Psychology Trainees May Not Be Allowed to Practice What They Preach

Psychology Trainees May Not Be Allowed to Practice What They Preach

There’s an urgent need for understanding of burnout among psychology students.

This post was written by Rita M. Rivera, M.S., CTP and David Benitez, M.S. representatives of the Higher Education working group of the COVID-19 Psychological Task Force (established by 14 divisions of the American Psychological Association).

Ironically, minimal information is available on the mental health of psychology students, trainees, clinicians, and researchers. What’s more, very few studies have explored the prevalence of mental illness among psychology graduate students, and almost none exist that focus on other contributing factors, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, social justice movements, financial barriers, and disability status.

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