The plight of recent graduates

‘Have Ph.D.’ but cannot practice psychology Washington–It’s the morning after graduation. The owner of a shiny new Ph.D. degree in psychology starts the day with strong coffee and a skimpy plan to go job hunting. She faces a problem. She is a Ph.D. sans a license to practice. What to do? Pursue a job that […]

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  • Two sides of managed care debated at Atlanta conference

    Atlanta–It’s surprising and refreshing that a managed care organization such as the National Mental Health Care Congress (NMHCC) would invite a keynote speaker to its annual convention, whose biases run afoul of the hand that feeds the honoraria. Take David Himmelstein, M.D., chief of the Division of Social and Community Medicine at Cambridge (Mass.) Health […]

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  • Psychology and treating mental illness

    It was a pleasure to see the recent article by my friend and colleague, Arnold Lazarus, in the National Psychologist (Lazarus, 2001). In addition to his many other contributions to the field of psychology, Dr. Lazarus has repeatedly spoken out on issues related to ethics (e.g., Lazarus, 1998), even at the risk of misperceptions by […]

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  • It’s a new world where ‘multiculturalism’ speaks volumes

    The 2000 Census clearly tells the story. No longer are white Europeans, descendants of 18th and 19th century immigrants, the dominant culture in the United States. They have given way to Hispanics, Latinos, African-Americans, Asians, American Indians, Native Hawaiian, people from Somalia and other war-ravaged countries. Their influx during the past decade has transformed the […]

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