This course is comprised of select articles from the May/June 2016 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists (and other mental health professionals) informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are:
CMS Wrongfully Denying PQRS Incentives
Discusses challenges with reporting, changes to CMS criteria, and offers tips for success.
Psychology Lags in Helping Impaired Colleagues
Lists major obstacles to colleague assistance programs and provides suggestions for future enactment
Disclosures for Forensic Evaluations
Reviews ethical principles involved in forensic evaluations, including the informed disclosure process.
Reimbursement Diagnoses May Be Co-Morbid
Discusses ways the clinician can ethically, clinically and professionally work around the dilemma of insurance reimbursement by attending to, documenting and treating co-morbid conditions.
Crossing the Mental Health Court Chasm to Community Mental Health
Debates prison reform, mass incarceration in America, and the need to restructure the approach to criminal justice.
Challenging a Mandate to Adopt EHRs
Lists the dangers of electronic health record mandates and offers advice for psychotherapists to stay aware of potential dangers and safeguard their freedom to make informed decisions about client privacy.
Evidence-Based Treatment for Veterans with Military Sexual Trauma
Describes the experiences of male and female service members who were sexually assaulted or harassed and offers evidence-based treatment options available today.
Therapy Tidbits – Includes the National Psychologist Articles and Quizzes
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