Highlights from the July/August, 1998 issue:

# In addition to numerous barriers that hinder prescription privileges for psychologists, the most serious threat continues to come not from psychiatry, but from psychology’s own ranks, led by the American Assn. of Applied and Preventive Psychology (AAAPP). Related prescription privileges stories: The road to prescription privileges is already clear for psychologists, but few choose […]

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  • Average income of psychologists has dropped noticeably, survey shows

    Columbus, OH — The average income of psychologists has plunged notably during the past 30 months, dropping to an average of $73,850 a year from $86,200 in late 1995, according to a survey conducted by The National Psychologist, an independent newspaper that circulates to 31,000 psychologists nationwide. The findings are based on a mail survey […]

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  • Psychology Told to Put ‘House in Order’ Before Seeking Prescription Rights

    Until psychology gets its house in order, there is little reason to discuss prescribing privileges, reacted a Hawaii legislator recently after psychologists squared off rambunctiously in the State House in Honolulu. The defeat of prescription privileges in Hawaii occurred only weeks before a seven-member subcommittee in California killed prescription privileges by a 1-4 vote in […]

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  • Case Rates: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

    Despite dramatic decreases in the cost of mental health treatment during the last several years, many managed care companies are using a new payment method that most psychologists believe will cut into their income even more. The switch from fee-for-service reimbursement to ” case rates” has been growing steadily in some locations, such as California […]

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  • It’s a New Day At the New-Look VA

    The Veterans Administration, once the largest employer of psychologists, had begun undergoing a massive transformation as The National Psychologist reported in an article in our July/Aug. 1996 issue. How is the VA faring now that the changes have been completed? Where and how do psychologists fit into the total picture? We revisited our original source, […]

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