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Psychologists Need Balance, Too? The Importance of Work-Life Balance for Psychologists

Psychologists Need Balance, Too?  The Importance of Work-Life Balance  for Psychologists

Oftentimes as psychologists, we guide and support our clients in understanding the importance of balance; however, do we apply this same notion in our own lives? The old saying goes, “practice what you preach,” right? Of course, this is difficult when we are juggling the many tasks and roles required for our jobs. In the age of COVID-19, some of us may be providing in-person services whereas others are practicing via telehealth from our homes...

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Procrastination: 6 Helpful Tips to Getting the Task Done

Procrastination: 6 Helpful Tips to Getting the Task Done

Procrastination is a pesky habit that delays you from starting an unpleasant task you've been avoiding. Task aversion is human nature – we tend to put off and ignore those responsibilities that invoke some level of anxiety and stress. Ultimately, however, we know that it needs to get finished.

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The Importance of Self-Care When Starting Your Career: Thoughts When Reflecting During the Pandemic

The Importance of Self-Care When Starting Your Career: Thoughts When Reflecting During the Pandemic

We are, as a profession, as a nation, and as people on earth, going through a tremendous change in our daily lives. As the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many psychologists to stay at home, to use remote learning tactics, and to use telehealth to do their jobs, I thought about how I would have reacted to this pandemic if I were entering post-doc this year, or if I had just started my career as a psychologist.

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Reflecting on My Service on The Trust’s Inaugural SECP Committee

Reflecting on My Service on The Trust’s Inaugural SECP Committee

I am honored to be one of the inaugural members, and now Chair of The Trust Student and Early Career Psychologist (SECP) Committee.

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The Trust Student and Early Career Psychologist Column: Pearls of Wisdom Gleaned From Graduate School

The Trust Student and Early Career Psychologist Column: Pearls of Wisdom Gleaned From Graduate School

As a first-generation student, I had little guidance to prepare me for a doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. To bridge that gap, I devoured the “Insider’s Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology” to distinguish between pursuing a Ph.D. and a Psy.D., to compare and contrast APA-accredited programs, and to identify areas of interest for clinical and research experience. This resource gave me a great start; however, I wanted to share what else I wish I had known in advance.

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