Market good for psychologists as EAP providers

For better or worse, professional psychology has left the building for health care, evidence-based treatments and practicing at the top of our licenses. Economically, life is getting tougher and tougher for independent practitioner psychologists. Psychology as health care has brought a greater emphasis on diagnosis. Some would insist that a diagnosed mental illness is the […]

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  • SPTAs help members deal with economic uncertainty

    Many members of state, provincial, and territorial psychological associations (SPTAs) are facing stressful times in the current economic environment. Those of us working for SPTAs know that the income of many of our members is down or you are working harder and longer for the same income. Throughout this recession the SPTAs continue to create […]

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  • Risk Management: When Marital Therapy Isn’t

    At a recent workshop someone in attendance asked if the following was acceptable: A couple had been referred to a psychologist for marital therapy. Discovering that their insurance policy did not specifically cover marital therapy, the psychologist decided to identify one member of the dyad as the patient, give that person a DSM diagnosis (which […]

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  • Risk Management: When Marital Therapy Is

    The article “When Marital Therapy Isn’t” in the September/October edition of The National Psychologist appears to have generated questions and concern on the part of many psychologists who read it. Some apparently thought that the article was stating the use of the CPT code 90847 was inappropriate for couple’s therapy. That was not the case […]

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  • Psychologists and Allies Trying to Reform ERISA; insurance industry wields big stick

    With more than 200 of the 435 House members signed on as cosponsors of H.R. 1415, legislation to fix ERISA, psychologists and other mental health professionals have recently directed streams of supportive letters and encouragement to Rep. Charles Norwood (R-Ga), the principal sponsor.       They rejoice in the prospect that, finally, 24 years after enactment […]

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