Empathy may be ill-timed in treating trauma

November 18, 2018

Under-recognized in the treatment of trauma is the negative impact that may result when an offer of compassion or empathy is ill-timed. Children,... Read more...

Out-of-office encounters may be beneficial

November 17, 2018

Engaging with clients outside the office has generally been discouraged or called unethical, similar to the way in which uninformed... Read more...

Managing risks of telepsychology

August 7, 2018

Many psychologists are eager to use technology to enhance their practices, and the field of telepsychology is quickly gaining popularity.... Read more...

Many clients need financial therapy

August 6, 2018

Money can be one of the biggest sources of internal and interpersonal conflict and struggle we experience in our lives. The APA reports... Read more...

Ethics for psychologists: Supervising in the age of #MeToo, trigger warning and safe spaces

July 24, 2018

The popular press in the United States has recently been replete with allegations of misconduct by people, primarily men, in positions... Read more...

Risk Management: When being too helpful can backfire

May 31, 2018

When prospective clients call on the phone to ask about your services, some will also tell you a little about their problem. At this... Read more...

What have we learned from 30 years of school shootings?

May 30, 2018

In May of 1988, a 30-year-old woman, Laurie Dann, walked into an elementary school in Winnetka, Ill., and opened fire with a handgun,... Read more...

APA practice guidelines raise questions

May 29, 2018

Washington, D.C. – APA is preparing two sets of practice guidelines, which has many psychologists confused on what the difference... Read more...

Jail opens mental treatment unit

May 28, 2018

The city jail in Roanoke, Va., took an innovative step in April to deal with inmates with mental disorders. It transferred four of... Read more...

Psychologists should study uses of marijuana

May 27, 2018

I am not aware of any ethical issues for psychologists that have arisen in reports on the increased legalization or medical use of... Read more...

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