November 2008 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 39 No. 10
COVER: Parity at last!
- Landmark victory
The new mental health parity law dramatically expands coverage of mental health treatment.
- Hope for families
Parents facing a child's critical need for mental health treatment have discovered the arbitrary barriers to needed care in their insurance policies.
- Breaking it down
The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 will extend to all aspects of plan coverage and ensure parity for both in- and out-of-network.
Dr. James Cates's work with Old Order Amish youth is helping teens make safer transitions into adulthood.
Pre-eminent researcher Qi Wang, PhD, looks at the cultural differences in how we pass down family memories.
Ethical Standard 2.06, on psychologists' personal problems and conflicts, provides an opportunity to think more broadly about how our personal lives relate to the work we do.
Despite the odds, Inez Beverly Prosser earned her doctorate in psychology 75 years ago and went on to do historic work, though her life was abruptly cut short.
Why do people with mental illness have good days and bad ones?
APA is expanding its work to ensure that children are raised in safe, stable and nurturing environments.
APA advocates to enhance laws preventing child abuse and neglect.
Through the Catalyst program, young scholars are teamed with experts in their fields.
To become an effective leader in today's volatile job market, tap your strengths - and learn some new ones.
APA's first Women's Leadership Institute inspired mid-career academic female psychologists to consider their next career steps creatively and thoughtfully.
How to negotiate to get what you really want.
Tips for securing - and maximizing - mentors for life.
Members have elected new council representatives and division officers.
Levinsons become visionary donors
A CLOSER LOOK
APA's Div. 16 seeks to make sure research-backed programs don't gather dust on school shelves.
A variety of research-tested behavioral tools boost success rates for smokers who want to quit.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE
Members advance critical legislative issues on Capitol Hill.
ON YOUR BEHALF
A congressional hearing showcases behavioral researchers' latest victories.