Women in war: The new combatants

The inevitable truth is that the face of the American soldier is increasingly likely to be female. Although women have always served alongside their male counterparts, they were more likely to be in supportive roles stationed behind enemy lines out of harm’s way. The Persian Gulf War (PGW) was a critical turning point for women […]

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  • Family meals: The role of psychologists

    Family meals have been consistently demonstrated to be a robust protective factor for a number of health and mental health variables. Children and adolescents who eat meals regularly with their families have been shown to have better nutrition (Gillman et al., 2000), lower risk for depression and suicide (Eisenberg, et al., 2004), lower risk for […]

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  • Corrections system has career opportunities

    The Federal Bureau of Prisons houses more than 200,000 inmates and remains the nation’s leading correctional system. With a doctoral level hiring standard for psychology service providers, the bureau currently employs more than 450 psychologists to address the multifaceted needs of federal inmates. Far beyond the simple importation of psychological principles and their application to […]

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  • Psychology board survives another Schwarzenegger assault

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger tried once again to eliminate the independent California Board of Psychology (BOP) in his 2009 budget proposal by combining it with a generic mental health board. But when negotiations with the legislature ended in Schwarzenegger’s signing a bundle of 34 money-saving bills in February, the psychology board remained intact. “At this point […]

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  • Tarasoff “duty to warn” clarified

    The National Psychologist brought to our attention a recent, provocative and potentially very helpful article written for the publication of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (The Therapist, September/October 2008, p.24-30), by Richard Leslie, J.D. He is attorney at law and of counsel for the association. In his article, he addressed some confusion […]

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