion the Board believed that taking a position on this issue was consistent with the mission of SSCP to support the science of clinical psychology BYLAW CHANGES The Board reviewed SSCPs bylaws and drafted several small changes There will be a mailing regarding these suggested changes which will be put to a vote by the membership of SSCP SSCPnet The Executive Board was enthusiastic about the continued success of SSCPnet The net has served to provide a forum for a wide range of compelling topics and has provided a meaningful method of keeping our membership in touch and informed The Board acknowledged with gratitude Michael Bailey s efforts at keeping the SSCPnet functioning and credits SSCPnet with the continued growth of SSCP s membership CENTENARY The Centenary of Clinical Psychology will be achieved in 1996 This milestone will be observed next year in Philadelphia on October 18 20 Marty Seligman discussed this major event with the Board and outlined the plans of Division 12 SSCP will have two hours of time at APA s program Ian Gotlib will be requesting suggestions for how SSCP might best use this time on this historic occasion SSCP Internship Directory Remember that the process of applying for clinical psychology internship programs is just around the corner The SSCP Internship Directory just published in the fall of 1994 is a great resource for identifying programs that best meet a students training goals Information on each of the 155 internship programs in the Directory includes data on 1 where past interns have come from i e clinical counseling or school psychology programs and the accreditation status of graduate programs 2 a listing of training provided for 25 empirically validated treatments 3 a description of the research activities of internship faculty 4 the research productivity of past interns the number of conference presentations and publications authored by interns over the past four years 5 facilities and support provided to interns e g whether computers are available or if interns have secretarial support and 6 the job placements of interns over the past four years e g the number of interns taking positions that were primarily clinical service academic research faculty appointments or postdoctoral fellowships To order SSCP s Directory of Research Opportunities for Clinical Psychology Interns send 15 00 plus 3 50 shipping and handling 18 50 total to Graywind Publications Incorporated Stuyvesant Plaza Executive Park Drive Albany NY 12203 Phone 518 438 3231 NOTICE 1995 MEMBERSHIP DUES Please note that SSCP membership fees for 1995 were due last December There will be a notice mailed in the upcoming weeks reminding those of you have who have not yet paid your 1995 dues Please be sure to renew your membership in SSCP If 1995 dues are not paid this will be the last newsletter received and access to SSCPnet will be discontinued Beyond Generic Criteria Reflections on Life After Clinical Science Wins William R Miller and Robert J Meyers The University of New Mexico In an upbeat inaugural article President Susan Mineka 1994 pointed to several hopeful signs of breakthrough by the voices of clinical science Particularly encouraging to us was her indication that APA s Task Force on Psychological Intervention Guidelines of which she is a member is progressing toward a report emphasizing controlled trials as a primary source of evidence for therapeutic efficacy Although this may seem to scientific psychologists to be the

