Two APA Council Actions Need Members’ Attention

November 8, 2017

Two governance items from the August meeting of the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association (APA) deserve... Read more...

Practical Benefits Debatable for Geropsychology Specialty

September 24, 2017

At its August 2017 meeting the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association (APA) approved a seven-year renewal... Read more...

Psychologists Told Ominous Letters are ‘Just Educational’

August 3, 2017

Psychologists in many parts of the country who routinely bill for an hour psychotherapy session have been receiving letters from insurance... Read more...

Psychologists Can Submit Quality Measures in 2017

January 23, 2017

Because psychologists are exempt for the next two years from the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for Medicare providers... Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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