Corrections system has career opportunities

The Federal Bureau of Prisons houses more than 200,000 inmates and remains the nation’s leading correctional system. With a doctoral level hiring standard for psychology service providers, the bureau currently employs more than 450 psychologists to address the multifaceted needs of federal inmates. Far beyond the simple importation of psychological principles and their application to […]

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  • Psychology board survives another Schwarzenegger assault

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger tried once again to eliminate the independent California Board of Psychology (BOP) in his 2009 budget proposal by combining it with a generic mental health board. But when negotiations with the legislature ended in Schwarzenegger’s signing a bundle of 34 money-saving bills in February, the psychology board remained intact. “At this point […]

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  • Concerns voiced over secrecy surrounding DSM-V

    Akron, Ohio – Two psychologists who were integrally involved in the development of the DSM-IV are critical of secrecy surrounding the DSM-V revision process. Peter E. Nathan, Ph.D., and Thomas A. Widiger, Ph.D., who held sessions on the history and development of the DSM at an April conference hosted by the Archives of the History […]

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  • Will Gamblers Get Out Alive?

    George lost his job and can’t afford a vacation, but says, “I have $40 so I may as well gamble – I might win thousands and be able to go on vacation.” These economic times are challenging all of us to make different financial decisions. During the Great Depression, gambling was up and last year […]

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  • APA Convention – Budget woes occupy Council deliberations

    Toronto – Tight budget considerations prompted by recession-related reductions in investment income prompted the APA’s Council of Representatives to spend much of its time in August sessions addressing dollar-and-cents issues. According to an article in ModernHealthcare.com posted May 4, 2009, after piloting the RAC program in several states, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) […]

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  • Women in war: The new combatants

    The inevitable truth is that the face of the American soldier is increasingly likely to be female. Although women have always served alongside their male counterparts, they were more likely to be in supportive roles stationed behind enemy lines out of harm’s way. The Persian Gulf War (PGW) was a critical turning point for women […]

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  • Binge eating disorder can be deadly

    Research suggests that eating disorders are the deadliest of all mental health disorders. Currently, Binge Eating Disorder (BED) or compulsive overeating is not officially a diagnostic category listed in the DSM-IV-TR. Therefore, patients struggling with binge eating disorder or “BED” may typically be classified under Eating Disorder NOS, which is the most commonly diagnosed eating […]

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