Behavioral Health PsychologyFebruary 21, 2016 – 03:10 pm

Behavioral Health Psychology

The terms behavioral health and mental health are often used interchangeably. But, do they really mean the same thing? I ve made two short lists below as I ve tried to work out what s good, and not so good, about the term behavioral health,and am very curious to hear what you think. Three things I like about the term behavioral health: -It s a way of being inclusive. Behavioral health includes not only ways of promoting well-being by preventing…

Psychology Jobs in UtahFebruary 15, 2016 – 02:19 pm

Psychology Jobs in Utah

If you plan to learn and practice psychology in the “Beehive State, ” there are a few things you should know. The industry outlook is considered below average when compared with other states, but the Utah Department of Workforce Statistics estimates that healthcare jobs in general are growing at an annual rate of 1%. If you gain the appropriate experience and education, you should have a fair chance of finding a job. A psychologist works hard to help…

Health HomeFebruary 14, 2016 – 02:16 pm

Health Home

The Affordable Care Act of 2010, Section 2703, created an optional Medicaid State Plan benefit for states to establish Health Homes to coordinate care for people with Medicaid who have chronic conditions by adding Section 1945 of the Social Security Act. CMS expects states health home providers to operate under a whole-person philosophy. Health Homes providers will integrate and coordinate all primary, acute, behavioral health, and long-term services…

Health Psychology PDFJanuary 11, 2016 – 08:30 am

Health Psychology PDF

Abstract The flaws in today’s healthcare systems and practices are well-documented: millions remain far from optimal health due to a variety of psychological and social factors; large numbers of patients do not fully cooperate with medical advice; errors in medical decision-making—some stemming from flaws in interpersonal relations—regularly lead to needless suffering and death. Further, the effects of emotions, personality, and motivation on healing…

Mental Health Field JobsDecember 24, 2015 – 06:24 am

Mental Health Field Jobs

Mark Dombeck, Ph.D. Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; - from Robert Frost s The Road Not Taken Now that October is here I m beginning to believe that the Fall is upon us. The leaves are turning colors and the air has become finer and colder. This is the time of year for School. What better time of year…

Different Degrees in PsychologyDecember 23, 2015 – 06:12 am

Different Degrees in Psychology

A master s degree in psychology is a graduate-level degree that often takes between two and three years beyond the bachelor s degree to complete. Like the bachelor s degree, students can usually choose between a Master of Arts (M.A.) or Master of Science (M.S.) in psychology. Jobs at the master s level are far more plentiful than those at the bachelor s level, which is why this is one of the most popular degree options. While some master s programs…

Health Care PsychologyDecember 17, 2015 – 04:34 am

Health Care Psychology

There s something different, psychologically different, about health care. Debates about reforming the way we get medical treatment (and the ways we pay for it) can get a bit otherworldly (to my mind) if they try to pretend that this difference doesn t exist. Sheer economic and public policy reasoning just doesn t take some very important things into account. Here s how I put it once: Imagine that if you wanted to buy a car, you were required to first…