Masters In Psychology, A ‘Doormat’ No More, Intent On Flexing Muscles, Catching Up

Leaders of the masters in psychology organization are determined to forge ahead which means altering the relationship between themselves and “orthodox psychology,” the title they ascribe to the American Psychological Association. Ted Dorfman, M.A., of Pittsburgh, has led the NorthAmerican Masters in Psychology (NAMP) for the past two years, asserts that attempting to work with […]

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  • A View Of Psychotherapy In The Last Half Century

    I began graduate work in psychology 50 years ago. Psychotherapy, undefined then and undefined now, and psychometrics were the primary, almost only, tools of the clinical psychologist. As the century closes, it is interesting to contemplate the changes in what we call psychotherapy. In the first half of this century, there was psychoanalysis. This brilliant […]

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  • Geropsychology Has Come Into Its Own During Last 10 Years

    Geropsychology, the branch of clinical psychology that relates directly to health care for older adults, has made its most significant professional strides over the past decade despite roots in the psychoanalytic literature of the early 20th century. Karl Abraham wrote about successful psychoanalysis with older adults in 1919, and Bob Knight, Ph.D. of the University […]

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  • Rehabilitation Or Punishment, Newspaper Series Ponders

    A six-month investigation by a Cleveland, OH newspaper has revealed that nearly 200 psychologists who were found to have committed serious ethical violations in the last 18 years nationwide were allowed to continue their practice without ever serving any suspension. The Plain Dealer concluded that fellow psychologists sitting on the 50 state regulatory boards are […]

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  • APA Plans To Restructure Practice Directorate To Comply With IRS Rules

    In a major action at its February 2000 Council of Representatives meeting, the American Psychological Association is expected to consider a proposal to reorganize APA by creating a new companion organization. APA is expected to separate the Practice Directorate’s government relations activities and other related functions, and place them in a companion organization by forming […]

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