After Last Year’s Boisterous Licensing Boards Row, This Year’s Exchange Is Civil

WASHINGTON–What started out as a shouting match over licensing board statistics at the American Psychological Association (APA) convention in Boston last year evolved into a peaceful discussion about the same subject this year. Randall P. Reeves, J.D., director of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Board (ASPPB), promised not to scream as he did […]

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  • Lack Of Intellectual Stimulation A Chronic Problem, But Life Is Good For Psychologists In Appalachia

    Pikeville, KY–No one promised heaven to live here and practice psychology in Kentucky or West Virginia. But the psychologists who persevere in the coal mining regions of eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia assert they are comfortable and content. They claim to be here to stay. Some were reared in this region and returned to […]

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  • Relapse Prevention Therapy: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach

    Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT) was originally designed as a maintenance program for use following the treatment of addictive behaviors although it is also used as a stand-alone treatment program (Marlatt & Gordon, 1985; Parks & Marlatt, 1999). In the most general sense, RPT is a behavioral self-control program designed to teach individuals who are trying […]

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