Therapy Termination: The Transformation of Therapist & Patient

Termination in therapy is complex. It may often be painful, despite the fact that any decision to terminate is typically made by mutual agreement of therapist and patient – a bittersweet pain, if you will, as developmental milestones are reached and goals have been met. The time has come to venture forward in possession of […]

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  • Rural Psychologists and Integrated Primary Care

    There are significantly few psychologists per capita in rural areas. Rural people may be the largest cultural minority about which there is little to no training. If students hear anything about rural practice, it is likely about its challenges rather than its rewards. Unless students happen to be from a rural area or train in […]

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  • Online Backup is the Best Option

    “Backup before you wish you had.” – http://www.backblaze.com It’s not a question of will you lose your data – It’s only when. We all need protection against loss of documents, files, photos, financial information, diaries, emails or whatever we find  worth preserving for ourselves or others (including our government). The threats Water: Flooding or, more […]

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  • Informed Consent: Records and Fees

    Providing informed consent to a client can be a complex process that can emerge as an issue at the outset of treatment, during treatment and after the termination of psychotherapy. In this brief article we will highlight two areas of the treatment relationship and provide issues related to informed consent for the psychotherapist to consider. […]

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  • Federal Court Upholds New York SAFE Act

    New York’s three-year-old gun-control SAFE Act, which requires psychologists and other mental health workers to report clients they feel are a danger to themselves or others, has been ruled constitutional by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan. The court found the SAFE Act as well as a similar law enacted in Connecticut […]

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  • Cloud-based File Sharing Can Be HIPAA Secure

    Psychologists hardly need the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to remind them how important it is to safeguard clients’ records. They understand how sensitive this information is and how disastrous it would be if their files became public or fell into the wrong hands. However, while health information technology provides great benefits for […]

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  • A Better Way to Treat Veterans with PTSD

    Last year I watched a 60 Minutes segment on the treatment of vets with PTSD which I found disturbing. In light of the reality that vets are dramatically underserved for mental health problems as it is, the method depicted on the program to relieve them of their combat-related pain only seemed to complicate their problems. […]

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  • Who Let that Doggie on the Airplane?

    Most people enjoy dogs and find great pleasure in having them around. All of that is fine, but there is a growing trend among those who want to be with their dogs that should be of particular concern for psychologists. Psychologists are frequently being asked by their patients to attest to their need for an […]

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  • Cincinnati Becomes Second City to Ban Conversion Therapy

     Cincinnati in mid-December became the second city in the United States to ban the practice of conversion therapy for gay youth. The city council voted 7-2 to pass the law, which prohibits therapy designed to change sexual orientation or gender identity for minors and imposes a $200-a-day fine on violators following opposition from almost two […]

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