Cardiac programs need psychologists

Kent Eichenauer, Psy.D., tells us that “Psychologist Wanted” signs are being posted on the doors of cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs across the country — metaphorically speaking anyway. These signal a great opportunity for psychologists considering stepping into this area of health psychology.

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  • Therasoft Online Offers Good Service at Good Prices

    Therasoft is a web-based comprehensive practice management software suite designed specifically to meet the needs of mental health practitioners. The basic software package offers clinical documentation, billing, payment and insurance claims filing and scheduling features for an affordable monthly service charge. Optional features include integrated credit card payment processing, dictation, fingerprint login, customized websites, encrypted […]

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  • Psychotherapy code changes confuse providers, payers

    January brought changes in the business of psychotherapy with a new family of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes that are wreaking havoc, and APA underestimated the con-fusion that would ensue. A Sept. 13 email to members said, “The changes are minimal.” “We have total chaos out there on these codes with both the providers and […]

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  • Psychiatric Association Clears DSM-5 for Publication

    The American Psychiatric Association announced Dec. 1 that the diagnostic criteria of the controversial DSM-5 revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual has been approved by the association’s board of trustees. That approval clears the way for the DSM-5 to be published in May to replace the current DSM-IV-TR. Since the draft of the DSM-5 […]

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  • Conversion Therapy Ruling Appealed in California

    A Virginia-based evangelical Christian organization is seeking an emergency hearing in the 9th District Federal Court of Appeals in San Francisco to stop the Jan. 1 implementation of California’s first-in-the-nation ban on conversion therapy for minors. Liberty Counsel, which is affiliated the Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., asked for the hearing following a […]

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  • Assessment of learning disabilities in adults should be evidence-based

    Most clinicians are aware that learning disabilities arise early in development, are presumed to be neurologically based and often run in families. Yet, when reviewing reports I am frequently surprised to see that many clinicians are not aware of the evidence base on these disorders. Statements I have found in reports include: Test scatter indicates […]

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  • My Mentor: Milton H. Erickson, MD

    For one to have a mentor in life is fortunate. But to have Milton H. Erickson, MD, as a mentor was the chance in a lifetime. I studied with Erickson from 1973 to 1980, traveling intermittently to Phoenix before I moved there in 1978 to be closer to him. I have had both the privilege […]

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  • APA’s Anderson discusses gun violence during parley with Sebelius, Holder

    The American Psychological Association’s CEO was among about 20 mental health experts to meet in early January with top Obama cabinet members to discuss violence prevention in the wake of the school killings in Newtown, Conn. Norman B. Anderson, Ph.D., said that during his meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services […]

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  • Psychologist Organizations React to DSM-5

    Two national organizations for practicing psychologists are concerned about the potentially harmful impact on patients when the revised DSM-5 is released in May but their efforts are not coordinated in part from a fail- ure to communicate. The National Alliance of Professional Practicing Psychologists (NAPPP), formed in 2006 by psychologists who felt the American Psychological […]

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  • State Updates

    North Carolina – The North Carolina Psychological Association is working to familiarize psychologists with a change of state law on client confidentiality that became effective in 2012. Under the law, mental health providers may share client information with other mental health or medical health providers without obtaining written consent from the client when necessary to […]

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