APA’s Council of Representatives has recently approved a Clinical Practice Guideline for the treatment of PTSD. Arguments for and against the use of clinical practice guidelines have been extensively—even ferociously—debated in psychology. Some point to accrued evidence supporting the use of specific therapies, others fear a devolution to prescriptive, mechanized treatments. Whether pro or con, discussions of guidelines must take into consideration the fact that regardless of the modality employed, effect sizes for mental health interventions are not terribly convincing to begin with. In this column, I’ll examine the new guideline and some of the assumptions underlying it.
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Call for Task Force Members: The Board of Educational Affairs Task Force to Develop Education and Training Guidelines for Psychological Assessment in Health Service Psychology Training
The American Psychological Association’s Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) is currently seeking members to serve on a Task Force to develop education and training guidelines for psychological assessment in health service psychology (HSP) training. Nominations Due March 29th by 5pm EDT.
National Register signed the Mental Health Liaison Group’s letter supporting the passage of H.R. 2345, The National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2017.
National Register signed the Mental Health Liaison Group’s letter to Veterans Affairs requesting more information on their next steps for implementing the recommendations made from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) new report.
Registrant Helene Satz, PsyD, ABPP, CGP, will be presented the 2018 Harold S. Bernard Group Psychotherapy Training Award by the International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists. Congratulations!
This scholarship, funded by contributions from Cesar Gonzalez, PhD, ABPP, NLPA, ABPP-F and the National Register provides recipients with $1,500 towards the completion of ABPP board certification.