RxP Battle: Prescriptive authority for psychologists may not be worth the cost

Prescriptive authority for psychologists (RxP) has become a controversial topic. It is the focus of time and energy for many state psychological associations. The greatest challenge to RxP is opposition by physician groups, based on the perceived encroachment of professional psychology on psychiatry. Psychiatry has all but abandoned talk therapy, largely over reimbursement. The criterion […]

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  • Risk Management: Psychologists must keep pace as technology changes practice

    As the 21st Century proceeds, you will notice a change in the method of creating and maintaining patient files. This is evidenced by the increased use of electronic records. While it is true that the government has new requirements about this, it also reflects the change in preference of today’s practicing psychologists. Newer members are […]

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  • Social Media & Ethics: Psychologists self-reflect when engaging through technology

    Many times, psychologists experience fear, dread and anxiety when the concept of ethics is introduced. Simultaneously, many psychologists use social media for both professional and personal reasons. Since social media comes in various forms, psychologists may think they are not sufficiently learned or practiced in social media, which may add to feelings of apprehension. Finally, […]

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  • Ethical ways for psychologists to counteract negative reviews online

    If you Google your name, the first page of search results may show ratings from Healthgrades, Yelp and similar sites. Sometimes these ratings are less than kind. And sometimes they’re not even posted by real clients. Upon seeing a negative review, your first thought might be, “How do I get this removed?” Check the website’s […]

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  • Adverse effects from a psychology licensing complaint

    Professionalism is founded on the concept of benefiting society and the specific persons who receive services under the aegis of a scholarly or learned discipline. Certainly psychologists are dedicated to helping clients and patients improve their psychological health. Human foibles may lead to faulty professional services that render few benefits and perhaps even inflict harm.  […]

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  • Affordable Care Act (ACA) constantly changing & revised

    Psychologists can be forgiven if they’ve lost track of changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA): At its sixth anniversary, the statute has seen all three branches of the federal government undertake steps to alter it. The ACA has suffered three Supreme Court rewrites and 43 revisions through unilateral executive action. Twenty-four legislative modifications included […]

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  • Depression screenings urged during, after pregnancy: Monitoring maternal mental health

    The United States Preventive Services Task Force says women should be screened for depression during pregnancy and after giving birth, the first time it has recommended screening for maternal mental health. The recommendation is expected to galvanize many more health providers to provide screening and comes in the wake of new evidence that maternal mental […]

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