Challenges for Psychologist Regulatory Boards in the 21st Century

Change is inevitable in a progressive society. Change is constant. -Benjamin Disraeli Here we are entering the 21st Century with telehealth, the potential for internet therapy, and countless technological advances prompting changes in the manner in which psychology is practiced, while the regulation of psychology is in many cases still operating in the 20th Century. […]

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  • Psychologists should be participants when death and dying decisions loom

    “Everyone knows they are going to die but nobody believes it. If we did, we would do things differently.” Morrie Schwartz, Tuesdays with Morrie Bill Moyers’ recent four-part television series which focused on America’s aged population facing terminal illness gives pause to psychologists to enter a world they have largely ignored. Psychologists can make a […]

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  • ‘Duty to protect’ rule still ambiguous, costs Georgia psychologist $280,000

    Nearly a quarter of a century after Tarasoff, many psychologists still find themselves between the proverbial rock and a hard place in deciding when to breach confidentiality and when to warn potential victims of imminent danger. Ever since the 1976 Tarasoff ruling in California established the duty to warn and protect, therapists are caught in […]

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