Category: California Board of Psychology

MANTERRUPTING—Has it Happened to You?

Someone being interrupted while they are speaking is nothing new. In fact, it happens quite often to both men and women. However, there is current research that shows that in conversations, men interrupt women more often than they interrupt other men and vice-versa. The name given to this phenomenon is MANTERRUPTING. You may have seen or heard this…

Beyond Childhood: ADHD as an Adult

Often thought of as a condition found only in children, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—when left undiagnosed and untreated—can last into adulthood. ADHD symptoms may be overlooked during childhood because of highly structured and protected school and home-life environments. Young people who are extremely bright may also be able to mask and compensate for their symptoms. According…

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…

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,…

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…

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.

Give Yourself a Stress-Free Season

Like it or not, they’re here: the holidays. For many, ‘tis the season of shopping, spiritual celebration, socializing, obligations, travel, and seemingly endless preparations. Remember that everyone deserves to enjoy the holidays, including you. But if you’ve overcommitted, overspent, overindulged, or overaccommodated, and you feel overwhelmed, the holidays could take an emotional or physical toll.…

Stress Less During the Holidays

The many joys of the holiday season—giving (and receiving) gifts, cheery decorations and sharing time with those you care about—always come with some level of stress. For some, loads of added stress. There are worries over busting your spending budget at the mall; traveling itineraries, possibly with costly air travel involved; or perhaps hosting a…

Search Warrant Served on Grass Valley Psychologist for Alleged Workers Compensation Billing Fraud

GRASS VALLEY – Peace officers with the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation (DOI) Health Quality Investigation Unit (HQIU), along with the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office, the Department of Insurance, and the U.S. Department of Labor served a search warrant Tuesday on a Grass Valley psychologist suspected of Workers Compensation Fraud. Pamlyn Kelly,…

Fresh look, fresh news: California Board of Psychology’s website

The California Board of Psychology’s website has a fresh new look! Now, consumers and licensees have more user-friendly access to the latest Board news, meeting schedules, as well as links to professional associations, mental health information, and State entities. A link to DCA’s BreEZe system allows site visitors to renew or verify licenses, or file…

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