Ethical Considerations for Psychologists in Hospital Settings

Increasingly, the delivery of health care is moving toward an integrated model, with psychologists practicing within medical clinics as part of multidisciplinary teams that holistically look at patient issues and work together to provide innovative treatments. However, psychologists in hospital settings face unique ethical challenges, such as obtaining informed consent in a fast-paced environment, maintaining […]

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  • Mental Health Providers: Their Negative View of Marketing and Self-Promotion

    Recently, a board member of a state counseling association to which I was about to present a day-long seminar on practice management and marketing said she was uncomfortable with “advertising” my books and with my “attitude of self-promotion.” If I am guilty of “advertising” and “self-promotion,” so be it.  I am not ashamed. The mindset […]

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  • Psychological Services Offered in Chronic Pain Management

    Psychological services have become an integral component of chronic pain treatment in most treatment settings. As an early career psychologist, this is what you need to know about practicing in a multidisciplinary pain management clinic. There are several reasons a patient with chronic pain could be referred to a psychologist. The International Association for the […]

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  • Researchers Outline Trends in Integrated Care

    Indianapolis – The increased integration of medical and behavioral health care is creating growing opportunities for mental health practitioners to provide therapy for medical patients and their families, two professors said at the 2016 Annual Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). About 100 attendees were at a workshop where Jennifer […]

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  • New ACA Rule: Burden or Irrelevant for Psychologists?

    Federal antidiscrimination rules promulgated by the Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights that require many providers of health-related services to post notices in 15 languages that translation services will be provided free of charge to those who have trouble speaking and understanding English probably does not apply to most practicing psychologists. Emphasis on […]

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  • Consider Risks when Contracting with Businesses Offering Online Psychotherapy

    Businesses offering online psychotherapy have been growing in recent years. For clients, they promise easy connection with an array of psychotherapists, efficiency, convenience and pay-as-you-go service (e.g., through a credit card). For private practice mental health providers, these businesses offer the potential to fill open time, grow one’s practice, widen the reach of the provider’s […]

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  • Patients & Psychologists Need a Break from Technology

    For years I have been reading, talking to professionals and studying how technology impacts the brain. From what I have gleaned I offer several suggestions to take back control for mental health professionals and their clients. Reset Your Brain Often There is ample evidence that technology and our busy lives overly stimulate our brains. There […]

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  • Health Care Fraud Grabs Headlines; Psychologists More Often Troubled by Poor Documentation

    A national health care fraud takedown in the second half of 2016 resulted in criminal and civil charges against the most providers and largest amount of alleged fraudulent billing in Medicare history. In June, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced an unprecedented sweep led by the […]

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