APA adopts comprehensive record-keeping standards

Washington, D.C. – Two areas of importance to practicing psychologists were acted on at the February meeting of the APA’s Council of Representatives – how treatment records should be kept and a revision of the Model Act for State Licensure. The council approved the revision of recommended record-keeping practices to bring standards in line with […]

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  • The psychology of collecting

    Everybody collects something. Whether it be photographs of a person’s vacation, ticket stubs from ballgames, souvenirs of trips, pictures of one’s children, athletes’ trophies, kids’ report cards or those who collect “junk” (pack-rats) and dispose of it in garage sales. The evolution of collecting On the more formal side of “collecting,” it does seem that […]

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  • Use sleep to treat mental health

    Why do we sleep? What are the consequences of sleep disturbance? How might sleep disturbance impact the therapeutic process? What role can psychologists play in the identification and treatment of sleep disorders? Each of these questions represent important areas for future research and by no means can we address each of these questions adequately in […]

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  • When is a patient’s behavior unacceptable?

    During my internship, a client offered to barter with me an expensive, stolen camera for 80 therapy sessions. To my embarrassment, my response of “Would you like to tell me some more?” and the discussion was recorded and heard by my supervisor and my supervision group. Further exploration of my “clinically neutral” response brought up […]

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  • Strickland wins Ohio: Psychologists fare well in elections

    Psychology’s place in politics scored a first in November’s near sweep by Democrats – Ted Strickland, Ph.D., a six-term member of Congress from Ohio, became the first psychologist to win a governor’s race. Strickland, 65, who will take office Jan. 8, is a Methodist minister and formerly served as psychologist for a southern Ohio maximum […]

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  • Wilderness therapy programs: A powerful intervention for adolescents

    “Wilderness Therapy Programs” are powerful and effective interventions for adolescents with behavioral, mental health and substance abuse disorders. As a practicing psychologist, I have referred hundreds of adolescents to these programs over the past eight years. I have also been involved in outcome research and publishing consumer protection information about Wilderness Programs on the Internet. […]

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