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  • Clinical Science: Summer 1995
    life Special Issue Behavioral medicine An update for the 1990s Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 60 552 568 SSCP Internship Directory Just a reminder that he SSCP Internship Directory published in the fall of 1994 is a great resource for identifying programs that best meet a students training goals Information on each of the 155 internship programs in the Directory includes data on 1 where past interns have come from i e clinical counseling or school psychology programs and the accreditation status of graduate programs 2 a listing of training provided for 25 empirically validated treatments 3 a description of the research activities of internship faculty 4 the research productivity of past interns the number of conference presentations and publications authored by interns over the past four years 5 facilities and support provided to interns e g whether computers are available or if interns have secretarial support and 6 the job placements of interns over the past four years e g the number of interns taking positions that were primarily clinical service academic research faculty appointments or postdoctoral fellowships To order SSCP s Directory of Research Opportunities for Clinical Psychology Interns send 15 00 plus 3 50 shipping and handling 18 50 total to Graywind Publications Incorporated Stuyvesant Plaza Executive Park Drive Albany NY 12203 Phone 518 438 3231 Notice from the Secretary Jack Blanchard As of the printing of this newsletter SSCP Secretary Treasurer Jack Blanchard has moved Questions regarding membership or dues and notices of change of address should be sent to him at the following address Jack J Blanchard Ph D Department of Psychology Logan Hall The University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131 1161 PHONE 505 277 0635 E MAIL BLANCHAR UNM EDU NOTICE 1995 MEMBERSHIP DUE Please note that SSCP membership fees for 1995 were due last December Late notices were mailed in the spring Please be sure to renew your membership in SSCP If 1995 dues are not paid this will be the last newsletter received and access to SSCPnet will be discontinued If you have lost your dues form and wish to renew your membership simply mail a check made out to SSCP in the appropriate amount 25 for members 5 for students with your mailing address to SSCP Secretary Treasurer Jack Blanchard If you are uncertain about whether you have paid your 1995 dues you can contact Jack via e mail the address is listed above Manuals List for Empirically Validated Treatments William C Sanderson As members of the Division 12 Task Force on Psychological Interventions Sheila Woody and I have put together a Manuals List for Empirically Validated Treatments To compile this resource listing of manuals we wrote to leading investigators in the respective areas of treatment research particularly those whose work formed the basis for judging a particular treatment to be efficacious These investigators provided citations for those published manuals Many of them offered to provide copies of unpublished manuals to other clinicians The list also contains information about training opportunities in empirically validated interventions The list is available through the Division 12 Central Office PO Box 22727 Oklahoma City OK 73123 If you would like a copy send a stamped self addressed envelope and 1 50 for handling Call for Nominations Nominations are being accepted for Division 12 s two 1996 Distinguished Contribution Awards the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology and the Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology Please send the nominee s name recent vita and a concise 1 2 page typewritten summary of his her achievements and contributions to the address listed below A call for nominations has also been placed for the 1996 David Shakow Early Career Award The recipient will be a psychologist who has received the doctoral degree in 1988 or later and who has made noteworthy contributions both to the science and to the practice of Clinical Psychology Letters of nomination should include the nominee s vita and a summary of his her contributions Send nominations for the Division 12 Awards and the Shakow award by November 15 1995 to Gerald P Koocher Ph D 1996 Awards Committee Chair c o Division 12 Central Office PO Box 22727 Oklahoma City OK 73123 1727 The awards will be presented at the 1996 APA Convention in Toronto Call for Proposals The APA Division of Clinical Psychology 12 requests proposals for continuing education workshops to be presented on August 8 9 1996 immediately prior to the APA Convention in Toronto Ontario Interested presenters should submit the following information 1 Workshop Topic 2 Workshop Title and 3 Brief description of the workshop Send to Michael A Goldberg Ph D Division of Clinical Psychology PDI Chairman c o Children s Hospital Department of Psychiatry 300 Longwood Avenue Boston MA 02115 Deadline October 1 1995 Letters to the Editor John N Marquis Ph D I applaud the keen observations of William R Miller and Robert Meyers Beyond Generic Compliance Clinical Science Spring 1995 on the Prego method of protocol compliance However I feel strongly that the last paragraph leaves some unfortunate impressions about eye movement desensitization and reprocessing I was a candidate for the first board of section III and go back to the early 70 s with Bill Miller when we both worked on moderate drinking training an amazing omission from Chambless task force s list of empirically validated treatment Task Force 1995 Francine Shapiro started trainings in EMDR after a controlled study which showed effect sizes and persistence of improvement far above those expected of placebo effects Shapiro 1989 Its major shortcoming was a lack of independent evaluation of variables as unequivocal as 0 10 suds rating or the presence or absence of PTSD symptoms Far from being a fad at this point EMDR has more controlled studies than any other treatment of PTSD including drugs It has long met the standards for probably efficacious treatments and at this point should qualify for the list of empirically validated treatments with publication

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  • Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology - Time Gets it Wrong on Time-Out
    imply social isolation In fact when properly implemented time out involves the presence of a caregiver but requires that other activities the child might find rewarding are unavailable for the duration of time out This practice is in keeping with the origin of the term which is time out from reinforcement or reward Siegel and Bryson argue that time out sends an implicit message to the child of I m only interested in being with you and being there for you when you ve got it all together In contrast we maintain that when properly administered the message is quite different and closer to I m here regardless of what you do and look forward to rewarding you for your successes Decades of controlled research has shown that programs based on behavior management techniques including time out are highly effective and have no adverse effects Second time out should never be a stand alone intervention Any properly developed program of behavior management includes copious opportunities for reward and discipline applied only when absolutely necessary Further the proper implementation of time out implies that there is time in wherein the child has opportunities for reward During time in the caregiver has a responsibility to ensure that the child can be rewarded for doing well and for progressing in learning new tasks The caregiver can create the opportunities for children to obtain these rewards In addition to the above two points Siegel and Bryson assert that time out makes children angrier and less capable of regulating their emotions This claim is contrary to the findings from numerous well controlled studies showing the opposite that time out is in fact a useful means of helping children better manage their emotional states However it is again only in the context of a comprehensive approach

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  • Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology - Israeli Supreme Court Endorses Dubious Recovered Memory Claims
    the Israeli Supreme Court upheld the conviction of a father Benny Samuel for raping his daughter who is now 38 when she was a child What made this conviction unique is that it was based entirely on a recovered memory of a dream experienced by the daughter more than a decade after the ostensible sexual abuse ended The daughter who had moved from Israel to New York City as a young adult reported that she had no prior memory of the sexual abuse until she had a nightmare that brought back horrific recollections of her father raping and sodomizing her Around the same time she says she began to read about the unconscious mind and its capacity to store repressed memories Following the dream she soon recalled further memories of rape dating back to age 3 and continuing until age 11 Following the accusations Samuel became estranged from his daughter and he and his wife divorced Although Samuel had initially been convicted in 2007 and sentenced to twelve years in prison he appealed to the district court which upheld the conviction Three expert witnesses on behalf of the prosecution argued that the daughter s symptoms of anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder combined with her realistic memories provided clear cut evidence for incest Samuel vehemently denied the charges and eventually took his case all the way to the Supreme Court which rejected his appeal two and half years later The Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology SSCP is deeply disturbed by the Israeli Supreme Court decision which runs counter to the best available psychological science There is no known psychological mechanism whereby memories of repeated traumatic events can be completely forgotten and then suddenly recalled following a dream Moreover there is well established research evidence that many or most purported

