ASPPB rolls out EPPP-2 – names ‘early adopters’

Beginning in January, those seeking to take the examination for licensure as psychologists in Arizona, Nevada, Guam and the Canadian provinces of Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador will be required to take two tests – at an additional cost of $450. Since 1965, all state and provincial licensing boards have required applicants to pass […]

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  • What have we learned from 30 years of school shootings?

    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, killing an 8-year-old boy and wounding five other children before killing herself. The Winnetka case was the first school shooting to receive national and international media attention. Since then there has been […]

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  • Suicide Prevention Drive Ensnaring Psychologists

    Do doctoral level psychologists need more training in suicide prevention? The California Board of Psychology says yes – but the California Psychological Association (CPA) says enough is enough. The board sponsored Assembly Bill 89 (AB89) to require psychologists to have six hours of suicide risk assessment and intervention training effective Jan. 1, 2020, in continuing […]

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  • Rural Psychologists and Integrated Primary Care

    There are significantly few psychologists per capita in rural areas. Rural people may be the largest cultural minority about which there is little to no training. If students hear anything about rural practice, it is likely about its challenges rather than its rewards. Unless students happen to be from a rural area or train in […]

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  • Enter uniformity, Exit creativity

    In the past several years, the American Psychological Association has become concerned about the quality of graduate education. There is a great emphasis on making sure that all graduate students in psychology get the same training, are graded on the same criteria and therefore can be evaluated according to a uniform scale. This focus apparently […]

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  • Hoarding Differs from OCD

    Hoarding is a unique compulsion, so different from others that the DSM 5 now designates it as a separate disorder rather than a specific form of obsessive-compulsive disorder, as it was covered in earlier editions. Heather M. Chik, Ph.D., who gave a presentation at the Indiana Psychological Association’s Fall Conference, said hoarding is so different […]

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  • The more things change… Friedman and Nichols react to a new version of the MMPI

    Personality assessment is predicated on the empirically supported proposition that under similar circumstances, individuals will behave in a predictable manner. Friedman and Nichols’s recent article in The National Psychologist, “MMPI-3: Revision of MMPI-2 or Marketing Hype,” is a case in point. The prospect of a new MMPI version has triggered behavior nearly identical to their […]

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  • Ethics for Psychologists: African American Families, Diversity and Ethics

    The National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology as well as the American Psychological Association have determined that professional psychologists should pursue life-long learning in regard to a defined set of professional competencies. The aim of this discussion is to create a space for considering the close relationship of diversity and ethics in […]

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  • Ethical Considerations for Clinical Supervisors

    Clinical supervision is integral to graduate student training, postdoctoral licensure preparation and psychologists’ development of new competencies. Supervision may be mandated by licensing boards or employers to remediate psychologists’ practices following ethical violations. In these contexts, the impact of supervision on supervisees and their clients – for better or worse – can be momentous. Supervisees’ […]

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  • Supervising Students Isn’t Easy

    The supervision of a student in training to become a psychologist is serious business and it is not something that should be approached casually. For sure, the past 20 years have seen supervision evolve from an all-too-often casual process into something that is not only rather complex but is designed to take an individual with […]

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