Online squabble opens eyes – APA’s practice assessment not mandatory

A flap on listservs of the APA that stretched from late March into early May revealed – to the surprise of many – that the “required” practice assessment is not mandatory for practitioners to maintain APA membership. The brouhaha was fueled largely by questions from Timothy R. Tumlin, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in Darien, Ill., […]

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  • Program hopes to reduce PTSD – Army to train its own in positive psychology

    The Army trains soldiers for physical readiness. Can it train soldiers to be psychologically stronger, also? That’s a question that will be answered with the start of a historic program that will provide education and psychological training to military personnel before they’re exposed to traumatic events on the battlefield. With the overwhelming number of soldiers […]

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  • Telephone therapy seems to work

    The other day one of my patients came into my office upset and sobbing. She told me that life is too difficult to go on, and the day’s events did not help. On the way to my office, she got stuck in heavy traffic. Fearing she would miss our session, she entered the car pool […]

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