Interviews

October 10th, 2019

Psychologist disseminates autism research, best practices

By Catherine Robertson Souter

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in 59 children will be diagnosed with autism, many by age four. This number has grown over the past few decades, perhaps because of greater recognition or to changes made in the diagnostic criteria. And, right along with the increase in prevalence, the amount of research being done on the disorder has expanded. But, as is typical with research in many fields, the path from the laboratory to the clinician’s office is not always a straight line. Getting that information out to organizations, schools, and practitioners is key, said Cynthia M. Anderson, [More]

August 26th, 2019

Q&A with Robert Jamison, PhD

By Catherine Robertson Souter

With the crusade against the over-prescription of opioids, medical professionals are finding it difficult to ascertain if and when they should ever prescribe the medications to clients. The chief psychologist at the Pain Management Center of Chestnut Hill, Mass., Robert Jamison,Ph.D has worked with pain management for close to 30 years and has witnessed the rise and fall of opioids as the go-to medication for treatment. As his team realized how detrimental the drugs could be to some patients, they began to search for a way to predict just who may be at risk for abusing opioids and to see [More]