The profiling psychologist performs psychological autopsies

A Boston area woman whose millionaire boyfriend died unexpectedly a few years ago became suspicious when strange people showed up at the wake and funeral. Sensing that she had not really known the man she had been dating for a long time, the woman called on Richard Pomerance, Ph.D., to perform a “psychological autopsy” on […]

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  • How a celebrated psychiatric hospital lived and struggled with hard times

    The final chapter of the Menninger Clinic’s fabled history in Topeka, Kan. has not yet been written, although the ending appears to be in sight. Two years ago, Menninger was prepared to move to Houston, TX to join forces with the Baylor School of Medicine and Methodist Hospital. When that plan fell through, Menninger revisited […]

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  • APA picks African-American as CEO, first in its 110-year history

    Norman H. Anderson, 6-2, a sprightly, lean, athletic 46-year-old psychologist with a science and administrative background, has become the first African-American to be elected APA’s chief executive officer in its 110-year history. He replaces Raymond B. Fowler, Ph.D. about Jan. 1. Fowler has been the longest serving APA CEO. Robert Sternberg, Ph.D., who co-chaired the […]

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  • 2004 convention in Honolulu appears back on track after close call

    Despite fears that holding a convention in Honolulu will be a money loser, the American Psychological Association (APA) appears to have decided to meet in Hawaii in 2004 as planned anyway. Concerned about losing money and citing post-Sept. 11 concerns, the APA Board of Directors had directed the Bureau of Convention Affairs (BCA) to investigate […]

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  • New Mexico first to pass prescription privileges

    New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson made it official on March 6, signing the bill granting psychologists prescription authority. The article below is excerpted from the Page 1 story in The March/April 2002 issue of The National Psychologist which went to press and was mailed on Feb. 28. In a startling development, New Mexico became the […]

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  • Psychologist’s humanitarian kismet

    From Kuwait’s burning oil fields to NYC’s smoldering ashes From then burning oil fields of Kuwait to the smoldering ashes of the World Trade Center, a Maryland psychologist has found himself helping others where terrorism and other violence prevail. In recent years, George S. Everly, Ph.D., of Annapolis, also found himself involved in the aftermath […]

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  • Storyteller Studs Terkel regales delegates to APA convention

    Ashcroft born 200 years late, would have made great prosecutor for Salem Witch Trials Chicago–The spring in Studs Terkel’s 90-year-old legs nearly matched the twinkle in his eyes as he regaled delegates to the American Psychological Association’s 110th annual convention here. Speaking at the opening session and later at a question and answer session, the […]

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  • Psychologist thought it was a scam when Blue Shield tried to get $38,000

    When Steven R. Cohen, Ph.D., a practicing psychologist in Philadelphia, received a call in 1999 from Pennsylvania Blue Shield, he was told to prepare to be audited for “overuse.” The audit would focus on CPT Code 90844, which has since been changed to 9086 denoting 45-50 minute individual therapy sessions. Endless letters and phone calls […]

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  • State of Texas v. Andrea Yates

    Out-of-state experts shortchanged Andrea Yates; didn’t know Texas law In the City of Rusk in Cherokee County in deep east Texas, the azaleas have dropped their flowers but the bluebonnets line rural highways. From the walls of the Skyview Unit of the Texas Department of Corrections, Andrea Yates cannot see the bluebonnets or the azaleas. […]

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