Hoffman Report’s flaws should be acknowledged

February 5, 2020

For the past decade, members of Division 48 (Peace) and Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the APA have filed and/or supported licensure... Read more...

Sexually kinky clients present ethical issues

February 4, 2020

Kink can be broadly defined by the compound acronym BDSM, which stands for bondage and discipline, domination and submission, sadism... Read more...

Settlement sought in Hoffman Report suit

February 4, 2020

American Psychological Association (APA) officials are “hopeful” a lawsuit sparked by the Hoffman Report can be settled soon but... Read more...

Employee vs independent contractor – why it matters

July 21, 2019

Some practice owners bring on new clinicians as independent contractors rather than as employees, which saves the practice owner money,... Read more...

Court ruling could affect psychologists

May 31, 2019

A case decided in a Connecticut court in December has broad ramifications for psychologists, including limiting a practitioner’s... Read more...

Closing private psychologist practice not for faint of heart

November 19, 2018

The closing of a private practice is a complex process inclusive of ethical, legal, financial and emotional issues. I found a handy-dandy... Read more...

Letter: HIPAA preempts state laws

November 17, 2018

HIPAA preempts any state law that restricts a patient’s access to their records. It requires that you release a copy of the patient’s... Read more...

Should psychologists abide by the Goldwater Rule?

July 25, 2018

I started my work on this article with a Google search using “Donald Trump’s mental health.” There were about 8.8 million results,... Read more...

Ethics for psychologists: Supervising in the age of #MeToo, trigger warning and safe spaces

July 24, 2018

The popular press in the United States has recently been replete with allegations of misconduct by people, primarily men, in positions... Read more...

VA’s telehealth rule raises licensing concerns

July 24, 2018

A sweeping move by the Veterans Administration to permit staff psychologists to conduct telemental health sessions with veterans across... Read more...

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