Track and market outcome results

Private practitioners are continually challenged to come up with new ways of attracting clients. Rather than learning trendy new treatments to lure new customers, imagine being able to measure and market the quality of your services more effectively. Few clinicians have ventured into this powerful way to position a private practice: focusing on improving and […]

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  • Report on Torture Allegations Due by March

    A Chicago lawyer has been hired to investigate allegations that the leadership of the American Psychological Association (APA) and some of its members were directly or indirectly complicit in torture of terrorist prisoners. David H. Hoffman of the Sidley law firm is to complete his probe “in the first quarter” of 2015. Hoffman is former […]

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  • Ethical Practice & The Challenge of Vicarious Trauma

    Principle A: Beneficence and nonmaleficence: “Psychologists strive to be aware of the possible effect of their own physical and mental health on their ability to help those with whom they work.” – American Psychological Association, 2014. Current ethical guidelines require psychologists to selfassess competence and take steps to limit or discontinue clinical work when they […]

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  • Serving Those Who Served

    Do you know how many of the people you serve are U.S. military veterans? These brave men and women are an elite group, as veterans and currently serving military members account for only 10 percent of the U.S. adult population. Many of the nearly 22 million U.S. veterans served in a time of war. More […]

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  • Insomnia Clients may be Wary of Talk Therapy

    Don’t expect clients seeking help for insomnia and other sleep disorders to have much faith in psychological treatments, a roomful of psychologists was told during the annual meeting of the Kentucky Psychological Association here. “Patients will wonder if those sleeping pills they have been taking for years haven’t worked, why would talking to a psychologist […]

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  • Competence for Execution: The Ethical Binds

    In 1986, The United States Supreme Court decided Ford v. Wainwright, which declared that it was unconstitutional, a violation of the 8th Amendment to the Constitution prohibiting cruel and unusual punishment, to execute the “insane.” The court did not precisely define what “insanity” was, but in the opinion one of the justices suggested that it […]

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  • Hoarding Differs from OCD

    Hoarding is a unique compulsion, so different from others that the DSM 5 now designates it as a separate disorder rather than a specific form of obsessive-compulsive disorder, as it was covered in earlier editions. Heather M. Chik, Ph.D., who gave a presentation at the Indiana Psychological Association’s Fall Conference, said hoarding is so different […]

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