3 RxP efforts die in committees

Efforts in three states to expand prescriptive authority for psychologists trained in psychopharmacology fell short in legislative sessions this spring.

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  • How to do good and profitable work in turbulent times

    C. Jama Adams, Ph.D. says that these are especially challenging times in which to care for the self and assisting others in doing so. Increasingly we, as professionals and as individuals, are concerned with how to provide for our basic material and psychological needs. Supportive networks at governmental, community and family level are stretched thin.

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  • Cardiac programs need psychologists

    Kent Eichenauer, Psy.D., tells us that “Psychologist Wanted” signs are being posted on the doors of cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs across the country — metaphorically speaking anyway. These signal a great opportunity for psychologists considering stepping into this area of health psychology.

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  • Supporters Say Results show Energy Psychology Works

    Speakers at the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) annual conference May 30-June 2 said the conference finally has become recognized for CE credits by the American Psychological Association for one simple reason: Energy psychology works. Opening speaker David Feinstein, Ph.D., said, “Psychologists are very true to their respect for research. There was resistance to […]

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  • Health Care Reform: An ACO/PCMH Primer for Psychologists

    Psychologists can share in the enormous opportunity health care reform offers many institutional providers that have invested millions of dollars in becoming, incentivizing, supporting and transforming Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). The ACO movement has the confidence of sophisticated players across the system. They understand that value-based quality care is the standard of the future. Psychologists […]

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  • Therapists seek changes in New York’s new SAFE Act

    The New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA) and other organizations representing mental health workers are urging changes in the state’s new so-called SAFE Act, the toughest gun law yet passed in the United States.

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  • Expert Sees Value in DSM-5

    Gary G. Gintner, Ph.D., a nationally recognized expert on the DSM, reviewed an advance copy of the DSM-5 and concludes that many criticisms of the latest update of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders are overstated. There are strengths and weaknesses but positive aspects have gotten very little attention, creating a skewed view […]

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  • Aaron T. Beck, A Man of Curiosity

    Aaron T. Beck and I met in 1978 when I was his therapist. At least that’s my favorite way to tell the story. I was a graduate student at UCLA. Beck had mailed our depression research team a manual describing a therapy being developing at the University of Pennsylvania called “Cognitive Therapy.” This manual was […]

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  • But the Judge ordered me to do it

    During a recent risk management consultation a psychologist reported how a judge had ordered him to render a forensic recommendation regarding a family that he had been treating. This psychologist had been treating the family in question for more than a year, but eventually the parents decided to divorce. As a consequence of the decision […]

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