Practical Practice, Subscribers

July 1st, 2023

What is happening to patient privacy?

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

Recently, I realized that my medical records are available through not one, but three health information exchanges (HIEs), CTHealthlink, CONNIE and CareEverywhere.


June 4th, 2023

Pay it forward

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

Why is it that no one ever calls me back? This is a statement that I hear nearly every day from people searching for mental health services. I’m in agreement. It is...

May 3rd, 2023

Health Information Exchange: What does it mean for psychologists?

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

Are you aware that mental health treatment might be included as part of your state’s health information exchange (HIE)? All New England states have an HIE as part of the...

April 3rd, 2023

Do psychologists reject board certification?

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

Warren Buffet has been quoted as saying, “Everyone has a circle of competence. The important thing is not how big the circle is. The important thing is staying inside the...

March 5th, 2023

The burden of positive thinking

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

February was “Red Dress Month,” a campaign from the American Heart Association to promote awareness of heart disease in women. Much like the “pink ribbon” campaign for...

February 5th, 2023

Winter a time to look inward, embrace quiet

By Maria Mouratidis, Psy.D.

The holidays are over. The days remain short. The skies are grey. The temperatures are bitter in many parts of the country. Many people experience dysphoria, wishing away the...

January 8th, 2023

The potential dangers of `career creep’

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

My younger colleague regards me with confusion. She is responding to my observation that she seems overwhelmed. “I don’t want to say no and risk limiting my opportunities...

January 8th, 2023

The Nature of Change

By Maria Mouratidis, Psy.D.

We are not that different from a tree. As an analogy, trees breathe, have branches that resemble the branches of our lungs, and have tree rings much like a “fingerprint.”...

December 27th, 2022

License mobility allows greater public access

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

Several NE states participate in PsyPact

As a psychologist in New England, I recently learned that I have the option of applying for an EPassport and...

November 2nd, 2022

Practical Practice: ‘Courageous’ conversations with clients about a medication evaluation may be necessary

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

Psychotherapy for depression is the treatment of choice over medication for people willing to seek mental health help. The American Psychological Association’s Clinical...

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