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January 3rd, 2024

Here’s to what 2024 holds

By John Grohol, Psy.D.

With another passing year, I look forward to what 2024 brings—especially because 2023 has been something else.

We’ve seen the economy struggle and incomes shrink....

January 2nd, 2024

On growing old gracefully – or not

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

As I sit at my desk in a too quiet house, I am thinking about my wife who is spending the day with a friend on a senior citizens’ bus trip to view the New England countryside...

December 4th, 2023

What can therapists learn from older adult clients?

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

Most mornings, I drink from a coffee cup featuring an owl, given to me by a client nearly 15 years ago. She was in her 80s and in failing health. Her death occurred after I...

December 4th, 2023

Celebrating the holiday season…and yet

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

The holiday season is upon us. We are in the thick of it with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Diwali behind us and Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza looming ahead. Feasts of saints,...

November 10th, 2023

Should I accept this referral?

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

Not long ago, I received a call from a woman requesting an intake appointment. I don’t use a scheduler and prefer to pre-screen clients myself. She was unclear about her...

November 10th, 2023

Whose story is it anyway?

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

Psychologists are story people, especially when we are trying to help people make more satisfying stories of their lives. Because I am a story person, I am still mulling over...

September 30th, 2023

Writing a spiritual autobiography

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

There will be eight of us, nine if you count me, the workshop leader, lighting up those little Zoom squares like stars blinking onto a twilight sky, one here, a cluster there,...

September 30th, 2023

The pros and cons of accepting health insurance

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

Solo practitioners face challenges

Have you considered joining or leaving an insurance panel? More than one out of four psychologists are self-employed and nearly half...

September 18th, 2023

Changing times require adaptation

By John Grohol, Psy.D.

Changing times require flexibility and resilience in clinical practice. The old ways of doing things are not always going to be keeping with the times and the needs of...

September 4th, 2023

How to elect a president

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

Four years go by fast, especially at my age. The last four have given us the COVID pandemic, the war in Ukraine, the emergence of artificial intelligence, record breaking heat...

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