A Short Course on Encryption & Cloud Storage

Encryption and cloud storage is a complicated area because it requires an analysis of the interplay of several variables, including confidentiality, encryption, cloud storage and HIPAA. Each of these variables is complex, but there are ways to make the situation more manageable. Encryption and cloud storage Let’s consider a few common questions: “For the purposes […]

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  • Human trafficking: How psychologists can combat this worldwide problem

    Human trafficking,” “trafficking in persons” and “modern slavery” are terms used interchangeably to refer to a variety of crimes associated with the economic exploitation of people. The United Nations Convention against Trans-national Organized Crime defines trafficking as follows: “Trafficking in persons… mean(s) the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the […]

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  • Dealing with the DSM-5 Clinically & Ethically

    For a number of years the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fifth Edition (DSM-5) has garnered the attention of psychologists both as scientists and practitioners. It was a topic of discussion for several years, but that did not prepare many of us for the reality of implementing the DSM-5. When it arrived in the […]

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  • ACA likely to create more large care provider groups

    Less than six months after passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the administration’s health czar and two colleagues wrote in the Annals of Internal Medicine that “the economic forces put in motion by the Act are likely to lead to vertical organization of providers and accelerate physician employment by hospitals and aggregation into larger […]

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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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  • Integration Isn’t Enough: Mindful Practice Needed in SPMI Healthcare

    When I joined a Denver community mental health center as a health coach serving 160 individuals with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI), I landed on the frontlines of a radical experiment. Our “health home” aimed to integrate behavioral and primary care services for SPMI individuals, the most medically complex users of our health care […]

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  • Retiring as a Psychologist Ethically

    Retiring is a huge step, professionally, financially and personally. It requires thought, reflection and planning. Like starting our careers, for the most part the decision to retire should both make sense and feel right. It should ideally be a decision of the head and the heart. The professional aspects include preparing ourselves emotionally, preparing our […]

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  • 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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  • 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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