Archive for May, 2015
Health Psychology Associates is seeking an experienced and licensed psychologist
to work in our Long Beach office on a part-time basis. Position will begin at
one-half day per week working up to two days per week. Hours may vary. Position
is independent contractor. Population is late teens to older adults. Our team
environment consists of two psychologists, three neuropsychologists and one
Please fax resume to 562-590-5596 or email: healthpsychologyassociates@verixzon. net.
No phone calls please.
Health Psychology Associates
1045 Atlantic Ave. #806
Long Beach, CA 90813
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Sarah Schulman | Familial Homophobia & HIV at the 2015 Coping With Hope conference.
Weaponizing Health Workers: How Medical Professionals Were a Top Instrument in U.S. Torture Program | Democracy Now
As new details emerge on how the American Psychological Association aided government-sanctioned torture under President George W. Bush, watch this important interview from our archives.
Neurotypical Psychotherapists and Neurodivergent Clients
Why, yes. Yes I do. And I’ve been meaning for some time to type up some of those words of advice and make them publicly available.
The push that I needed finally came from Sarah Coenen and Helen Cha-Choe, two grad students pursuing their M.A. degrees in Counseling Psychotherapy at California Institute of Integral Studies (my own alma mater, where I currently teach in the undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies program from time to time). Ms. Coenen and Ms. Cha-Choe are collaborating on an excellent research project, for a Research Methods course taught by my dear friend and colleague Eri Çela.
In this project, Ms. Coenen and Ms. Cha-Choe are exploring the attitudes and perspectives of clinicians who work with autistic clients, and the impact those attitudes and perspectives have on the clients and on the quality of the clinicians’ work. I was delighted to learn that Ms. Coenen and Ms. Cha-Choe are grounding this project in the neurodiversity paradigm – that is, they’re approaching this as a diversity issue, recognizing that treating autistic clients as deficient or “lesser” is a manifestation of prejudice and lack of cultural competency, and recognizing that the pathology paradigm creates condescending and dismissive attitudes which manifest as microaggressions toward autistic clients.