New draft on training defuses RxP brouhaha

Washington – A furor that arose in February over what constitutes an adequate training program in psychopharmacology largely dissolved March 7 as a new draft of proposed criteria was released by the National Register of Health Service Providers and the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. “We have opened up the criteria to make […]

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  • Returning troops to get follow-up assessments

    Time doesn’t heal all wounds, at least not the mental wounds of combat duty that can bubble to the surface months after the initial relief of leaving a combat zone. Realizing that, the Department of Defense (DoD) has expanded mental health evaluations for troops returning from Iraq and other hot spots to include follow-up assessments […]

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  • Court orders Board to reinstate California psychologist’s license

    A California Superior Court judge ordered the state’s Board of Psychology to reinstate the license of a Sonoma psychologist accused by a woman diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder of altering her prescription for psychotropic drugs. Frank J. Lucchetti, Ed.D., said his experience with the board “was a living nightmare” in which the word of […]

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