Category: Board of Psychology

Suicide Does Not Discriminate

The report of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington’s suicide yesterday and Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell’s suicide in May are two in a long list of high-profile celebrities who have taken their own lives. It also starts discussions about the causes of, and mystery surrounding, suicide itself.                      …

What You Learned on Your Summer Vacation

When we were kids, the only thing we had to worry about during summer vacation was what to do with all of that time off. As adults, we have other summer-related things to worry about—like how to keep our pets cool, how to protect our homes when we are away, how to prep the car…

Your Healthy Summer

The official start of summer is around the corner. Warmer, longer days usually mean squeezing in as much activity as possible. That’s why now is the perfect time to take stock of your health and strive for improvements. Start out in the right direction by heading outdoors. According to a study from Environmental Science &…

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is most often associated with military veterans but PTSD affects more than those who have experienced combat warfare. The National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder defines PTSD as a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident,…

May is Mental Health Month

Do you know how it feels to be adrift in one’s own mind? According to Mental Health America, one in four American adults lives with a diagnosable, treatable mental health condition. May is Mental Health Month, which began more than 65 years ago by Mental Health America to raise awareness about mental health conditions and…

The Disconnection Effect: Social Media and Young People

By design, social media connects young people to one another on a regular, even minute-by-minute basis. They see pictures and videos of others vacationing, having fancy meals, getting together for parties. What do these social media-driven images leave them feeling like? Oftentimes, disconnected and lonely. A recent study by the American Journal of Preventative Medicine…

Can You Smile Your Way to Happiness?

Have you ever been told to “turn that frown upside down?” It just so happens that doing so is good advice. Emotions may originate in the brain, but the muscles in the face either reinforce or transform those feelings.  Studies have revealed that through the enhancement of positive emotions – or the suppression of negative…

PSYCHOLOGIST ORDERED NOT TO PRACTICE DUE TO FELONY COUNTS

SACRAMENTO – The California Board of Psychology moved to protect the citizens of California last week by exercising its right to obtain an order in criminal court, against psychologist Michael Dane Ward, preventing him from practicing psychology during the pendency of his criminal case. Read the entire news release here.

Psychologist Convicted of Indecent Exposure

SACRAMENTO – The California Board of Psychology recently filed an accusation to revoke the license of Thomas F. Machos of Oceanside after he was convicted of multiple counts of indecent exposure. Read the entire news release here

Psychologist Surrenders License Due to Sexual Misconduct

Southland Psychologist was accused of having sexual relations with a patient SACRAMENTO – A psychologist has agreed to surrender her license after she was accused of sexual misconduct with a patient while she was a director of two recovery centers where the patient was being treated. Read the entire news release here.

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