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November 1st, 2017

Psychologist management jobs are highest paid

By Janine Weisman

The median annual salary for full-time psychologists holding doctorates or highest professional degrees in the United States was $85,000 in 2015, up from $80,000 in 2013,...

November 1st, 2017

Union wants metal detectors at Department of Mental Health sites

By Susan Gonsalves

Representatives of workers at inpatient mental health facilities around Massachusetts fear that it’s inevitable people will be seriously injured or killed if action is not...

November 1st, 2017

Online program to address insomnia in young cancer survivors

By Susan Gonsalves

Pediatric cancer survivors suffer the effects of insomnia even after treatment has ended. Untreated, lack of sleep can cause an array of physical problems as well as impact...

November 1st, 2017

Virtual reality: a clinically useful tool for psychologists

By Phyllis Hanlon

Middle-school children from a rural school in Vermont recently “connected” with peers in South Sudan. Some younger students studying ancient civilizations “traveled” to...

November 1st, 2017

Grant to fund integrated care delivery system in Vermont

By Pamela Berard

The Vermont Department of Mental Health was recently awarded a five-year, $9.9 million federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to...

November 1st, 2017

Prediction shows drop in opioid fatalities

By Catherine Robertson Souter

There may be a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel for the New Hampshire opioid crisis. At the very least there is some positive news coming from the state’s Office of...

November 1st, 2017

Walden tackles LGBTQ eating disorders

By Eileen Weber

The statistics for eating disorders in the LGBTQ community are unsettling. According to the International Journal of Eating Disorders, 42 percent of men with this issue...

November 1st, 2017

Program to focus on social justice, human rights

By Catherine Robertson Souter

After spending nearly a decade fighting for a change in how psychologists work with the Department of Defense around torture techniques, Stephen Soldz, Ph.D., a professor at...

October 1st, 2017

Behavioral disorders: accurate diagnosis proves challenging

By Phyllis Hanlon

Children placed in residential care present with a variety of behavioral disorders, sometimes with more than one. Determining a specific diagnosis can be daunting for the...

October 1st, 2017

Debate heats up over Trump’s mental health

By Janine Weisman

If he had to do it all over again, John Gartner, Ph.D., would have asked mental health professionals to state their degree when he launched an online petition drive last...

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