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Christina Wohleber, PsyD

Christina Wohleber, Psy.D. received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Immaculata University in Immaculata, PA. She is currently a clinical supervisor of several behavioral health programs within the same community mental health agency where she completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral internships. Dr. Wohleber enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced severe trauma histories and/or attachment issues, as well as conducting evaluations for children and adolescents to determine appropriate levels of care. In addition, she loves to supervise masters and doctoral level interns to assist them in navigating the complex world of community mental health within the Philadelphia area. She is a proud member of both the American Psychological Association and Pennsylvania Psychological Association. When she is not working within the field of psychology she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and completing arts and crafts as a means to practice self-care.

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Your Plan for Therapist / Client "Real World" Interactions

Imagine that on that you are at the grocery store on a Saturday morning for a quick stop to get some milk, and you spot one of your clients just a few places in front of you in the checkout line.

What do you do?

Should you wave to them? Walk up and ask if they were able to work things out with their significant other? Remind them of their appointment this Monday (since they missed their last one)? Ignore them and frantically try not to make eye contact?

If this situation is new to you, you may experience some panic.

After all, whether it is the first or the tenth time it has happened to you, running into a client outside of therapy sessions usually catches you off-guard. When you find yourself in an unexpected situation, there is a greater chance of making a mistake or doing something you typically wouldn’t do. This can potentially injure the therapeutic rapport between you and your client, thus impeding progress and, at worst, leading to early termination.

Some clinicians may not...

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Making the Best of Unplanned Client Termination

Client termination, whether it is planned or unplanned, is difficult.

It can lead the clinician to having a multitude of emotions. After all, it is the ending of a relationship, which can be a challenging thing for any of us to go through.

To make it harder, most individuals are not taught appropriate techniques to end a relationship. How many of us plan on how we are going to conclude a relationship? We are social beings at heart and are not often focused on planning for the conclusion of a connection nor are we trained in healthy ways to process the ending of a relationship.

Despite these challenges, it is important for clinicians to always be focused on the possibility of termination in order to gain comfort and understanding of how it impacts both the client and clinician.

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Planned Client Termination: It's Hard to Say Goodbye

Planned client termination may be one of the hardest aspects of clinical work.

Although planned termination is often a great opportunity for both the client and therapist to gain additional insights, it can lead to a variety of thoughts and emotions that can be unpleasant for all involved.

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6 Ways to Prep for the EPPP that Don’t Involve Studying

One of the final hurdles in obtaining your psychology license is prepping for and passing the EPPP.

This process is often extremely anxiety provoking – the last thing you want to do after completing the exhaustive undertaking of earning your doctorate degree is study for an all-inclusive exam of what you should have learned over the past several years of education, right?

The anxiety factor alone is enough for many people to put off preparing for the exam.

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The APPIC Match: How to Stand Out in a Sea of Quality Applicants

** This article is part of Time2Track's 2015 APPIC Series.

Remember the old saying “there are many fish in the sea”? Well, that saying also applies to the number of applicants to potential internship sites, and it can sometimes make an applicant feel overwhelmed and anxious.

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