I/O and consulting psychologists also may lose exemptions – School psychologists fight to keep title

A proposal to eliminate the 30-year-old doctoral exemption for school psychologists in the APA Model Licensure Act (MLA) has triggered a heated outpouring of letters from school psychologists adamant that they should retain the right to call themselves psychologists with or without doctoral degrees. Susan Gorin, executive director of the National Association of School Psychologists […]

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  • Community volunteers earn psychotherapy hours in VIP program

    You’re a psychologist providing psychotherapy in private practice. Depending on your perspective, you might be eager to provide therapy that is: Completely private, with no reports required by insurers, government, nor documentation that goes to employers – so that your clients can speak openly about difficult intimate topics. Client-controlled, with no rationing by a third-party […]

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  • The smoking patient: Should we intervene?

    As the session ended, the psychologist and the patient rose simultaneously and started moving toward the door. With one smooth motion, the patient reached into her purse, retrieved a package of cigarettes and took one out. She said her goodbyes and hurriedly walked away, apparently eager to exit the building and light her cigarette. The […]

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