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Dr. Hanna Levenson: APA Psychotherapy Supervision DVDs Released

Dr. Terry Kupers, M.D.

Dr. Hanna Levenson: APA Psychotherapy Supervision DVDs Released

Hanna Levenson, PhD, WI core faculty, has just had two of the 12 APA Psychotherapy Supervision DVDs she produced and co-hosted released this month--Relational Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Supervision (Guest Expert: Joan E. Sarnat) and The Integrative Model of Supervision (Guest Expert: Brian W. McNeill). The APA Psychotherapy Supervision Video Series aims to provide a thorough review of various approaches to clinical supervision. Each video in this series features a demonstration of a supervisor conducting supervision with a student and an interview with the expert, alternately conducted by hosts Hanna Levenson and Arpana G. Inman. Companion books will also be forthcoming.

Dr. Levenson's videos and the companion books will be added to the Wright Institute library as they are made available.

Dr. Kupers on CNN

Dr. Terry Kupers, M.D.

Dr. Kupers on CNN

From the article on CNN.com: "Supreme Court won't hear solitary confinement case, but issue isn't going away"

"Terry Kupers, a professor at the Wright Institute, says that Raemisch isn't alone. "Many state department of corrections are looking at the immense damage long-term solitary causes in the prisoners, and the expense of maintaining supermax units, and they are turning away from solitary as a management strategy," he said. Kupers says that focus is turning to an effort to look for intensive and safe treatment and rehabilitation interventions to help disruptive prisoners learn the social skills they need to function in general population and then "succeed at going straight in the community.""

Town Hall Forums Consider Hoffman Report

Town Hall Forums Consider Hoffman Report

The Wright Institute Mentoring Program and the Wright chapter of Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR) recently hosted two town hall forums regarding the recent release of the Hoffman Report. Students, faculty, and members of the community came together to discuss the implications of the American Psychological Association's collusion with the Bush Administration in supporting enhanced interrogation techniques. Speakers at the events included Drs. Deborah Kory, Daniela Kantorová, Anita Barrows,and Steven Kanofsky.

Luisa Lancaster Participates in Fundraising Walk to Prevent Suicide

Luisa Lancaster Participates in Fundraising Walk to Prevent Suicide

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention organizes fundraising walks to raise both awareness and resources to fund research, educational programs, and support survivors of suicide loss.

This year nearly 200,000 people will be walking in 350 cities across the country, and MA student Luisa Lancaster will be one of these people. Luisa and her family will participate in San Jose's "Out of the Darkness" walk this Sunday, September 20. Visit the AFSP website to learn more about these fundraising walks and to get involved!

The Board of Psychology Meeting at the Wright Institute

The Board of Psychology Meeting at the Wright Institute

The Board of Psychology will be meeting on August 13-14, 2015 at The Wright Institute in rooms 109/110. This is an open meeting, and the Board welcomes you to attend. This is a great opportunity to see how the Board works and how important licensing decisions are made. This is also an opportunity for you to participate in the process if you have any input to provide on any of the agenda items. Please find the agenda below.

Board Meeting Agenda

BOARD MEETING
NOTICE & AGENDA

Thursday-Friday, August 13-14, 2015

The Wright Institute
2728 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 841-9230

Dr. Deborah Kory in the Huffington Post

Dr. Deborah Kory in the Huffington Post

PsyD graduate Deborah Kory has written the article: Our Psychological Crisis: Making Sense of the American Psychological Association's Collusion with Torture

Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deborah-kory/our-psychological-crisis-_b_7...

MA Faculty to Offer Training at Alternative Family Services

Dr. Bernadette Torrez

MA Faculty to Offer Training at Alternative Family Services

Full-time MA Faculty member Dr. Bernadette Torrez will give a training at Alternative Family Services' Gathering Place in Oakland on July 16 and 17.

Dr. Torrez will lead a discussion on "Common Drugs of Abuse and Relapse Prevention."

Jennifer Fowler in the California Psychologist

Jennifer Fowler in the California Psychologist

Jennifer Fowler, MA, who is completing her second year in the Doctor of Psychology program at the Wright Institute, wrote an article, "When Pain Trumps Productivity: Managing Chronic Pain in the Workplace" for The California Psychologist. Jennifer was the CPAGS Student Representative for Division III (Industrial and Organizational Psychology) and the article was the Division's contribution to the Summer edition of the journal.

The article focuses on the issues that arise when chronic pain is introduced in the workplace and how psychologists can assist their patients with the management of chronic pain within a work setting. The article can be found in The California Psychologist. To become a member of CPA click here: http://www.cpapsych.org/default.asp?

The article can be read here: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/cpapsych.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/CP/Summer_...

Yael Goldstein Love's Boston Globe Article

Yael Goldstein Love's Boston Globe Article

Wright Institute MA graduate Yael Goldstein Love's article "A nation's wounded psyche festers in Charleston" can be read here:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2015/06/22/nation-wounded-psyche-fes...

Six Wright Institute Students Elected to California Psychological Association of Graduate Students (CPAGS) Executive Council

Six Wright Institute Students Elected to California Psychological Association of Graduate Students (CPAGS) Executive Council

Wright Institute students are extremely well represented on the recently elected CPAGS Executive Council, leading the way in advocacy and broader community involvement. CPAGS is the graduate student division of the California Psychological Association, supporting students in their development as leaders in, and advocates for the field of psychology.

The six new Wright Institute 2015/2016 CPAGS Executive Council members are:

  • SECRETARY: Emily Artusio
  • TREASURER: Holly Hoffman
  • CONVENTION CHAIR: Valesia Ho
  • DIVISION 1 REPRESENTATIVE: Gigi Pagani
  • DIVISION 5 REPRESENTATIVE: Lyndsay Dell
  • DIVISION 6 REPRESENTATIVE: Emory Strickland

Eric A. Samuels, 4th-year Wright Institute PsyD student, currently serves as the 2015 chair of CPAGS. The Wright Institute community takes pride in congratulating all of this year's elected CPAGS officers.

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