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...

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...

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...

Psychotherapy and Counseling are Different

March 9, 2018

In an article entitled “Master’s therapy not that different” in the Jan/Feb 2018 edition, Larry Powitz, Ed.D., asks what is... Read more...

Get on Board or Be Left Behind: Teletherapy is the Future Norm

March 4, 2018

Teletherapy will be part of normal practice for psychologists in a decade, predicts leading on-line therapy educator Marlene Maheu,... Read more...

Legalization for Medical Use Means Psychologists Should Study Marijuana

January 26, 2018

Lexington, Ky. – The rapid expansion in medical marijuana use means psychologists need to better understand the drug’s effects,... Read more...

Ethics for Psychologists: Laws/Rules Vary for Telepsychology Practice

November 6, 2017

Psychologists are increasingly incorporating the use of technology to provide a wide range of services.  Older technologies such as... Read more...

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