Victory near on California hospital privileges

A surprising decision by the California Department of Health Services (DHS) to investigate a complaint that a Los Angeles hospital is violating state law by not granting psychologists full attending authority, plus a lawsuit that effectively ended in their favor have psychologists on the cusp of receiving full hospital privileges denied them for nearly 30 […]

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  • Glasser headlines psychotherapy conference

    ORLANDO – Renowned psychiatrist William Glasser, M.D., was the top drawing card at the multi-disciplinary 2006 national conference of the American Psychotherapy Association and the American Association of Integrative Medicine held here in September. In a day-long series of sessions, Glasser hammered home his message that drugs should be used only for medically diagnosed brain […]

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  • Florida psychologists win right to treat sex offenders

    In a last-minute meeting the Florida Psychological Association (FPA) defeated a Florida Board of Psychology (BOP) rule that would have required doctoral level psychologists to acquire thousands of additional hours of supervised training to treat and evaluate sexual offenders. Proposed by the Florida Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (FATSA) and adopted by the […]

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  • A profession in search of legitimacy

    Well, it’s happened. Managed Health Network (MHN) will provide “priority consideration” to those elite clinicians who practice “Empirically Supported Treatment.” What’s wrong with our professional associations promoting empirical verification regarding what works and doesn’t work in psychotherapy you might ask? Well … nothing, providing you also have your eye upon the hostile business climate in […]

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  • Pikes Peak Model is geropsychology first

    Colorado Springs, CO – Other than an occasional continuing education course or reading journal articles or textbooks on aging, “generalist” psychologists who want to become proficient in working with older adults have had no specific model to follow…until very recently. Fifty leaders in research and practice of clinical geropsychology met at a national training conference […]

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  • Much work remains on post doc licensure relief

    A policy decision by the American Psychological Association’s Council of Representatives to reduce post doc delays in licensing is welcome news for graduate students in psychology and early career psychologists, but for most the reality of faster licensing is years away. The Council approved the change in principle at the its February meeting, but details […]

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  • Psychology archives gets new home

    AKRON, Ohio – It’s an ugly duckling now, but David B. Baker, Ph.D., hopes one day soon to turn the old brick building into a beautiful swan to house artifacts and records dating back as much as five centuries in the valued Archives of the History of American Psychology. Donated by Roadway Express, the four-story, […]

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  • George Albee dies at 84

    George Albee, Ph.D., was recognized for his early advocacy of prevention and other proactive approaches to mental health. His 1959 landmark book, Mental Health Manpower Trends, influenced the study commission appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower and his ideas incorporated concepts of consultation and prevention in a proposed community mental health system. Albee died July 8 […]

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  • National advocacy group for practicing psychologists unveiled

    A respected group of practicing psychologists has formed a national action organization to overcome what they see as inaction by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the professional community as a whole on issues of importance to practitioners. The National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers (NAPPP) was unveiled July 1 through an advertising campaign and […]

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  • Psychologists’ job outlook: Good news and bad

    There’s good news for psychologists as a whole in the latest occupational outlook from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics – but not necessarily for independent practitioners. “Overall employment of psychologists is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2014,” states the 2006-07 Edition of the bureau’s Occupational […]

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