November 2008 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 39 No. 10

November 2008 Monitor cover

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.

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SCIENCE WATCH

Against doctors' orders

New research reveals why smoking's so easy to start and so hard to quit.

In brief

IN BRIEF

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PRACTICE PROFILE

Wheels of change

Dr. James Cates's work with Old Order Amish youth is helping teens make safer transitions into adulthood.

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QUESTIONNAIRE

Storytelling, American style

Pre-eminent researcher Qi Wang, PhD, looks at the cultural differences in how we pass down family memories.

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ETHICS ROUNDS

The intersection of psychologists' personal and professional lives

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.

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TIME CAPSULE

America's first black female psychologist

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.

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FEATURES

Moments of lucidity

Why do people with mental illness have good days and bad ones?

Protecting our children

APA is expanding its work to ensure that children are raised in safe, stable and nurturing environments.

Making it the law

APA advocates to enhance laws preventing child abuse and neglect.

A year of personal guidance

Through the Catalyst program, young scholars are teamed with experts in their fields.

Advancing women in academe

APA's first Women's Leadership Institute inspired mid-career academic female psychologists to consider their next career steps creatively and thoughtfully.

Wanted: Leaders equipped for today's trials

To become an effective leader in today's volatile job market, tap your strengths - and learn some new ones.

Achieving win-win

How to negotiate to get what you really want.

Mentoring for mid-career women

Tips for securing - and maximizing - mentors for life.

Donor spotlight

Levinsons become visionary donors

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A CLOSER LOOK

Putting school research into action

APA's Div. 16 seeks to make sure research-backed programs don't gather dust on school shelves.

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HOW TO

Help your clients kick the habit

A variety of research-tested behavioral tools boost success rates for smokers who want to quit.

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EARLY-CAREER PSYCHOLOGY

Early career concerns

Debt and family responsibility top the list, finds an APA survey.

Government Relations

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE

Public interest issues take center stage

Members advance critical legislative issues on Capitol Hill.

On Your Behalf

ON YOUR BEHALF

How psychologists' research is improving the nation's health

A congressional hearing showcases behavioral researchers' latest victories.

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EDUCATION LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Exploring the world

Expose your students to different cultures through service learning trips and foreign study programs.

Bringing a new message to Congress

This year's visits to capitol Hill focused on the mental health needs of college students.