Columnists, In Person

June 3rd, 2024

Remembering Dan Wakefield

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

When acclaimed author Dan Wakefield passed away on March 13, the world lost a voice of compassion and conscience, and I lost a kind and generous mentor. Dan was a journalist,...

May 1st, 2024

Limping with the bulls: A psychologist tests the market

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

Things are quiet this morning and my heart is beating at its usual steady rate. The adrenaline that was coursing through my body yesterday at this time has subsided with the...

March 30th, 2024

I’m dead, now what?

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

This provocative title caught my eye at the local bookstore several years ago. It is a practical workbook that functions as both an organizer and end-of-life planner. My...

March 30th, 2024

Thoughts on this issue’s topics

By John Grohol, Psy.D.

This is an interesting issue in which our contributors explore a wealth of timely topics for clinicians. Our cover story by Phyllis Hanlon takes a deep dive into the diversity,...

March 29th, 2024

Psychologists and poets

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

Apri is National Poetry Month, and psychologists everywhere are writing poetry.
With Wordsworth they are recollecting intense emotion in tranquility
and helping...

March 4th, 2024

My life with telescopes

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

“You have a telescope! Use it much? What can you see? Can we take it outside and look at the moon?” Our visitor is asking about the telescope in the corner or our living...

March 1st, 2024

Make me an offer: How third-party negotiators suppress out of network claims

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

As sensational as this title may sound, in August of 2023, AdventHealth brought an antitrust lawsuit against MultiPlan, Inc. a third-party business that negotiates out of...

February 18th, 2024


By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

I am writing today by the dim light filtering into the room from a troubled sky. The rain has been constant since yesterday and the trees, stripped of their leaves, sway with...

February 3rd, 2024

Marketing to the public versus peers

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

When I began my career, in the early 1990s, word of mouth, recommendations from health providers and insurance provider directories were the primary methods I used to find a...

January 5th, 2024

The overscheduled practitioner

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

“People don’t change.” This was relayed to me within my first week on the job by a psychologist, 30 years older than myself. As a researcher, he had some basis for this...

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