June 2003 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 34 No. 6
COVER: The rural psychologist
People in rural areas need psychological services just as much as city dwellers do, but rural psychologists continue to be in short supply.
Psychology in Indian country
There are many unmet needs in rural American Indian and Alaska Native communities, but also reasons to be hopeful.
Telehealth gets back to basics
Telehealth has returned to its roots: serving patients and providers in hard-to-reach communities.
Teaching self-sufficiency for rural practice
More programs emphasize understanding rural culture and becoming your own CEO.
Knocking down access barriers
Psychologists are working to step up services to people with disabilities in rural areas.
Maintaining ethics in a rural setting
A Utah psychologist finds that practicing in a rural area poses unique ethical dilemmas.
Man of many roles
A school psychologist balances clinical distance and community involvement.
Professional pioneering on the frontier
Carla Bradley's frontier culture shock ended up being a boon to her professional skills.
At home on the range
Rural Texas offers opportunities aplenty to psychologists, says Rick McGraw.
- National sleep disorders plan calls for more behavioral research
- Race perceptions affect children's job hopes
- I/O conference examines Army Special Forces, workplace incivility
- NIMH to raise awareness of depression in men
- Even delayed feedback appears to influence recollection of an event
- Mothers' mental stress linked to children's medical visits
- How do words interfere with the time it takes to name pictures?
- Military leaders' styles may predict their platoons' success
The FDA recently approved buprenorphine for the treatment of opiate addiction. Psychologists helped develop the drug and will provide key services to patients treated with it.
Will the company continue to operate while it attempts to restructure to satisfy creditors?
APA is involved with a national effort to tap communities for recommendations on better health care.
New research suggests that older people have fewer negative memories than younger people do.
Editor's note to frame the debate
Peace psychologists re-examine ethics and best practices in the world's conflict zones.
Psychological operations are becoming a regular part of military strategy.
Rep. C.W. "Bill" Young's support of the Graduate Psychology Education program was key to its funding.
A task force calls for APA to step up its efforts in early-childhood education and care.
Colleagues honored psychologist and Head Start pioneer Edward Zigler for his child development research and advocacy at a recent festschrift.
Almost 200 Californians turned out for tips on how to build resilience.
PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
A psychologist's testimony may bolster funding for psychological research.