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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  • 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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  • 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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