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 […]

Share Button
Continue Reading ...
  • Transition to ‘Dr.’ stirs anxiety

    A few weeks ago I wrapped up an intake at my internship and the client’s mother turned to me and said, “Thanks, Dr. Shale!” As I awkwardly corrected her, reminding her that I’m not quite a doctor yet and still a student under supervision, I realized that this could be one of the last times […]

    Share Button
    Continue Reading ...
  • Focus Given to Psychologists’ Role in Universal Education

    New York – War, poverty, malnutrition and illness are just a few of the barriers and deprivations contributing to a lack of access to education for children worldwide. In observance of World Health Day 2011, the United Nations Psychology Day Conference was dedicated to the role psychologists play in achieving universal access to education. According […]

    Share Button
    Continue Reading ...
  • Conference offers great tips for establishing and growing independent practices

    Strategies for launching, growing and revitalizing independent practices were featured at the first annual APA Division 42 Fast Forward Conference held in San Diego, Oct. 5-6. About 160 attended the sessions at the Rancho Bernardo Inn and Spa. Headline speakers included Steven Walfish, Ph.D., author of many books on making a practice successful; Keely Kolmes, […]

    Share Button
    Continue Reading ...