Stand Down helps homeless veterans get their lives back

A three-day annual program called Stand Down in Ventura County California that was co-founded by a psychologist serves a growing number of homeless veterans each year. Psychologist Jon Nachison, Ph.D., and Robert Van Keuren developed the camp-styled intervention in 1988 as an outgrowth of their work with the Vietnam Veterans of San Diego (VVSD). Nachison […]

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  • Building a full spectrum divorce services niche practice

    Lauren Behrman, Ph.D., says that the epidemic of divorce offers significant opportunities for psychologists looking to expand their practices. In addition to traditional roles of custody evaluator and therapist, new roles have evolved in the last two decades including parent coordinator, mediator, co-parent counselor and collaborative divorce neutral coach, divorce coach and child specialist. These […]

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  • Privatization and Prison Psychologists

    Should we privatize our prisons?” is a question more state governors are asking as the economy continues to bump along the bottom of recovery and they explore ways to trim state spending. Accounting for increasingly substantial costs, prison expenditures are an easy target for privatization consideration. When discussions around this question start, public sector employees, […]

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  • DeLeon Retiring as Senator’s Chief of Staff

    The cluster of degrees behind his name shows that Patrick H. DeLeon, Ph.D., M.P.H., J.D., is no stranger to classrooms, and now that he’s retiring as chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawaii, he expects to return to them but this time as an instructor who can draw on 38 years of […]

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  • Small state associations to escape grant cuts

    Washington, D.C. – Smaller state psychological associations that depend on grants from the APA Practice Organization (APAPO) to survive will be spared from cuts despite a shrinking budget brought on by the growing number of practitioners who are not paying the annual assessment to support APAPO. Sanford M. Portnoy, Ph.D., chairman of the Committee for […]

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  • Concussions from Sports Need Psychologists’ Skills

    In recent years the stories and information regarding sports-related concussions and their aftermath have become a hot topic in the media, even rising to the level of an “epidemic” in some articles. Given the significantly large number of children and adolescents involved in recreational and competitive sports and the visibility of college and professional sport […]

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