Happy Thanksgiving: A Time for Reflection and Gratitude
Next week our American Registrants celebrate Thanksgiving—our truly national holiday. We are reminded to take a moment to give thanks to our veterans, their families, and those psychologists who provide much valued care to those who sacrifice to serve our country. Read more.
In the News
- The APF/National Register Internship Partnership Fund is featured in APA’s November 2015 Monitor on Psychology.
- A NIMH study shows that coordinated specialty care produces better clinical and functional outcomes for first episode psychosis. In response, Medicaid announced they will cover the treatment, emphasizing the need for increased access to CSC.
- SAMHSA issued a report on the development of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in young people, complete with clinical best practices.
- The changing vocabulary of mental health conditions shows the evolution of how we diagnose, treat, and think about the various conditions that can arise in the human mind.
- There's an app for that (or 1,536, to be exact): British psychologists examine the efficacy of increasingly popular app-based psychological interventions.
- With football season amping up, the debate over the mascot of Washington's football team is replaced with highlight reels of touchdowns. This report tackles the psychological and social impact that Native Mascots have on American Indian youth.
How a Marine Unit's High Suicide Rate Got That Way
Since coming back from Afghanistan in 2008, the Second Battalion, Seventh Marine has lost 13 members to suicide. This conversation about the devastating effects of combat features two Marines from the battalion and the health scientist who studied them. Read more.
Treating Military Sexual Trauma
Despite the number of reports increasing by 88% since 2007, many experts believe that the majority of sexual assaults in the military still go unreported. This study examines issues stemming from sexual trauma and the utilization of mental health care services by female veterans. Read more.
Research Helps Spot Soldiers at Risk for Workplace Violence
With a newly developed computer model, researchers were able to successfully predict which 5% of soldiers committed more than 1/3 of all major Army workplace violent crimes. This model could help identify service members needing intensive interventions. Read more.
Give an Hour Celebrates 10 Years of Service
You can volunteer by ‘giving an hour’ of pro bono mental health services in your community to those affected by their or a loved one’s military service. Find out more.
Resource Guides for Serving Veterans
SAMHSA compiled this guide to help healthcare professionals provide culturally competent and quality healthcare services to veterans. The Real Warriors Campaign features online courses on clinical concerns and how to best understand military culture. The Center for Deployment Psychology has a variety of in-person and online courses, many of which offer CE credits.
New Continuing Education Courses on www.e-Psychologist.org
New courses from the most recent Register Report are live on the National Register's CE site, www.e-Psychologist.org. Earn 6 credits from these new articles, or check out the archives for hundreds more!
VA & DoD Webcast on Treating PTSD in Veterans with TBI: December 4th
This session will focus on the relationship between TBI and PTSD, including challenges in treatment and intervention and the effectiveness of standard PTSD treatments when used on veterans with TBI. Participants can earn 1 CE credit for attending. Find out more.
APAGS Webinar on Implementing Social Justice Principles in Practice: December 10th
This session from the Committee for the Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Diversity will focus on how to provide a personal, political, and contextually relevant psychology, particularly when working with underserved and disenfranchised communities. Space is limited, so enroll today! Find out more.
New from the Job Board
Child and Adolescent Program Director - Chicago, IL
Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago is seeking a Licensed Clinical Psychologist to provide leadership in the growth and development of their child and adolescent program.
Clinical Health Psychologist - Austin, TX
Behavioral Health Consultants are looking to add two early career psychologists to their growing medical-psychology liaison practice.
Counselor - Portland, OR
Portland Community College seeks a Counselor to provide guidance to students and teach courses in addition to one-on-one counseling.
Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship - Atlanta, GA
Georgia Pediatric Psychology is looking for 4 postdoctoral fellows for their intensive 12-month training program in Clinical Child Psychology.
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Los Angeles, CA
This NIMH-funded fellowship at UCLA aims to develop researchers to bridge between clinical research on psychotic disorders and cognitive and affective science and neuroscience.
Mental Illness Research and Treatment Fellowship - Waco, TX
The VISN 17 Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans is accepting applications for a 2-year program at the Waco VA Medical Center aimed at addressing war veterans with co-occurring disorders.
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