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convention

What a wonderful gathering of the clan. Hundreds of NYSPA members coming together for education and good cheer. I found the keynote by Allen Frances,MD to be one of the highlights.His review of the history of DSM as well as … Continue reading

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DSM 5

DSM 5 will be out in a week or so. Do we need to use it??? We never needed to use DSM 4. DSM is for a description of diagnostic criteria only. If you want to get paid you use … Continue reading

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Mental Health and Stigma

I once had neighbors who were fascinated by my being a psychologist.Question after question would be asked about my field.I later learned that they were in couples therapy but didn’t want anyone to know.So why the secret? Why stigma? People … Continue reading

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Regional Differences

When I post information on my blog or in the Dispatch I will often get a response from a member saying that my information does not seem to apply to them so I must be wrong. What they may not … Continue reading

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Further updates on Exemptions

As the legislators rush to finish the budget we are getting info on the state of current negotiations. Seems that they are kicking the can down the road. No fix in sight. 3 year extension. what will happen during this … Continue reading

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Exemption Update

As you may recall the state agencies which were granted exemptions a decade ago were told to hire licensed psychologists so they would be in compliance by this year. This year the exemptions were to end. Except that Governor Cuomo … Continue reading

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DSM 5 or ICD 9

DSM 5 is scheduled for release in May 2013. There will be major changes in the codes and categories offered.There will be controversy. But are we compelled to use it? We actually have a choice. We can choose to use … Continue reading

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