Dr. Laura – APA feud ends nonviolently

How can a 150,000-member organization overcome the force and influence of one powerful personality when the name is “Dr. Laura” Schlessinger? After trying to unsuccessfully allay a public relations nightmare lasting three months which threatened to shake the American Psychological Assn. at its core, the episode came to a tranquil–perhaps even a potentially productive–end. First, […]

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  • Legal Competence, a consulting niche for geropsychologists

    Psychologists who work with older adults have increasing opportunities to expand their work beyond the outpatient office and long-term care setting to the challenge of the courtroom. Roles for psychologists are emerging such as evaluator and expert witness in guardianship cases and other civil matters affecting older adults. Without the fee restrictions of Medicare, the […]

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  • Lost at Sea, or Charting a New Course? A forthright portrayal of psychology’s future in health care

    I am weary and sick. It is never too late to learn to navigate. It is my impression that professional psychologists, weary and sick, have been slow to adapt to the sea change that has occurred in the organization, delivery and financing of behavioral health care in this country. Because of this inertia, many practitioners […]

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