Therasoft Online Offers Good Service at Good Prices

Therasoft is a web-based comprehensive practice management software suite designed specifically to meet the needs of mental health practitioners. The basic software package offers clinical documentation, billing, payment and insurance claims filing and scheduling features for an affordable monthly service charge. Optional features include integrated credit card payment processing, dictation, fingerprint login, customized websites, encrypted […]

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  • My Mentor: Milton H. Erickson, MD

    For one to have a mentor in life is fortunate. But to have Milton H. Erickson, MD, as a mentor was the chance in a lifetime. I studied with Erickson from 1973 to 1980, traveling intermittently to Phoenix before I moved there in 1978 to be closer to him. I have had both the privilege […]

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  • 2 More States Seek to Ban Conversion Therapy

    State legislatures in New Jersey and Massachusetts are considering banning conversion therapy for minors while a federal court decides on the constitutionality of such a ban in California. In New Jersey, nearly identical bills that would prohibit psychologists and other licensed mental health professionals from counseling to change the sexual orientation of anyone under 18 […]

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  • APA’s Anderson discusses gun violence during parley with Sebelius, Holder

    The American Psychological Association’s CEO was among about 20 mental health experts to meet in early January with top Obama cabinet members to discuss violence prevention in the wake of the school killings in Newtown, Conn. Norman B. Anderson, Ph.D., said that during his meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services […]

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  • Psych-Oncology Much Needed in India

    The Big C. In India, this is synonymous with death, at least as far as general perception goes. And this fear is so entrenched in the mind of the common man that getting to the very root of the problem can be an uphill task. There are many myths in India surrounding cancer. A lot […]

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  • Psychotherapy code changes confuse providers, payers

    January brought changes in the business of psychotherapy with a new family of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes that are wreaking havoc, and APA underestimated the con-fusion that would ensue. A Sept. 13 email to members said, “The changes are minimal.” “We have total chaos out there on these codes with both the providers and […]

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  • An Ethical Prohibition that Isn’t — And Never Really Was

    A decade after the 2002 APA Ethics Code and the HIPAA Privacy Rule should have settled the matter many psychologists continue to believe fervently that they have some special ethical duty to resist all formal requests for their raw test data, even when these requests are accompanied by releases from the test taker and even […]

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  • The Carousel of Violence in Society

    In December the violence involved semi-automatic weapons and a score of dead elementary school children. There were also dead teachers, a dead principal and a dead school psychologist. All seven adults were women and my bet is that as we learn more about the psychodynamics of the disturbed young man who was the shooter, we […]

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