Separating Fact From Fiction
The de facto treatment in this country for most mental conditions is pharmacological, in spite of accumulating evidence that this strategy is suboptimal. Integrating psychological services into a healthcare delivery system where medications predominate can lead to the implementation of more effective clinical interventions. As the U.S. healthcare system lumbers towards change, it is essential to examine the evidence underlying our assumptions about effective mental health service provision. Read more.
In the News
- SAMHSA compiled a report on the cost efficacy of integrated care.
- A hospital study found that nearly half of all teens visiting the emergency department show signs of PTSD and report peer violence and cyber bullying.
- Corruption corrupts: a psychological study spanning 23 countries links higher national rates of tax evasion and political fraud to more truth-stretching by individuals.
- A new paper on the psychology of aging shows just how important it is to have social goals late in life.
- Quit your job: a midlife career shift can be good for cognition, well-being, and longevity.
- This teen stopped playing football after the movie Concussion increased his awareness about the damaging effects of football-related head injuries.
- This Frontline investigation examined how the heroin epidemic differs in communities of color.
- "Americanitis," the disease of living too fast, is a 19th century nervous condition that shaped the way modern Americans think about health and happiness.
- Good for business? Psychologists and massage therapists report 'Trump Anxiety' among patients.
- This report on mental health among community college students shows that many are too distressed to learn.
Spotlight: Myths Busted
The Study That Found That Most Psychology Studies Are Wrong Was Wrong
Psychologists breathed a sigh of relief when researchers determined that last fall's replication study was flawed. The original study, which reported that only 39 of 100 landmark psychological experiments could be replicated, was found to be riddled with methodical errors, leading to a gross over-estimation of the failure rate. Read more.
Antidepressants More Harmful Than Reported
An in-depth analysis of clinical trials revealed that drug companies have been under-reporting the negative side effects of antidepressants to the medical community and public, including suicide attempts and aggressive behavior of trial participants. Read more.
No Excuse for the Red Sports Car: The Midlife Crisis Is a Myth
Since the concept was introduced in the 1960s, researchers have tried, and failed, to find evidence of a widespread midlife crisis. They believe only about 10% of the population experiences such a crisis. More common is 'midlife ennui,' a state afflicting middle-aged people around the globe. Read more.
Turns Out Opposites Don't Attract
Contrary to common belief, people tend to pair up with those similar to them, in qualities like physical attributes, education, income, personality, and psychiatric condition. Read more.
A Zero-Effect for Ego Depletion
20 years ago, Baumeister and Tice's influential experiment established a foundation for understanding self-control. The study, which has since been cited over 3,000 times, is having its own replication crisis: in 24 labs around the world, ego depletion has shown no effect. Read more.
People with Schizophrenia Do Hear Voices: Their Own
Whenever a person hears their own voice, an unconscious recognition circuit lights up in the brain. Neurologists believe schizophrenic patients have a defect in this circuit, and the voices they hear are their own subvocal speech. Read more.
Practical Strategies to Providing a Multi-Generational Approach to Integrated Care
This SAMHSA webinar on March 29th will discuss how to go beyond providing services just to the individual by recognizing the interrelationship of the extended network of the family. Find out more.
Celiac Disease Foundation National Conference
The National Register is partnering with the Celiac Disease Foundation to provide CEUs to psychologists who attend the CDF Conference in Pasadena, CA, on April 30th. Registration is FREE for licensed mental health professionals and includes breakfast, lunch, and 5.5 CEUs. Find out more.
New on the Job Board
- Pain Management and Research Fellowship- Boston, MA
Work with patients with chronic pain an interdisciplinary setting.
- Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Program - Bronx, NY
A comprehensive two year clinical and research fellowship.
- Clinical Psychology Fellowship- New Orleans, LA
One year VA clinical fellowship with emphasis on health psychology and integrated care.
- Primary Care Psychologist- Waco, TX
Work with patients referred by local pediatricians in this integrated clinic.
- Associate Clinical Professor- College Park, MD
The University of Maryland seeks a professor to start in the fall term.
- Clinical Psychologist- Hartford, CT
This combined clinical/research unit specializes in CBT for anxiety and mood-related problems and research.
Benefit Highlight: Credentials Verification
In addition to licensing boards, the National Register works with healthcare organizations, hospitals, and employers to verify credentials and help recruit qualified psychologists. Find out more.
Donate Today and Strengthen the Future of our Profession
The National Register's Internship Partnership Fund was launched to provide resources to APA- and CPA-accredited internship sites to increase the number of available internship placements. This endowment is a joint venture with the American Psychological Foundation. Read more and donate to this effort.
Applications for Credentialing Scholarships Due April 15, 2016
These scholarships help doctoral students, postdocs, and early career psychologists become credentialed as Health Service Psychologists by covering the cost of the application fees. Find out more about the scholarship program and apply.