APAPO dues assessment draws new lawsuit

The legal battle over annual dues assessments charged practicing psychologists to support the American Psychological Association Practice Organization (APAPO) has been reignited in a suit filed March 27 in the U.S. District Court for Southern California. The law firm of Tycko and Zavareei LLP of Washington, D.C., filed a class action suit against the American […]

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  • DeLeon Retiring as Senator’s Chief of Staff

    The cluster of degrees behind his name shows that Patrick H. DeLeon, Ph.D., M.P.H., J.D., is no stranger to classrooms, and now that he’s retiring as chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawaii, he expects to return to them but this time as an instructor who can draw on 38 years of […]

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  • APA Plans To Restructure Practice Directorate To Comply With IRS Rules

    In a major action at its February 2000 Council of Representatives meeting, the American Psychological Association is expected to consider a proposal to reorganize APA by creating a new companion organization. APA is expected to separate the Practice Directorate’s government relations activities and other related functions, and place them in a companion organization by forming […]

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  • Dr. Laura – APA feud ends nonviolently

    How can a 150,000-member organization overcome the force and influence of one powerful personality when the name is “Dr. Laura” Schlessinger? After trying to unsuccessfully allay a public relations nightmare lasting three months which threatened to shake the American Psychological Assn. at its core, the episode came to a tranquil–perhaps even a potentially productive–end. First, […]

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  • After Last Year’s Boisterous Licensing Boards Row, This Year’s Exchange Is Civil

    WASHINGTON–What started out as a shouting match over licensing board statistics at the American Psychological Association (APA) convention in Boston last year evolved into a peaceful discussion about the same subject this year. Randall P. Reeves, J.D., director of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Board (ASPPB), promised not to scream as he did […]

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  • 2001 goal: strengthen federal and state MH parity laws

    Thirty-three states now offer parity legislation to their citizens which presumes that benefits for mental illness will be equal to physical illness. But these promises have failed to satisfy Americans who believe major inequities persist. While the principle of creating parity between mental and physical illness is laudable, the results todate have disappointed. Insurance interests […]

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  • Two Cincinnati Psychologists Stop Doing Business With HMOs

    Cincinnati, OH–Two prominent Cincinnati psychologists have publicly announced that they will no longer do business with HMOs. Actually, an eight-column headline in the Cincinnati Enquirer recently carried the issue a step further, announcing the two had “fired” HMOs from their practice operations. Jill Bley, Ph.D. has long specialized in treating people with sexual disorders, and […]

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  • Masters In Psychology, A ‘Doormat’ No More, Intent On Flexing Muscles, Catching Up

    Leaders of the masters in psychology organization are determined to forge ahead which means altering the relationship between themselves and “orthodox psychology,” the title they ascribe to the American Psychological Association. Ted Dorfman, M.A., of Pittsburgh, has led the NorthAmerican Masters in Psychology (NAMP) for the past two years, asserts that attempting to work with […]

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  • Dispute’s End Not In Sight Yet, But Masters, APA A Step Closer

    “The vast majority of masters-trained people in psychology from Vermont who take the national licensing exam pass it. I passed that exam better than 80% of the rest of the nation. I am proud to say that it is my belief if I pass the standards that APA has established which we agree to be […]

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  • After 40 years on sidelines, Zimbardo seeks APA presidency–and wins

    Since receiving his Ph.D. from Yale University 40 years ago, Philip G. Zimbardo, Ph.D. never contemplated a political role for himself in APA leadership. A seasoned, eminent academic and researcher at Stanford University for 32 years, he was rarely seen among the APA partisans who criss-cross the country on the “Red Eye” from San Francisco […]

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