Louisiana Medical Psychologists Gain Prescriptive Authority

After 10 days of consideration, Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco on May 6 signed House Bill 1426 into law, granting Louisiana medical psychologists the authority to prescribe psychotropic medications. Her signature was the culmination of a decade of hard and persistent work by a core of dedicated psychologists. The bill was strongly supported by the […]

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  • Nebraska psychologist goes to Florida police academy at 67

    Moved by the events of Sept. 11, 2001, a University of Nebraska at Omaha professor and an activist in the Florida Psychological Association enrolled in and graduated from a police training program in Tallahassee at the age of 67. Robert H. Woody, Ph.D., J.D., said that he “needed to do something” to deal with the […]

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  • APA approves same-sex marriage and parenting rights

    HONOLULU – The American Psychological Association approved the most sweeping endorsement of gay rights by any mental health organization to date in a pair of resolutions opposing any legal restriction on the rights of gays, lesbians or bisexuals to marry or rear children. The politics of a presidential election year propelled news reports of the […]

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  • Psychology PAC appeal nets 500 new givers

    Around 1,300 practicing psychologists responded generously to a plea from the APA Practice Organization to get involved in the political process by writing checks to psychology’s only political action committee. Stephen M. Pfeiffer, Ph.D., executive director for the Association for the Advancement of Psychology (AAP), said the mailing sent out by the Practice Organization earlier […]

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