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Ephi Betan

Professor

Office

770-407-1017
ebetan@argosy.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Kansas, 1996
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, University of Kansas, 1996
  • B.A. Psychology, Lee College, 1991

Biography

After receiving her Ph.D. From the University of Kansas, Dr. Betan completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Menninger Hospital in Topeka, Kansas. Prior to joining the Argosy faculty in 2001, Dr. Betan was a staff psychologist at the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center and Coordinator of Adult Internship Training in the Kansas Psychology Training Consortium. She has several peer-reviewed publications and has presented on professional ethics, multicultural practice, and psychotherapy training. Dr. Betan specializes in psychodynamic psychotherapy with adults and has supervised trainees since 1998. She teaches professional ethics and psychotherapy courses.

Expertise

  • Professional Ethics
  • Psychotherapy Training

Selected Publications

  • Betan, E., & Binder, J.L. (2010). Clinical expertise in psychotherapy: How expert therapists use theory in generating conceptualizations and interventions. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 40, 141-152.
  • Betan, E., & Westen, D. (2008). Countertransference and personality pathology: Development and clinical application of the Countertransference Questionnaire. In Levy R., & Ablon, J.S. (Eds.) Handbook of Evidence-Based Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. New Jersey: Humana Press, Inc.
  • Betan, E., Kegley Heim, A., Zittel Conklin, C, and Westen, D. (2005). Countertransference phenomena and personality pathology in clinical practice: An empirical investigation. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 162, 890-898.
  • Betan, E.J. (2003). Book review of Bringing the Plague: Toward Postmodern Psychoanalysis, edited by S. Fairfield, L. Layton, & C. Stack. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 51, 1054-1060.
  • Betan, E.J. (2003). Training at the frontiers of postmodern psychoanalysis: Tradition, revolutions, and bridges. Journal of the International Psychoanalytic Studies Organization, 1, 30-41.
  • Betan, E.J. (1997). Toward a hermeneutic model of ethical decision making in clinical practice. Ethics & Behavior, 7(4), 347-365.
  • Betan, E.J., & Stanton, A.L. (1999). Fostering ethical willingness: Integrating emotional and contextual awareness with rational analysis. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 30, 295-301.
  • Betan, E.J., & Stanton, A.L. (1999). Fostering ethical willingness: Integrating emotional and contextual awareness with rational analysis. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 30, 295-301.
  • Roberts, M.C., Kamps, J., & Betan, E.J. (2003). Investigating professional issues in clinical psychology (pp. 396-419). In M.C. Roberts & S.S. Ilardi (Eds). Handbook of Research Methodsin Clinical Psychology. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Westen, D., Betan, E., & DeFife, J.A (2011). Identity disturbance in adolescence: Associations with borderline personality disorder. Development and Psychopathology, 23(1), 305-313.

Presentations

  • Betan, E.J., Thomas, E., & Zaorski, D. (2008, November). Practical ethics in multicultural practice: Identifying, examining and responding to the practitioner’s subjective perspectives: 3 hour Continuing Education Workshop. Georgia Psychological Association, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Betan, E.J. and Westen, L. (2008, May). Relational approaches to psychotherapy: 3 hour Continuing Education Workshop. Georgia Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Jekyll Island, Georgia.
  • Betan, E. (2007, May). Practice Research Networks: Bridging the gap: 3 hour Continuing Education Workshop. Georgia Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia. Invited panel presentation by the Annual Meeting Program Committee.
  • Betan, E.J. (2004, March). On detecting and diffusing rivalries: Cultivating safer ground in training. Paper presentation at the IPSO Conference of the International Psychoanalytic Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Betan, E.J. (2004, March). Training at the frontiers of postmodern shift: Tradition, revolutions, and bridges. Paper presentation at the IPSO Conference of the International Psychoanalytic Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.