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February 1st, 2010

Maine focuses on efficacy of services

By Ami Albernaz

Maine is gearing up for sweeping changes in how the efficacy of services is evaluated and how clients make progress toward mental health goals. Implementing these changes will...

February 1st, 2010

Psychologist advocates for psychological testing coverage

By Catherine Robertson Souter

What happens when a child is referred for psychological testing but his insurance does not cover even half of the cost? What about when this child has needs far greater than...

February 1st, 2010

The Glass Ceiling in the 21st Century: Understanding Barriers to Gender Inequality

By Paul Efthim PhD

“The Glass Ceiling in the 21st Century: Understanding Barriers to Gender Inequality”

Edited by Manuela Barreto, Michelle K. Ryan & Michael T....

February 1st, 2010

Case Studies in Emotion-Focused Treatment of Depression: A Comparison of Good and Poor Outcome

By James K Luiselli EdD ABPP BCBA-D

Case Studies in  Emotion-Focused  Treatment of  Depression:  A Comparison of Good and Poor Outcome

By Jeanne C. Watson, Rhonda N. Goldman, and Leslie S....

February 1st, 2010

Wish you were here

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

When the hospital closes, sometimes the best we can do for a patient is to transfer him or her to another hospital where they will receive similar care until they are ready to...

January 1st, 2010

Violence: balancing treatment efficacy with provider safety

By Phyllis Hanlon

Last October, shock waves rippled through the mental health community when a patient at the bipolar clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) stabbed his psychiatrist....

January 1st, 2010

Jobless have increased mental health woes

By Pamela Berard

A national study shows Americans affected by the economic downturn displaying symptoms of severe mental illness at a much greater rate than those who haven’t been...

January 1st, 2010

Name change for day program reflects services

By Jennifer E Chase

What’s in a name? To the Massachusetts organization formerly known as Handi Kids., everything.

For one thing, this vocational and life skills program for clients ages...

January 1st, 2010

Health care quality progress slowed in ‘08

By Nan Shnitzler

A report released this past October by the private, non-profit National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) finds that the overall quality of health care delivered through...

January 1st, 2010

Report reveals alarming child death statistics

By Phyllis Hanlon

On October, the Every Child Matters Education Fund (ECMEF) released eyebrow-raising findings, based on data obtained from the Department of Health and Human Services: 10,440...

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