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From Experience We Gain Knowledge: Reflections on Changes in Health Care

From Experience We Gain Knowledge: Reflections on Changes in Health Care Pat DeLeon, PhD. Past President of APA A Seasoned Perspective, Perhaps: One of the advantages of becoming “senior” is developing an appreciation for how long fundamental change actually takes. Today’s insights are often the musings of the past. In 2003, the Robert Wood Johnson…

Changing the LGBT Lived Experience

Changing the LGBT Lived Experience Shanti M. Pepper, Ph.D. is a psychologist and co-owner of The Sage Center for Trauma and Wellness. The increasing visibility of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community is captured in literature, the media, and most recently in our legal system with the momentous SCOTUS decision. Some mental health…

Prescription Privileges for Psychologists: The Foundation for an Expanded Vision

Prescription Privileges for Psychologists: The Foundation for an Expanded Vision by Pat DeLeon, former APA President – Division 12 Federal Involvement: On November 30, 1984, at the Hawaii Psychological Association (HPA) annual convention, U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye urged the membership to amend their state practice act to allow them to independently utilize drugs where appropriate…

THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT

THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT by Pat DeLeon, former APA President – Hawaii Psychological Association One of the fundamental objectives of President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to fulfill the “triple aim” — that is, to improve the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction); improve the health of populations; and reduce…