• Louisiana RxP psychologist defends regulatory change

    Editor’s Note: In an article in the January/February edition of The National Psychologist, some psychologists in Louisiana expressed concern that a change transferring oversight of “medical psychologists” to the state medical board threatens the autonomy of non-prescribing psychologists. The following is a response from a leader of the MP movement. In 2009, Louisiana’s legislature overwhelmingly […]

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  • Law impacts psychology

    Over the past several years many articles have appeared in this newspaper for practitioners dealing with various aspects of psychology and the law. Some dealt with a substantive area of psychology and its impact on the law, for example research on children’s memories and the implications for interviewing children and using them as witnesses. Another […]

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  • Telephone therapy seems to work

    The other day one of my patients came into my office upset and sobbing. She told me that life is too difficult to go on, and the day’s events did not help. On the way to my office, she got stuck in heavy traffic. Fearing she would miss our session, she entered the car pool […]

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  • RxP bill passes in Oregon legislature

    Prescription authority for properly trained psychologists was approved in the last week of February by both houses of the Oregon legislature. The Oregonian newspaper reported that the bill underwent extensive discussion by a work group made up of medical and psychological experts. The bill passed the Senate 18-11 and the House 48-9. Psychologists would not […]

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  • Mental health ‘carve-outs’ sue to block parity

    A group of insurance interests have filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking to block rules adopted to enforce the federal parity law. Mental health advocates say the court action demonstrates that the struggle for parity between health and mental health insurance coverage is far from over despite the […]

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