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Archives for: December 5th, 2019

School Threat Assessments: Psychological and Behavioral Considerations

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

School shootings can be prevented. The current “best practice” for violence prevention in schools is to have a trained threat assessment team that can investigate behaviors that may indicate a risk of violence. The State of Virginia developed and adopted guidelines for student threat assessment (Cornell & Allen, 2011); research has documented their effectiveness in […]

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy: Bringing ‘in vivo’ Into the Office

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

There is a broad general consensus that exposure is a critical component in effectively treating phobias and anxiety disorders (Beck, Emery & Greenberg, 1985). It is less clear which methods are best to achieve that exposure and process the experience. Should you be with the patient during the exposure experience, or can you simply encourage […]

Some Ethical Considerations in Paid Peer Consultations in Health Care

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

Dr. Doe is a licensed psychologist who has a well-deserved reputation as a specialist in child abuse cases. One day she received a call from another licensed psychologist, whom she had once met briefly, asking for an hour of her time for a consultation. “I am willing to pay for the service. I have a […]

Optimizing Treatment with Easy to Use Technologies: Updating Your Clinical Toolbox

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

Imagine that the following case has been referred to you for re-assessment and recommendations for further treatment: Rachel, a physical therapist with 10 years of experience, is referred for assessment because of a DUI incident on a week night while driving a vehicle owned by the comprehensive outpatient facility at which she works. Reviewing her […]

Sensitive Employment Evaluations: 93% of Naval Aviation Personnel Receiving Mental Health Treatment Return to Flight Status

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

Major Smith (a fictitious character) is a 35-year-old male United States Marine Corps officer and a pilot in a tactical performance aircraft. After returning home from his latest deployment, his wife of several years filed for divorce and requested full custody of their young children. While initially shocked, he soon sought legal advice. After a […]

Becoming a Clinical Supervisor: Key Ethics Issues and Recommendations

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

It may come as a bit of a surprise when you receive a call from the training director of a local psychology graduate program asking if you would be interested and willing to supervise one or more of their trainees. Feeling honored and intrigued by the idea, you want to give this serious consideration. After all, […]

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