In the Spotlight: The New Health Care Reform Law
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: New protections and opportunities for practicing psychologists
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) expands coverage for more Americans, protects traditional psychological practice, and opens new opportunities for psychologists in private and public health programs.
The new health care reform law extends the five percent Medicare psychotherapy payment restoration.
- Research roundup: Cyberbullying
See highlights of a growing literature base that informs psychologists about cyberbullying and how to help perpetrators and victims
- Six points you need to know about the mental health parity law
At the 2010 State Leadership Conference Doug Walter, JD, educated psychology leaders on implementation of the federal mental health parity law
From the Field
- Prescriptive authority passes Oregon legislature
Oregon legislation granting prescriptive authority to appropriately trained and certified psychologists awaits governor’s decision
- Hundreds of psychology leaders call on Congress
The 2010 State Leadership Conference culminated in over 300 meetings of SLC participants with their members of Congress and Capitol Hill staff for grassroots advocating for professional psychology
- Organizations honored as psychologically healthy workplaces
APA recognized five organizations in 2010 for their comprehensive workplace practices to foster employee health and well-being and enhance organizational performance
- APA Council highlights: Focus on practice
APA’s legislative body voted on adopting as APA policy the revised Model Act for State Licensure and APA’s development of treatment guidelines at their winter meeting
- Americans report willpower and stress as obstacles in APA poll
Many Americans are making efforts toward living a healthier lifestyle, but they face obstacles like willpower, making change alone and stress.
- APA donates to Haiti Relief Fund
American Psychological Association (APA) President Carol Goodheart, EdD, presented a donation for $10,000 from the association to the American Red Cross (ARC) International Response Fund for Haiti