Early Career Psychologists: Associations offer ECPs many advantages

Data from the American Psychological Association’s (APA) surveys on the demographics of our workforce show that there are approximately n= 94,048 actively licensed psychologists, unevenly distributed across the United States. California leads the pack at n= 15,321, followed by New York at n= 10,462, Illinois at n= 5,155, and Florida at n= 4,370. Some states […]

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  • Integrated Care Offers Opportunities for Early Career Psychologists

    Early career professionals play an important role in the future of integrated primary care behavioral health. Integrated care has evolved over the past two decades but this continues to be a young field as it relates to primary care practice transformation. As more integrated primary care practices are established, the health care system will continue […]

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  • Creating a forensic subspecialty

    There are many reasons to add a forensic subspecialty in your practice. Maybe you are becoming burned out by the demands of HIPAA and managed care; who wouldn’t be? Perhaps you have excellent assessment skills and would like to use them in a different and more challenging arena. Maybe you could use a new revenue […]

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  • Does Psychology Have a Viable Future?

    There is a considerable literature on the development, evolution and future of professional psychology from the 1940s to its prospects in the emerging health care system. In the years ahead, our profession will be significantly impacted by the Affordable Care Act and the integration of mental health into primary care. A rosy future was predicted […]

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  • Expand the pie to get a bigger piece

    The listservs have been humming with questions and complaints like never before. The issues are significant: Medicare payments are cut, yet again. The Medicare PQRS system must be used now to avoid penalties in the future. New CPT codes are confusing. Insurance companies are taking advantage of the new codes to redesign payment systems in […]

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  • 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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  • Ethical ways for psychologists to counteract negative reviews online

    If you Google your name, the first page of search results may show ratings from Healthgrades, Yelp and similar sites. Sometimes these ratings are less than kind. And sometimes they’re not even posted by real clients. Upon seeing a negative review, your first thought might be, “How do I get this removed?” Check the website’s […]

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  • Track and market outcome results

    Private practitioners are continually challenged to come up with new ways of attracting clients. Rather than learning trendy new treatments to lure new customers, imagine being able to measure and market the quality of your services more effectively. Few clinicians have ventured into this powerful way to position a private practice: focusing on improving and […]

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  • Primary Care Openings Abound Now for Psychologists

    Becoming behavioral care consultants (BHC) on primary care teams is no longer a future for psychologists to consider — it’s a present reality with growing opportunities. “Integrated care is white hot, it’s smoking,” Ronald O’Donnell, Ph.D., said at a conference held here Oct. 19-20 that was co-sponsored by the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy […]

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  • Track and Market Outcome Results

    Private practitioners are continually challenged to come up with new ways of attracting clients. Rather than learning trendy new treatments to lure new customers, imagine being able to measure and market the quality of your services more effectively. Few clinicians have ventured into this powerful way to position a private practice: focusing on improving and […]

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