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Therapeutic Notes: Clinical Documentation

My career journal is filled with scraps of paper, my dreams, countless questions, and thoughts; all of which bring a flood of memories with one powerful statement, which is “I wish someone would have told me this.” So, I’ll be … Continue reading

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Addressing the escalating psychiatrist shortage

The title of the article “Lack of Psychiatrist Creates an Access Problem in Oregon” caught my eye. I sat down to read it and the following paragraph “Pincus said the undersupply of psychiatrists could be due to a number of … Continue reading

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Should therapists have the right to diagnose patients?

Should therapists have the right to diagnose patients? That was the question behind a seven-year court battle that had implications for mental health patients throughout the country. It was a relief to learn that “Texas State Supreme Court ruled in … Continue reading

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