Changes to Billing Codes Implemented on Oct. 1

October 18, 2016

To make the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 somewhat easier no deletions, additions or wording changes were allowed to the ICD-10 formalized... Read more...

U.S. House Approves Mental Health Measure

October 17, 2016

The U.S. House passed H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act 422-2 in July and forwarded it for Senate consideration. Lead... Read more...

Vermont Bans Conversion Therapy

October 17, 2016

Vermont has become the fifth state to ban the use of conversion therapy on patients younger than 18. The overwhelming voice vote against... Read more...

Why So Much Violence? Take Your Pick

October 17, 2016

Denver – When it came to deciding the cause for the high level of violence in the United States, delegates to the American Psychological... Read more...

Ethics for Psychologists: Giving Professional Commentary on Public Figures

July 26, 2016

Suppose a news reporter asks you to comment on a recent drunken shoplifting spree involving a high-profile celebrity. Let’s call... Read more...

Depression screenings urged during, after pregnancy: Monitoring maternal mental health

March 9, 2016

The United States Preventive Services Task Force says women should be screened for depression during pregnancy and after giving birth,... Read more...

APA Adopts Guidelines for Transgender Therapy

November 11, 2015

Psychologists who work with transgender or gender nonconforming people should provide acceptance, support and understanding without... Read more...

ACLU Sues Psychologists Who Designed Torture Tactics

November 11, 2015

The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit Oct. 13 against two psychologists who developed the “enhanced interrogation” techniques... Read more...

Hoffman Report Says Ethics Standards Intentionally Loosened

October 13, 2015

The much anticipated Hoffman Report released July 10 found that for more than 10 years the American Psychological Association (APA)... Read more...

APA Resets ‘Moral Compass’ at Toronto Meeting

October 13, 2015

Toronto – The American Psycho-logical Association is counting on its “reset moral compass”  adopted at its annual convention... Read more...

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