Prescription Privileges

Exploring the future of prescription authority for psychologists.

Innovative Training Opportunities — For Those With Vision

INNOVATIVE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES — FOR THOSE WITH VISION Pat DeLeon, former APA President Changing Times: Over a decade ago, in 2003, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued its report Informing the Future: Critical Issues in Health. Most noteworthy: “A person’s behavior and social circumstances have a remarkably strong effect on his or her health. Taken…

Education is the Most Powerful Weapon: Addressing Current Issues in Psychology

“EDUCATION IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON” Addressing Current Issues in Psychology Pat DeLeon, former APA President Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: One of the fundamental tenants of President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is that quality care requires respectful collaboration among the various health care disciplines. Our colleagues in pharmacy have been on the…

The Next Challenge Along the Way to Prescriptive Authority

THE NEXT CHALLENGE ALONG THE WAY TO PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY Pat DeLeon, former APA President Spending this segment of my career at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) (DoD) as a distinguished professor of psychology and nursing, gives one an interesting perspective on Wounded Warriors and their families. Not surprisingly, this has led…

The Ring of Fire

THE RING OF FIRE Pat DeLeon, former APA President   The Illinois Psychological Association’s success in enacting prescriptive authority (RxP) legislation into public law, signed by Governor Pat Quinn on June 25, 2014, is most impressive; especially in the home state of the American Medical Association. It is wonderful for your patients, for the profession,…

I Saw Her Again Last Night: A Vision for Change in Psychology

I Saw Her Again Last Night….  A Vision for Change in Psychology Pat DeLeon, former APA President – Division 29 The Very Best of APA: The annual APA Practice Directorate State Leadership Conference (SLC) continues to be the highlight of my APA year. This spring 530 colleagues, including an impressive number of early career psychologists…