Articles, Leading Stories

September 18th, 2023

Vermont establishes mental health urgent care centers as alternatives to emergency departments

By Danielle Ray

Vermont is addressing the ever-growing mental health crisis with a forward-thinking idea –mental health urgent care centers across the state, including an inaugural one...

September 18th, 2023

Changing times require adaptation

By John Grohol, Psy.D.

Changing times require flexibility and resilience in clinical practice. The old ways of doing things are not always going to be keeping with the times and the needs of...

September 4th, 2023

The doctor is in: Calling yourself a Dr.

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

What does it mean when a patient addresses you by your first name? Even when offering psychiatric help for the low price of five cents, Lucy (from the Peanuts comic strip)...

September 4th, 2023

How to elect a president

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

Four years go by fast, especially at my age. The last four have given us the COVID pandemic, the war in Ukraine, the emergence of artificial intelligence, record breaking heat...

August 6th, 2023

NE states consider legalizing Psilocybin

By Beth Negus Viveiros

Bills that could decriminalize psilocybin for therapeutic purposes are under consideration in several New England states.

Psilocybin is the primary psychoactive compound...

August 5th, 2023

MPA highlights legislative priorities

By New England Psychologist Staff

Legislation for participation in PSYPACT® and to improve transparency of consumer health insurance rights and parity are among the priorities supported by the Massachusetts...

August 5th, 2023

Whistler’s son

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

My father was a whistler. He whistled while he waited for the bus and for the family to get ready to go wherever we were going with him. And he whistled in his hospital bed...

August 4th, 2023

BCBS of Massachusetts expands network of mental health providers

By Eileen Weber

What if your insurance company told you that you could get an appointment with a mental healthcare provider in just a few days, not several months?

Since the beginning...

July 14th, 2023

Vermont aims for passage of prescriptive authority bill in 2024

By Andrew Cromarty

Could this help the prescriber shortage?

In 2017, Connecticut sought to join New Mexico,...

July 5th, 2023

Study: Vets show decrease in suicidal thoughts, behaviors during pandemic

By Susan Gonsalves

Subset group has these experiences for first time

Some evidence suggests the COVID-19 pandemic led to increases in loneliness, isolation, substance use, and...