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Archives for: December 5th, 2019

Conducting Psychosocial Evaluations of Bariatric Surgery Candidates

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

A new referral left you a voice message seeking an appointment. When you return the call, the individual indicates that she is working with a medical program with the goal of undergoing bariatric surgery. The potential patient requested a psychosocial evaluation that the medical program requires before the individual can proceed to surgery. Such requests leave […]

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 […]

Ethical Issues in the Use of Interpreters with d/Deaf Patients

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

A colleague contacted you yesterday about the potential referral of a 29-year, college educated deaf man who is experiencing marital difficulties. Your colleague is seeing the man’s wife in individual psychotherapy, and the husband is wondering whether he might also benefit from being seen in psychotherapy. But you have never worked with a deaf patient before. […]

Clinical and Ethical Issues in Working with a Foreign Language Interpreter

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

A health psychologist colleague who practices at a hospital a mile from your private practice office just called to ask if you could do a psychological evaluation of Mr. Adan, a 27-year-old man who recently came to the U.S. from Somalia and who does not speak English. Mr. Adan is currently in the emergency department and […]

Supreme Court 2016–2017: A New Justice and a Term of Surprising Importance

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

When the Supreme Court of the United States convened for the start of its Term on October 3, 2016, there were only eight justices on the bench. Justice Antonin Scalia had died on February 13, 2016. President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to replace him, but the Senate had not voted on the nomination, and […]

Implementing Routine Outcome Monitoring (ROM) in Clinical Practice

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

During your Fourth of July break you got to sit on the beach alone several times. It was quite relaxing, and it gave you a chance to reflect on your patients and practice over the last six months. It was a tough period, as you had a number of difficult cases (with several crises). And […]

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