Columnists, Practical Practice

March 5th, 2023

The burden of positive thinking

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

February was “Red Dress Month,” a campaign from the American Heart Association to promote awareness of heart disease in women. Much like the “pink ribbon” campaign for...

February 5th, 2023

Winter a time to look inward, embrace quiet

By Maria Mouratidis, Psy.D.

The holidays are over. The days remain short. The skies are grey. The temperatures are bitter in many parts of the country. Many people experience dysphoria, wishing away the...

January 8th, 2023

The potential dangers of `career creep’

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

My younger colleague regards me with confusion. She is responding to my observation that she seems...

January 8th, 2023

The Nature of Change

By Maria Mouratidis, Psy.D.

We are not that different from a tree. As an analogy, trees breathe, have branches that resemble the branches of our lungs, and have tree rings much like a “fingerprint.”...

December 27th, 2022

License mobility allows greater public access

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

Several NE states participate in PsyPact

As a psychologist in New England, I recently learned that I have the option of applying for an EPassport and...

November 2nd, 2022

Practical Practice: ‘Courageous’ conversations with clients about a medication evaluation may be necessary

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

Psychotherapy for depression is the treatment of choice over medication for people willing to seek mental health help. The American Psychological Association’s Clinical...

October 5th, 2022

Practical Practice: The dynamics of returning to in-person sessions

By Maria Mouratidis, Psy.D.

The pandemic suddenly changed the provision of psychotherapy—with no opportunity to process the shift...

October 4th, 2022

Practical Practice: Toward better models for mental health treatment

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

I recently came across a job posting with an ambitious mission statement that included the goal of creating a “rockstar psychologist thinktank.” The company seeks...

June 27th, 2022

Psychologists provide advice on how to talk to kids about war

By Catherine Robertson Souter

In a media-saturated world, it can be difficult to shield children from the most traumatic information....

June 3rd, 2022

How can psychologists find their niche?

By Catherine Robertson Souter

The American Psychological Association has 53 divisions representing various subfields of psychology yet...