Medical establishment opposed prescription rights ‘every step of way,’ optometrist recalls

It took optometry 25 years to win prescription privileges in 50 states, even after optometrists had overwhelmingly agreed it was a good idea, says a Madison, Wis. optometrist who was involved in the state-by-state effort. Victor Connors, O.D., said the first states to extend prescribing privileges to optometrists for therapeutic interventions were West Virginia and […]

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  • Foreign policy, Yugoslavia, and bombing: Where is psychology?

    Where is psychology when crucial foreign policy decisions are made? Are the boundaries of psychology limited to the clinic, the university, the school, the hospital, and the business? Is the knowledge gained by thousands of educated and experienced clinicians and researchers of human behavior so esoteric and impractical that it is of little use to […]

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  • Police psychologist did his job in Littleton, Colo school rescue

    John Nicoletti, Ph.D., a psychologist at the Denver and several surrounding police departments, was among the early arrivals April 21 as the chaotic scene unfolded in Littleton, Colo where Columbine High School was shattered by the volley of automatic gunfire and bombs after being invaded by two students who called themselves the “Trenchcoat Mafia.” Twelve […]

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  • Federal court failed when it tried to criminalize therapy, psychologist contends after mistrial

    The first psychologist to be charged criminally in a recovered memory case says she hasn’t decided whether she will resume her practice in Houston, even though the federal government has dropped charges against her. The five-month long trial of Judith A. Peterson, Ph.D. in federal court in Houston ended in March with a mistrial when […]

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