Federal judge critical of prosecution – Texas psychologist awaits sentencing on Medicaid fraud

A Texas child psychologist awaits sentencing on charges of Medicaid fraud for a practice that is legal in 48 states – billing for psychological testing to aid in diagnosing children’s mental problems. Ironically, state authorities have since approved decriminalizing the rule under which Sam S. Hill III, Ph.D., was convicted in September of defrauding the […]

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  • Strategies for practicing psychology during an economic crisis

    As the world’s financial crisis deepens and with our economy in severe recession, we have all been affected. Falling markets and rising unemployment have increased stress levels from Wall Street to Main Street and from Bourbon Street to Sesame Street. Psychologists in the Netherlands have been carefully monitoring the progress of the prescribing/medical psychologists in […]

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  • Religious/spiritual matters not to be ignored

    National surveys reveal that a very high proportion of the population professes belief in some transcendent force (Aten and Hernandez, 2002). Thus, psychologists providing assessment, psychotherapy and supervision are very likely to encounter patients for whom matters of religious/spiritual faith are salient. In fact, Stewart and Gale (1994) have asserted that religion/spirituality may be the […]

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