‘Breathtaking’: Child psychologist describes her first ever meeting with a paedophile

The world of child psychology has never looked brighter.But it is not for the reasons most people imagine.Psychologist and author Dr Sarah Hutton was one of a handful of people who came face-to-face with a child sex abuser during the 1980s and 90s.The paedophile was an employee of the government agency, the Child and Adolescent […]

What is a ‘law enforcement psychology’?

Canadian psychologist and law enforcement psychologist Stephen Barrett says his field has been “crowded out” by the proliferation of social media platforms, and that he believes it’s now ripe for “law enforcement psychologists” to take over the field.But he also warns that the field is not without its problems.He says some psychologists will use their […]

Which college is best for a forensic psychologist?

In the first of a two-part series, The Washington Times examines which college students should pursue a career in forensic psychology, and whether the education required is worth the cost.This article was originally published in The Washington Journal of Psychology.To read more articles from The Washington Examiner, visit The Washington Report.

Why the psychologist has no idea what’s wrong with you

The psychologist, who has been practicing for 40 years, said she is a “person who knows what it’s like to feel pain” and feels she is able to connect with her patients through her understanding of what’s happening in their lives.“We are really, really good at empathy and empathy is a very powerful skill,” she […]

How to tell if you are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

The term ‘post traumatic stress disorder’ is a new one for many people, but it is not entirely new.Dr. Matthew Bisset, a psychologist at the University of Auckland, explains why the term ‘psychologist’ has become a popular way to describe the condition.“There’s a lot of people who are suffering with PTSD, and it’s often not […]

Army psychiatrist gets appointment with VA in TX shooting

A Houston-area Army psychiatrist has been appointed to oversee the investigation into a shooting at a VA facility that left four veterans dead.The appointment of Army psychiatrist James C. Nunez, 41, comes days after a gunman killed a gunman at a medical facility in Texas and killed another wounded in a separate shooting.Nunes has been […]

GOP lawmakers say conservatives should be more involved in health care debate

Republicans have long criticized liberals for having too much influence on the health care system.Now, conservatives say it’s time to take a more active role in crafting health care legislation.Republicans have long accused liberals of having too many influence on health care policy.Now, conservatives are calling for a more proactive role.The most immediate change conservatives […]

A new strategy for boosting self-esteem: the psychology of being a success

A new way of thinking about success is needed, and it could help you feel better about yourself, according to psychologists at Athens University.Psychologist Michael Cavanagh said the “self-esteem paradox” was a growing issue and one that had been discussed for some time.“I think people are very quick to dismiss the idea that if you […]

Which mental health professionals are most qualified?

As mental health experts across the country grapple with a record number of deaths due to suicide, a new report from the American Psychological Association suggests the best mental health specialists for treating those who are suicidal may be those with no formal training in psychiatry.The report, published Tuesday by the American Psychiatric Association’s Task […]