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Friday Flashback for December 17, 2010

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Friday Flashback for December 17, 2010It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these, but as we head into the holiday season, we slow down a bit here. So enjoy these great golden oldies from days of yore.

15 Years Ago on Psych Central

Seek Out Help

One of the first things I wrote for the website was an editorial piece about how you should nearly always seek out psychotherapy in addition to medications for treatment of mental health issues (which is even more true today than it was 15 years ago). And I announced a call for articles for a new online mental health magazine called Perspectives.

Friday Flashback for February 26, 2010

Friday, February 26th, 2010

I’m in Houston on my annual e-patients retreat. So what better way to help you get through your TGIF fever than to give you a look back on what we were talking about on Psych Central in years past (gee, I sound so old-timey!).

11 Years Ago on Psych Central

The Great Psychology Prescription Debate

I boiled psychologists’ push for prescription privileges down to a question of money in this post. Psychologists are being pushed down the income ladder by cheaper psychotherapy providers (like marriage and family therapists and clinical social workers), and so look upward to see what they could be doing that could be making them more money. Psychiatrists can make twice as much psychologists because they can prescribe psychiatric medications.

Re-reading this essay, I think things are a little bit more complicated than I originally suggested. Indeed, in some rural parts of our country, there is a lack of psychiatric prescribers. But I don’t think the answer is tacking on a few more years of study to psychologists’ training programs, who have no intrinsic or specialized medical training to begin with (psychological training, yes; medical training, no).

Over lunch a few weeks ago, Dr. Danny Carlat suggested the answer is an entirely new training paradigm for professionals, combining the best of both worlds of psychiatry and psychology. And why not, when it’s so clear the existing training paradigm for both professions leaves much to be desired. It sounded intriguing and full of potential, so I look forward to reading more about his ideas in this vein in the months to come.

Friday Flashback for October 16, 2009

Friday, October 16th, 2009


Yesterday I had the honor at presenting at the First International E-Mental Health Summit 2009 in Amsterdam, where …

Friday Flashback for September 25, 2009

Friday, September 25th, 2009

It’s the first Friday in Fall, and what better way to celebrate a new season where change is in the air than to take a …

Friday Flashback for July 24, 2009

Friday, July 24th, 2009

While visiting family over the weekend, I thought you might enjoy these classic entries from our past.

10 Years Ago on Psych Central

Friday Flashback for June 5, 2009

Friday, June 5th, 2009

You know summer’s on its way when it starts heating up here in New England, so what better time to flash back to some classic …

Friday Flashback for May 1, 2009

Friday, May 1st, 2009

It’s Friday, I’m on vacation, so you might as well enjoy these oldies but goodies from years gone by.

10 Years Ago on Psych Central

Becoming …

Friday Flashback for February 6, 2009

Friday, February 6th, 2009

In case you missed it, we launched two new features on Psych Central since our last Flashback — our weekly podcast and a new …

Friday Flashback for January 2, 2009

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

This seems like a good Friday to take a look back, as people recover from their New Year’s celebrations (including us!) and as many of …

Friday Flashback for November 28, 2008

Friday, November 28th, 2008

Wow, can you believe November is nearly gone while the Thanksgiving turkey is digesting in our stomachs? Neither can we, and so we bring you …

Friday Flashback for September 12, 2008

Friday, September 12th, 2008

I’ll be taking a few days off, so while I’m away, I thought you might enjoy some of these oldies but goodies!

10 Years Ago on …

Friday Flashback for July 25, 2008

Friday, July 25th, 2008

I’m off to Dayton, Ohio this weekend to help a friend celebrate getting older (isn’t it amazing the things we humans celebrate?), so I leave …

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