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New Blog Post: How About a Diagnostic Alternative for Use in Talk Therapy?

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New blog post: Raskin, J. D. (2014, August 18). How about a diagnostic alternative for use in talk therapy? [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://dxsummit.org/archives/2190 Excerpt: In order to devise a diagnostic alternative with widespread appeal, we must: a) generate a system that is not bound to any particular theoretical orientation other than one that sees all forms… Continue reading

Review of “Philosophy’s Role in Counseling and Psychotherapy” in PsycCRITIQUES

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I recently published a book review of Peter B. Raabe’s Philosophy’s Role in Counseling and Psychotherapy in PsycCRITIQUES. Here is the full reference: Raskin, J. D. (in press). Philosophically tilting at psychotherapy’s windmills [Review of the book Philosophy’s role in counseling and psychotherapy, by P. B. Raabe]. PsycCRITIQUES, 59(30). doi:10.1037/a0036955

Book Chapter on Social Justice in Counseling and Psychotherapy

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New chapter in forthcoming volume, The Praeger Handbook of Social Justice and Psychology.  From the introduction: At a surface level, this call for psychotherapists to take up the mantle of social justice sounds wonderful. However, while everyone may be for social justice in the abstract, making it central to applied psychology and professional counseling raises… Continue reading

Reverse Golden Section Article Published

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New article published: Raskin, J. D., & Brett, B. L. (2014). Does the reverse golden section hold? Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 27(2), 137-146. doi: 10.1080/10720537.2014.879522 Abstract: Recent research has found support for a reverse golden section hypothesis, whereby people rate stigmatized identities negatively 61.8% of the time and positively 38.2% of the time. Two golden section studies were… Continue reading

Personal Construct Psychology, Radical Constructivism, and Social Constructionism: A Dialogue

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New article published: Efran, J. S., McNamee, S., Warren, B., & Raskin, J. D. (2014). Personal construct psychology, radical constructivism, and social constructionism: A dialogue. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 27(1), 1-13. doi: 10.1080/10720537.2014.850367 Abstract: This article presents a dialogue about personal construct psychology, radical constructivism, and social constructionism. The dialogue is based on a symposium conducted in July 2011 at… Continue reading

Thinking, Feeling, and “Being Human”

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New article published: Raskin, J. D. (2013). Thinking, feeling, and Being Human. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 26(3), 181-186. doi: 10.1080/10720537.2013.787323 Abstract: In his recent book, Being Human: Human Being, Rue Cromwell introduced valence tags into the lexicon of personal construct psychology. Doing so has interesting implications for the distinction between cognition and emotion. The personal construct psychology position, which challenges the division of… Continue reading

Problems of Professional Competence Among Counselor Trainees

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New article just published: Rust, J. P., Raskin, J. D., & Hill, M. S. (2013). Problems of professional competence among counselor trainees: Programmatic issues and guidelines. Counselor Education and Supervision, 52(1), 30-42. doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6978.2013.00026.x Abstract: Counselor education programs have a responsibility to ensure that individuals are competently trained, demonstrate understanding of ethical guidelines, and are free of observable… Continue reading

Ethics Chapter Published

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New book chapter on ethics! Read it for free online. Printable electronic copies and hard copies can be purchased from the publisher. Raskin, J. D., & Debany, A. E. (2012). The inescapability of ethics and the impossibility of “anything goes”: A constructivist model of ethical meaning-making. In S. Cipolletta & E. Gius (Eds.), Ethics in… Continue reading

Evolutionary Constructivism and Humanistic Psychology Article Published

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My article, “Evolutionary Constructivism and Humanistic Psychology,” was published in print form this week. Full reference and abstract below. Raskin, J. D. (2012). Evolutionary constructivism and humanistic psychology. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 32(2), 119-133. doi:  10.1037/a0025158 Abstract: An evolutionary constructivist approach combining Donald Campbell’s selection theory (also known as evolutionary epistemology) with constructivist… Continue reading

Print Version of Essences Article Published

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My article, “On Essences in Constructivist Psychology,” was published in print form this week. Full reference and abstract below. Raskin, J. D. (2011). On essences in constructivist psychology. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 31(4), 223-239. doi: 10.1037/a0025006 Abstract: The notion of essence in psychology is examined from a constructivist viewpoint. The constructivist position is summarized and differentiated from… Continue reading