April 2014 Newsletter

April 2014 – Vol. 24, No. 1


President’s Column
by Lee Gillis, PhD
The theme of my presidential year is connecting to the group experience. Connecting as I view it will occur on multiple levels.

President-Elect Column
by Dennis M. Kivlighan, Jr., PhD
I just returned from the mid-winter meeting where we were conducting the business of our society. It was a productive, fun and thought provoking meeting.

From Your Editors
Tom Treadwell, EdD, TEP, CGP., and Leann Terry Diederich, PhD
Starting with this issue, we have upgraded our newsletter to an electronic edition with an easier navigational format allowing members to traverse the pages quickly.


President-Elect Candidate Statements
Robert L. Gleave, PhD, ABGP, CGP, and Craig Parks, PhD
Statements from the two candidates for President-Elect.

Treasurer Candidate Statements
Amy Nitza, PhD, and Norah Slone, PhD
Statements from the two candidates for Treasurer.

Member-at-Large Candidate Statements
Jill Paquin, PhD, and Tracy Thomas, PsyD
Statements from the two candidates for Member-at-Large.

Student Representative Candidate Statements
Rosamond J. Smith, MS, and Britney Tibbits, MA
Statements from the two candidates for Student Representative.


Research Column: Why Measurement Matters: A Systematic Inquiry of Group Therapy Outcome Studies
Sean Woodland, Marie Ricks, Griffith Jones, and Kyle Lindsay
Conclusions regarding treatment efficacy are best justified when ascertained with a high level of measurement precision, rigorous methods, and inferences accurately reflecting the research question.

Group Psychotherapy Column: What Do You Say After You Say “Hello”?
John Breeskin, PhD
This set of guidelines closely follows a chapter from my book titled Sparky Says Hello and should be read in connection with this article.

Diversity Column: Committee Activities at the 2013 Annual APA Convention
Jeanne Bulgin Steffen, PhD
Selection of a new committee chair for 2014-2016, awarding of the 2013 Diversity award, and summary of the diversity committee symposium at APA.

Prevention Corner
Elaine Clanton Harpine, PhD
The subject of training in group prevention is a frequently discussed topic at conferences and conventions these days.

Brief Articles

Concurrent Group Therapy With Parents: An Exploratory Study – Part I
Elisabeth Counselman Carpenter, LCSW
This article provides an introduction to and literature review of concurrent group therapy.

Group Work With College Students: Integrating Models of Psychosocial Development
Jerrit R. Tucker, MS
Although developmental models lie at the foundation of counseling psychology as a discipline, there are few examinations of developmental models as they relate to group psychotherapy.

Committee Reports

Finance Committee Report
Rebecca MacNair-Semands, PhD, CGP
Division 49 ended 2013 with over $51,000 in income, including royalties from the journal at $47,812 (above the projected amount of $36,600).

Early Career Group: Diversity in Group Therapy
Jennifer Alonso, PhD
On January 14, 2014, the ECP group of the Membership Committee hosted a conference call on “Diversity in Group Therapy.”

Book Review

After School Prevention Program for At Risk Students
Kelly Devinney, MA
Kelly Devinney reviews Elaine Clanton Harpine’s latest book, After School Prevention Program for At Risk Students.


Attorney General Holder to Keynote APA-ABA National Conference on Confronting Family and Community Violence
Psychology and law collaborate to help prevent violence in homes, communities and society with a continuing education conference May 1-3 in Washington, DC.


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