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Perfecting Imperfection

“When we learn self-compassion, we are able to have genuine compassion for the frailties and unwise actions of others,” says Dr. Matthew Goodman, an associate professor of internal medicine in the University of Virginia‘s School of Medicine. Dr. Goodman is a senior teacher in the UVA Mindfulness Center of the Division of General, Geriatric, Palliative & […]

It Is OK Not to Feel OK

“We make the situation worse when we punish ourselves for feeling sad or anxious or angry,” says Bethany Teachman of how we have managed our emotions during the past year. Teachman is a professor, the director of clinical training, and the director of the Program for Anxiety, Cognition, and Treatment (PACT) in the Department of […]

Students Are Making Their Mental Health a Priority–and That’s a Good Thing

“Over the past several years, college students seem to be emerging from the shadows of past generations’ stigma regarding mental illness,” reports Nicole Ruzek of UVA’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Ruzek is the director of CAPS in the Department of Student Health and Wellness at the University of Virginia. She recently hosted “Meditation on […]

What is Clinical Science?

Written by: Scott Lilienfeld, Ph.D., Emory University, and Bethany A. Teachman, Ph.D., Professor, University of Virginia Department of Psychology Clinical science is grounded in the belief that a scientific approach should guide the many roles of a clinical psychologist, including providing psychotherapy, conducting assessments, and conducting research, teaching, mentoring, consulting, or program evaluation. One need […]