Just a sec, Honey; It’s fourth-and-goal: The ins and outs of football addiction

The bowl games are here – the college bowls and the Super Bowl. Since fall began a man’s fancy has turned to … football. For many men each fall, Saturday is College Football Day and Sunday is for the National Football League (NFL). This means a day of sitting in front of the television and […]

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  • Louisiana RxP psychologist defends regulatory change

    Editor’s Note: In an article in the January/February edition of The National Psychologist, some psychologists in Louisiana expressed concern that a change transferring oversight of “medical psychologists” to the state medical board threatens the autonomy of non-prescribing psychologists. The following is a response from a leader of the MP movement. In 2009, Louisiana’s legislature overwhelmingly […]

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  • Online squabble opens eyes – APA’s practice assessment not mandatory

    A flap on listservs of the APA that stretched from late March into early May revealed – to the surprise of many – that the “required” practice assessment is not mandatory for practitioners to maintain APA membership. The brouhaha was fueled largely by questions from Timothy R. Tumlin, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in Darien, Ill., […]

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  • Market good for psychologists as EAP providers

    For better or worse, professional psychology has left the building for health care, evidence-based treatments and practicing at the top of our licenses. Economically, life is getting tougher and tougher for independent practitioner psychologists. Psychology as health care has brought a greater emphasis on diagnosis. Some would insist that a diagnosed mental illness is the […]

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  • Lawyers Wrangle for Top Billing in APA/APAPO Suit

    Two coalitions of law firms are scrambling to recruit practicing psychologists as clients in suits against the American Psychological Association (APA) that the lawyers believe will bring multi-million dollar damage awards for APA members who paid practice assessments in the past 10 years. APA officials contend the suits are unfounded and will fail. Both suits […]

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  • Law impacts psychology

    Over the past several years many articles have appeared in this newspaper for practitioners dealing with various aspects of psychology and the law. Some dealt with a substantive area of psychology and its impact on the law, for example research on children’s memories and the implications for interviewing children and using them as witnesses. Another […]

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  • Psychological testing: a look back; a look ahead

    I wrote my first psychological test report while in training, in the early 1970s. In those years, there was a more or less standard battery that had changed little since the 1940s and which was employed irrespective of the patient’s history and clinical presentation. This battery consisted of the WAIS for adults and the WISC […]

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  • Family meals: The role of psychologists

    Family meals have been consistently demonstrated to be a robust protective factor for a number of health and mental health variables. Children and adolescents who eat meals regularly with their families have been shown to have better nutrition (Gillman et al., 2000), lower risk for depression and suicide (Eisenberg, et al., 2004), lower risk for […]

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