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Archives for: January 7th, 2020

Assessment and Treatment of Gambling Behavior

Written by wisnet-ad on January 7, 2020

Timothy and Jeanine, a couple in their early forties, arrive for their first session to discuss marital discord. They state that most of their arguments are about finances. Jeanine believes that Timothy spends too much money at the local casino, while Timothy thinks gambling is a source of entertainment. Timothy reports gambling for the first […]

Best Practices in Assessment and Intervention for Childhood Selective Mutism

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

Ella, a 6-year-old girl, was referred to you due to her failure to speak in most social situations.  When meeting you, Ella averts her gaze, hiding behind her mother and failing to acknowledge your greetings and prompts.  Ella’s parents report they expected her extreme quietness and shyness to be simply a “phase” out of which […]

Assessment and Treatment of Hoarding Behavior

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

Ava and Mark, a couple in their mid-fifties, arrive for their first session. The main issue between them concerns shopping. Mark views Ava as buying excessive and unnecessary goods: kitchenware, clothes, and decorations. Ava believes that all of these items are things that they need or will need in the future. Mark reports that this […]

Prevention of Early Readmissions in the Chronically Medically Ill Patient

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

A 64-year-old widower (for 11 months) was readmitted to the Cardiology Service due to fluid overload (dependent edema). This is the third admission within eight months for this problem. The patient was stabilized and discharged on his baseline medication regimen during each admission. His medication regimen has included daily low-dose aspirin, a beta-blocker, a statin, […]

Diagnosis and Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

Jenn is a right-handed 24-year-old Caucasian female referred by a local neurologist for evaluation and treatment of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) four weeks post trauma. She was rear-ended by another car traveling approximately 35 mph at impact. An initial Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of 13 was obtained at the scene. Jenn complained of […]

Assessing and Treating Adolescent Suicidality

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

You receive a call from the emergency department downstairs.  They want you to interview a female teenager for possible admission after an interrupted suicide attempt.  Upon returning from school yesterday afternoon, the girl went into her parents’ bedroom, grabbed a revolver kept near the bed, and went outside with it.  Her father came home from […]

Evidence-Based Practice In Psychology

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

The international juggernaut of evidence-based practice is gradually and inexorably surrounding professional psychology. Evidence-based practices (EBPs) have profound implications for practice, training, and policy. What earns the privileged designation of “evidence-based” will increasingly determine, in large part, what we practice, what we teach, and what research wins funding. The long past but short history of […]

Integrating the Patient and the Clinician with the Research

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

You have asked a specific clinical question, accessed the research literature, and appraised that research. Now, you integrate that research with the two other pillars of evidence-based practice (EBP): clinical expertise and patient characteristics. This module demonstrates the core skill of integrating the best available research with the clinician and the patient. A fundamental premise […]

Locating the Best Online Research

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

All psychologists recognize that clinical practice should be predicated on the best available research integrated with the clinician’s expertise within the context of the particular patient. Practice should draw guidance from the very best research. Yet, so much of the research literature feels inaccessible and overwhelming, too removed and too large to guide what we […]

The Role of Psychological Testing in Pre-Surgical Bariatric Evaluations

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

Imagine that you are just starting to collaborate with a local bariatric program at a nearby hospital. They have asked you to provide psychological testing to pre-surgical candidates, prepare a report, and attend bimonthly staff meetings to provide input about whether patients are appropriate to undergo surgery. You must develop your own bariatric testing protocol […]

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