Neuropsychologist on Mission to Mars

The crew of HI-SEAS 2 consists of three women and three men. Casey, an Air Force Reserve captain, is our commander and focuses his research on guidelines for EVAs (Extra Vehicular Activity – going outside the ship or habitat in space suits). Ross, a fresh Ph.D. physicist, is our whiz for all things technical, electrical […]

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  • Counseling the Elite Athlete

    I have spent 20 years providing counseling and consultation for clients in the world of sports. From sports organizations to teams to individual athletes, my clientele reflects a diverse and varied set of presenting issues, concerns and dynamics. To assume that I would be prepared to deal with this myriad of concerns based solely on […]

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  • Clinical Test Publishing in the 21st Century

    Psychology is about understanding a person’s unique strengths and challenges and how best to help individuals realize their potential. Psychologists rely on tests to inform their understanding–and in so doing, they rely on test publishers. A publisher’s responsibility is to develop innovative and accurate assessments, and to forge connections between test authors and clinicians, so […]

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  • Employ Spiritual Practices Ethically

    Psychologists, and so many other mental health professionals, have fairly recently discovered the age old benefits of meditation and spirituality. Perhaps they are late to the party given the fact that the great wisdom traditions have offered so many meditative, spiritual and religious benefits to mental and physical health functioning for thousands of years. Better […]

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  • Psychotherapy, Suicide & Teens

    Whether one sees the ages 13-18 (the adolescent years) as Erik Erickson’s search for identify, a “crisis,” “emerging adulthood,” a “time of transition” or a “stage of becoming,” there is little doubt that it is a time of severe disruption developmentally as the boy or girl experiences major bio-psychosocial change along with cognitive growth, leading […]

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  • Does Psychology Have a Viable Future?

    There is a considerable literature on the development, evolution and future of professional psychology from the 1940s to its prospects in the emerging health care system. In the years ahead, our profession will be significantly impacted by the Affordable Care Act and the integration of mental health into primary care. A rosy future was predicted […]

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  • No thinking allowed: Ethics in reverse

    Over the past 20 years ethics and regulation have become a focus of both interest and worry for many psychologists. Out of a fear of some negative regulatory consequence secondary to their professional conduct, there has been a movement by some psychologists away from a conceptual model of ethical decision-making to a rule-based model. These […]

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