The Root of the Healthcare Problem

It is my belief that we should view investments in healthcare as an investment in the future of our citizenry. That belief is well supported by evidence, both confirmatory and contradictory. On the confirmatory side we have studies that clearly demonstrate a link between health-related social spending and reductions in all cause morbidity and mortality. Investing in programs like school and afterschool programs, job training, and other aspects associated with healthcare results in an increase in life expectancy and an overall lowering of healthcare costs. Read more.

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Spotlight: Technology

Can Robots Teach Us How To Be Human?

As technology advances, robot sentience is no longer purely the speculation of science fiction writers. While we've been concerned with how robots interact with humans, a larger question has emerged: how could and should humans interact with robots? Read more.

Taking Photos Messes Up Your Memory

It's a familiar scene: you're at a concert, the music starts, and everyone pulls out their phones to record the performance for later. Artists and critics arguing that fans ought to live in the moment might have a point—taking photos lessens participants' ability to remember what it is they're documenting. Read more.

Brain-Training Games Don't Train Brains

The first large study to rigorously examine brain-training games using cognitive tests and brain imaging adds to the evidence that they are not particularly good at training brains. Read more.

Players of Violent Video Game Don't Have Emotionally Blunted Brains

A new paper examined a key argument of the assertion that violent video games make players aggressive, finding that excessive violent game play does not desensitize the emotional responsiveness of players. Read more.

Education Highlights

Stepping Up the Right Way: Best Practices in the Treatment of Persons with SMI in the Criminal Justice System- 7/19

This webinar will focus on the role of mental health providers in jail diversion, assisted outpatient treatment, and the components of an effective reentry program. Find out more.

Exploring and Involving a Person's Circle of Support to Improve Their Health and Wellness - 7/26

This  webinar from SAMHSA will provide an overview of the Consumer Centered Family Consultation approach and identify steps needed to implement a consumer's circle of support. Find out more.

Moral Injury Recognition and Care - 7/27

This webinar from the Center for Deployment Psychology will discuss the theoretical concept, emerging research, and challenges for the prevention, recognition, and care of moral injury. Participants will get 1 FREE CE! Find out more.

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Provide counseling for a diverse group of university students.

Congratulations to the 2017 Hall and Wellner Award Winners!

Announcing 2017 Winners of the National Register Awards

The National Register Board of Directors is pleased to announce this year’s Hall and Wellner award winners. Abbey J. Hughes, PhD, was awarded the 2017 Judy E. Hall, PhD, Early Career Psychologist Award. Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP, was awarded the 2017 Alfred M. Wellner, PhD, Lifetime Achievement Award. Congratulations and thanks to all who applied!

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 Vermont Licensure Mobility Added

The Vermont Board of Psychological Examiners just approved the National Register’s mobility program. For more information on applying under the endorsement provision, contact the Board office. View the complete list of National Register mobility jurisdictions.

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Internship Partnership Fund Grant 

The APF/National Register Internship Partnership Fund is currently accepting applications from APA- or CPA-accredited internship sites to support the creation of an additional internship slot. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2017. Find out more and apply.

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