Announcing the Internship Partnership Fund
The National Register is extremely pleased to announce the launch of the Internship Partnership Fund. This endowment, developed in collaboration with the American Psychological Foundation, will address the continuing gap between available accredited internship slots and eligible students applying for those positions. With the launch of this fundraising initiative, the National Register takes a leadership position in solving a major issue for the profession. Read More
August 2015 News
Oregon State Legislature Passes Law for Integrating Behavioral and Physical Health Services in Patient-Centered Primary Care Homes The bill, SB832, championed by former Oregon Psychological Association president Dr. Robin Henderson, permits patient centered primary care homes and behavioral health homes to use billing codes applicable in primary care and urgent care settings. Read More
The Check Your Drinking Survey This 18-question survey is anonymous and is designed to help individuals and their healthcare providers answer questions about drinking habits. A final report is generated upon completion of the survey, which can be printed or emailed directly to yourself or a healthcare professional. Read More
Jail and Mental Illness Intersect in Chicago's Cook County Jail with Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia as Warden Dr. Jones Tapia is one of the first clinical psychologists to run a jail, and internal estimates of the Cook County jail say that as many as one-third of the 8,600 inmates there are mentally ill. While she was an unusual choice to lead the jail, more and more facilities are beginning to understand that psychological expertise and unique inter-personal approaches have their place in jails across the country. Read More
Co-Occurring Disorder Toolkit The Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions has created a toolkit of resources for individual providers and healthcare organizations that treat clients with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Read More
Guidebook of Professional Practices for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration: Observations from Exemplary Sites SAMHSA and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has created a guidebook identifying successful professional practices for integrated care workforce settings. This practice-based guide is aimed at identifying successful integration approaches to high-quality integrated care delivery. Read More
"Mental Health Across the Lifespan" Initiative NIMH, NICHD, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. collaborated to create a video raising awareness about mental health issues affecting women and their families throughout the lifespan, including postpartum depression, bullying, and aging. The initiative places particular emphasis on the importance of symptom recognition and seeking treatment. Read More
Taking St. John's Wort for Depression Carries Risks St. John’s wort is a popular herbal therapy for depression, but a new Australian study identified adverse reactions among users similar to those report for the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, and generics). The side effects included anxiety, panic attacks, dizziness, nausea, and increased blood pressure. Read More
Attention-Control Video Game Curbs Combat Veterans' PTSD Symptoms A study conducted by NIMH and Israeli researchers that tested two treatment approaches to PTSD in U.S. and Israeli combat veterans identified a computerized attention-control training program that significantly reduced the veterans’ preoccupation with—or avoidance of—threat and attendant PTSD symptoms. Read More
Significant Increase in Suicide Incidents in Black Children Obscured by Stable Overall Suicide Rate in Children in the U.S. between 1993-2012 JAMA Pediatrics published a study on suicide deaths and suicide rates among children ages 5 to 11. While acknowledging that little is known about the epidemiology of suicide in this age group, a significant increase in suicide by black children, especially black boys, is identified. Read More
Web Conference: Responding to Suicide Clusters on College Campuses on Aug. 20 at 1:30PM SAMHSA and The JED Foundation will present a two-part webinar on suicide prevention and college mental health issues, specifically the current understanding of suicide clusters on college campuses. Risk contagion, effective communication, intervention, and community and media response will also be addressed. Links to additional print resources are also available online. Read More
New AHRQ Web Tool Provides Access to Hospital Discharge Data Fast Stats, released in July by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), provides state-by-state data on hospital discharges, insurance payments, categories of conditions and diagnoses, and more. Created to support AHRQ’s ongoing efforts to increase public access to healthcare data, it can be used to analyze the effects of Medicaid expansion and other provisions of the ACA on hospital utilization levels and payment sources. Read More
Addiction and Treatment in Healthcare Professionals Despite common beliefs that healthcare professionals (HCPs) demonstrate healthier lifestyles and habits than the general population, substance misuse and addiction rates are no different among HCPs than in the general population. Prescription drug abuse and addiction are five times higher among physicians than the general population, with especially high rates of benzodiazepine and opioid abuse. Read More
Applications for National Register Credentialing Scholarships Due October 15, 2015
These scholarships help doctoral students, postdocs, and early career psychologists become credentialed as Health Service Psychologists by covering the cost of the application and registration fees. Once credentialed by the National Register, you gain immediate access to all of our benefits. Click here to learn more about the scholarship program.
Sourcebook of References on Gun Violence
In response to the Charleston rampage and other recent episodes of mass gun violence, the National Register has compiled a sourcebook of references for psychologists working with individuals, policy makers, and communities affected by these tragedies. Read More
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