Assessing juveniles’ competence to stand trial

March 14, 2014

In criminal proceedings, forensic psychologists must at times address the competency of juvenile defendants to stand trial. As with... Read more...

Test security must be maintained

March 14, 2014

”So, here’s a scenario for you. A lawyer refers a male patient to a psychologist for evaluation. The psychologist says to the... Read more...

Bariatric surgery patients need sex counseling

March 14, 2014

Obesity is associated with life-threatening co-morbid conditions including type-2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and certain... Read more...

Ethics for psychologists: Legal, clinical and ethical implications of legalized marijuana

March 14, 2014

Recently the APA Ethics Office was approached with a question: What implications does the legalization of marijuana in two jurisdictions... Read more...

Ethical issues in assessing treating elite athletes

January 21, 2014

There has been a significant increase in interest among psychologists in providing clinical and sport psychology services to college,... Read more...

A mental health primer on paraphilias in DSM-5

January 21, 2014

Every 10 years or so, the American Psychiatric Association comes forth with a new or revised dictum on the right way to look at and... Read more...

APA task force report: Gun violence can be reduced

January 15, 2014

A task force of the American Psychological Association studying gun violence determined that while there is no specific profile to... Read more...

Legal pitfalls in treating borderline personality disorder

January 15, 2014

One reason why many therapists are reluctant to treat people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) is fear of lawsuits. That fear... Read more...

Hypnosis, therapy… and magic

January 15, 2014

Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness, awareness or perception. Hypnosis is a state in which the person’s conscious and subconscious... Read more...

Psychodynamic dangers in treating BPD

January 15, 2014

Psychiatrist Thomas Gutheil describes several psychodynamic characteristics of people with BPD that can lead to lawsuits: Rage Borderline... Read more...

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