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Experiential learning comes from cultural immersion & autism

While completing a graduate program in clinical psychology, there come difficulties, and with them come opportunities for growth through experiential learning. One growth opportunity for me is through navigating this training process while on the autism spectrum. For most people, social aspects of navigating the world come naturally, but I have to learn as though […]

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    Improving health through community policies gains momentum

    Picture a city where walking and bike paths are abundant, most restaurants offer tasty plant-based options and grocery store displays of candy in the checkout aisle don’t exist. Residents can join small walking groups, garden in community plots, lunch at potlucks, take cooking classes, meet neighbors at “Wine at 5” events and attend life-purpose discussion […]

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  • 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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  • 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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    Geropsychologists find success, satisfaction with all manner of online training

    While many psychologists who provide behavioral health services to older adults are bemoaning 2021 Medicare cuts, online gero-entrepreneurs are helping older adults, family caregivers and staff in long-term care in locations around the world and getting paid for their expertise – with no dependence on insurance and without leaving home. Training webinars conducted through Zoom, […]

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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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