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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 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…

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…