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The Intersectionality of ASD, Gender, and Treatment: Initial Stages for Psychotherapists As psychologists, we have an intrinsic need to help our patients minimize psychological pain, achieve personal goals, and essentially “live their best lives.” And as we provide treatment, we are careful to work within our scope of practice. As a result, we ensure that […]


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News In Brief 7/6/18 It’s not for the faint of heart………. The closing of a private practice is a complex process inclusive of ethical, legal, financial, and emotional issues. I found a handy-dandy checklist in the literature discussing the ethical, legal and financial obligations. However, the checklist failed to help me anticipate the intensity of […]


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News In Brief 4/13/18 When Adults Have Guardians Many psychologists who work with children and adolescents are familiar with the role of parents and guardians. Yet, when adult clients have guardians, psychologists are often less familiar with the implications. To proceed ethically, psychologists must understand the differences between three common substitute decision making processes – […]


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News In Brief 3/2/18 In the wake of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida there has once again been frequent comments about the need for mental health treatment and evaluation. But what does that really mean for psychologists working in our community? While some psychologists specialize in dangerousness evaluations or threat assessments, all psychologists […]


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News In Brief 2/9/18 Liability Coverage After Death of Psychologist Do you know what happens if a malpractice complaint is made after your retirement, incapacitation, or death?  The answer depends on the type of professional liability insurance that you have. If you have an occurrence policy it protects you from any covered incident that occurs […]


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News In Brief 1/12/18 Happy New Year! This unusually chilly New Year reminds me of one of my heroes, the Irish explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. In 1914, during the heroic age of exploration, he set sail on his ship Endurance with a crew of 27 men, to make the first crossing of the Antarctic continent, […]


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News In Brief 5/12/17 Social-Emotional Skills & Learning A few weeks ago NHPA and NH Association of School Psychologists(NHASP) co-sponsored a conference on social-emotional learning (SEL) and fostering growth mindsets in school-aged children, and many of the points below are drawn from this conference.  There is increasing expectation that schools will address social-emotional competence, and at least 15 […]


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News In Brief 6/9/17 The Vagus Nerve has been getting some major headlines recently documenting the role of vagus nerve stimulation and improved vagal tone in the reduction of depression, arthritic inflammation, and potential implications for addiction treatment (See psychologytoday.com Christopher Bergland Blog posts). In addition, research indicates a relationship between high vagal tone and resiliency, as […]


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News In Brief 6/23/17 The Care & Feeding of the New Hampshire Psychologist License Several items have been shared back from the Board of Psychologists (BOP) as guidance for licensees to help us maintain the health and longevity of our New Hampshire Psychologist Licenses. These items are general guidance and not tied to any specific cases. […]


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News In Brief 8/4/17 It’s hard to believe, but it’s almost that time again. Back to school. Time to renew friendships and catch up on the summer’s adventures. Or not. For many of us who work with children, we know that going back to school is not necessarily a time for rejoicing. Rather, it may […]