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  • Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology - Media Needs to Understand Differences Between Psychologists and Psychiatrists
    extensive training in the science and practice of psychological assessment including intellectual neuropsychological and personality testing Ideally clinical psychologists also use evidence based therapeutic and assessment methods in their clinical practice supervision and consultation These differences can be important to current and would be consumers of psychotherapy Because they are formally trained in research well trained doctoral level psychologists are in an ideal position to evaluate the scientific evidence base for psychological treatments and to distinguish well supported from poorly supported treatments The latest example of the confusion between psychologists and psychiatrists can be found in an August 25 th 2014 article in the Washington Post s Health and Science section entitled When psychiatrists are on Facebook their patients can get a case of TMI authored by staff writer Steven Petrow http www washingtonpost com national health science when psychiatrists are on facebook their patients can get a case of tmi 2014 08 25 ed31e522 110a 11e4 9285 4243a40ddc97 story html The article describes some of the potential hazards of psychotherapists casual use of Facebook and other social media including a diminution of their credibility and a blurring of therapeutic boundaries Ironically although the article focuses largely on psychologists and even includes advice from psychologist Stephen Behnke Director of the APA Ethics Office the article s title refers only to psychiatrists implying to readers that most or all psychotherapists are psychiatrists psychiatrists in contrast to doctoral level psychologists receive an M D In fact psychiatrists comprise only a small minority of psychotherapists and recent data suggest that decreasing percentages of psychiatrists are supplying psychotherapy as opposed to prescribing medication to most of their patients These data may be relevant to mental health consumers because research evidence demonstrates that for a number of psychological conditions including major depression the addition of

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  • Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology - Letter to NY Times Editor
    May 2014 11 10 AM SSCP Webmaster Administrator The article A revolutionary approach to treating PTSD presented an overview of an experimental approach to the treatment of PTSD We appreciate efforts to improve the treatment of this important problem as well as any other mental illness however as clinical psychological scientists we are concerned that this article misrepresents the research base on the treatment of PTSD and risks encouraging individuals to pursue a treatment of unknown utility when well tested alternatives exist Specifically in contrast to the treatment featured within the article there is a strong research base for Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD Although the author noted the lack of research evidence for the experimental treatment this issue was presented as an afterthought rather than as a primary criterion for selecting a treatment It is difficult for consumers of mental health care to know which treatments have the strongest research support It is thus imperative that media provide a clear unambiguous statement regarding evidence for and against treatments while also directing readers to other relevant resources e g www psychologicaltreatments org www effectivechildtherapy com http www div12 org PsychologicalTreatments index htm The public should be advised

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  • Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology - How to renew
    Award Previous winners Outstanding Student Researcher Award Previous winners Outstanding Student Teacher Award Previous winners Outstanding student clinician award Student Clinican Award Previous Winners Membership Membership application Why join SSCP How to renew Membership discounts Multi year discounts International discount Program Discount Newsletter Announcements Recent Announcements Newsletter Useful resources Internship directory and survey Professional Training and Employment Clinical Science Links SSCP APS Psychological Science Career Mentorship Match For members Members only content Board Notes SSCP Listserv Home Membership How to renew How to renew your SSCP membership Step 1 Log in to your profile Click this link to access the logon page http www sscpweb org Sys Profile If you don t know your password or have never logged on click on the forgot password link and enter the email address you used to join SSCP If this is your first time logging in you will be asked to accept our web host s terms of service Step 2 Renew your membership Click on the renew until button pictured on the right You may be asked to fill out some demographic information When that is complete press update and it will take you to the confirmation page Click through the

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  • Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology - Internship directory and survey
    survey Professional Training and Employment Clinical Science Links SSCP APS Psychological Science Career Mentorship Match For members Members only content Board Notes SSCP Listserv Home Useful resources Internship directory and survey Internship Directory and Survey Results The 8th edition of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology SSCP s Directory of Training Opportunities for Clinical Psychology Interns is here Results were compiled from clinical internship sites during the Fall of 2014 The Directory has been published by SSCP since 1974 as a resource for graduate students and clinical faculty members The Directory provides unique information not available elsewhere including research opportunities and training in empirically supported interventions Below we have posted a downloadable modifiable version of the Internship Directory that can be sorted to suit individual interests as well as a copy of the original questionnaire sent to internship training directors We have also included two articles that summarize the results of two surveys conducted by SSCP s ad hoc Committee on the Internship Match Crisis This edition of the Directory was generated and edited by Victoria Smith Rosanna Breaux Mitch Prinstein and Bethany Teachman Thanks to the many internship training directors who took the time to complete the

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