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Next up! TH110B- A seat at the table: professional competencies define roles and value of psychologists in #pedpc!
@PedsPCTF members @RachelKentor and Amanda Thompson & Sarah McCarthy! #hapc23
Competencies help standardize roles and practice requirements for #psychologists in #pedpc and highlight the important and unique contributions they bring to the interdisciplinary team. #hapc23
PPC Psychology workgroup was formed of 9 peds psychologists, then reviewed by 15 multidisciplinary stakeholders to create competencies. Here's how they did it:
#hapc23
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Many people with mental health conditions rely on medications to manage their symptoms, but these medications often come with metabolic side effects like weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and sexual side effects. (1/8)
Many people complain of feeling less "bad" but also emotionally flat. As someone who does couples therapy, I can tell you these side effects come into the session with the couple.
There are costs to these side effects. (2/8)
In addition to the financial cost of medications, these side effects can come at a high quality-of-life cost, which is why many people don't stay on them, even when they're helpful. (3/8)
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👋 Hey #Psychologists! 🧐 Are you considering shutting down your individual practice? Providing psychotherapy is a fulfilling but often lonely journey. 🤔 It's natural to question whether it's time to move on.
💭 However, making such a decision can be overwhelming, with many factors to consider. 💰 Financial concerns, personal goals, and more.
💬 Before making any drastic decisions, it's important to reflect on why you became a psychologist and what your goals are. Are they being met in your current practice? #SelfReflection
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I don't know who needs to hear this, but the restriction of carbohydrates does not = an eating disorder (1/6) #realtalk #therapist #mentalhealthcounselor
It is an evidence-based and strategic nutritional intervention to rescue mood, cognitive functioning, and basically all-around metabolic function. (2/6)
Some people will need to restrict carbohydrates to treat chronic illnesses of the brain and the body. And they don't need misinformed mental health counselors scaring them and telling them they are going to develop an eating disorder. (3/6)
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The Bazuki Metabolic Neuroscience Initiative supported by @BaszuckiGroup means good things for mental illness and neurological disorders. This is a thread to learn more. 🧵 (1/7) #neuroscience #metabolism #metabolicpsychiatry
@BaszuckiGroup The initiative will have three arms: clinical, mechanistic, and computational, and will serve as a hub for coordinating funding and research in this area. (2/7) #brainhealthmatters #research #neuroscience
@BaszuckiGroup The initiative will also conduct its research in these three areas, including foundations, Frontiers, and Technology development. (3/7) #research
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I feel a need to apologize on behalf of #psychology
The organisations & #psychologists have burned their profession down. Many still champion this dying spiralling wokeism, in spite of contrary evidence, for their own selfish need for relevance. This damage is likely irreparable
This toxic wokeism has infected all #Psychology Organizations. The Australian #Psychological @AustPsych Society’s ex president Bob Montgomery is a convicted sex offender in jail & the APS couldn’t even genuinely apologize 👉🏻 abc.net.au/news/2020-06-0…
Then we have the Australian Psychological Society’s one way affirmation medicalisation approach of transgendering children/teens and denial of social contagion as one factor in the 4000% increase & the silencing/harassment of psychologists who disagree 👉🏻 psychology.org.au/about-us/news-…
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Notes from my book: Receiving many messages, DM’s & emails over ‘safeguarding’. I have worked in this industry for 30 years. Safeguarding chapter: #MentalHeath professionals are human & make mistakes, because they are human. They are first & fore-mostly trained in #safeguarding
Their ethos is to ‘Do No Harm’. Most people don’t understand what this means. #Therapists & mental health professionals disagree on many issues. They are divided on what safeguarding means to them #Childsafety & #childprotection have always been fraught by #childsafety challenges
In 2015, I began raising #safeguarding concerns with My regulatory board & the #psychology organisations. These were serious concerns. Over those years, I was ignored, brushed off, #silenced or told it wasn’t a problem. The Australian Senate held an #inquiry into our regulatory
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Involving children in your paraphilliac transvestism fetishism is, at best, a non-contact sexual offence and a safeguarding issue. Involving children in your tranvestitie fetishism is a safeguarding issue. Need I go on #safeguarding @children
Our very basic response to is that paraphilias emerge when masturbation fantasies become addictive & uncontrolled & therefore do not naturally occur in pre pubescent boys who have yet to masturbate? Why are sexualised behaviours in pre pubescent boys not seen as red flags? #abuse
I don’t understand this. Why are #therapists clinicians and #psychologists not be trained that safeguarding is a part of their job! Why aren’t children being safeguarding by clinicians? It is your job! #childsafety
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I am ready to talk about the #silencing of over 25,000 psychologists in Australia with regards to the safeguarding of children. We are threatened, harassed, coerced to provide only one #therapy to children or else! They tried to force me into this I said NO. Any journalists???
I am ready to talk to journalists, lawyers, bloggers and am now writing a book on this topic/issue. I am ashamed of my colleagues and the board who wilfully ignore the immature prefrontal cortex, the autistic brain, and their own ethics and guidelines #rogd #gender #transgender
I have not been able to speak openly about this until now as I have been continually #silenced, harassed, threatened, coerced by other #psychologists #therapists, my board, governing agencies and other professionals. It’s time to reveal what is happening to clinicians worldwide
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Australian Judges to now oversee #transgender #teen treatment is a positive step forward and welcomed in order to safeguard children who are unable to give full #gillick #informedconsent theaustralian.com.au/nation/judges-…
Thank you @KLBfax for your #bravery and standing up for vulnerable children who deserve #safeguarding, should have been given full #gillick informed consent and should have had their immature prefrontal cortex, as a consequence of child development, taken into consideration
This decision supports the UK, Finland, and Sweden in an international shift towards caution for #children and safest ethical medical practice. The Australian #gender clinic remains unidentified at the moment
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I am trained in #developmental #psychology and #neuroscince. I have been screaming the #teenagebrain is #underreconstruction from the rooftops! Am totally ashamed of my peers who wilfully ignore this. #neuroplasticity #frontallobes #psychologists #gender #rogd #trans #detrans
The teenage brain is under reconstruction. The prefrontal cortex is not fully developed until minimum aged 25. A bit longer for males. The prefrontal cortex is largely responsible for: decision making, planning, organisation, focusing, impulsivity, aka executive functions
Managing emotions, predicting consequences of one’s choices and moderating social behaviour. This is #science #facts Anyone who says otherwise is brainwashed by #ideology Shame on any professional who ignores this #gender #trans #detrans #shame
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@MattHancock @BorisJohnson
A New Year’s Day plea on behalf of all the UKs Therapists who want to help rebuild our nation from this tragic pandemic

We need investment across the pathway - we haven’t seen a penny

#LongCOVID clinics are a start but no where near enough 1/6
We have the skills and ability to care for people with complex rehabilitation needs

We work in multi-disciplinary teams, autonomously and in professional groups from intensive care to community

There isn’t a space in health and social care that you won’t find us 2/6
Yet still we suffer from lack of any serious investment. Often being the after thought to business cases, and being expected to do more with less

We have yet to see serious commitment to rehabilitation pathways & if it can’t come now, during a global pandemic, when will it? 3/6
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What is notable is #NSWHealth #PublicHealth at #CoffsHarbour also have serious issues.But in Vic,lack of care & management 💰in #mental PH certainly an issue with deadly results. Particularly with Latrobe Health Services/regional. #Auspol #BryceFarrell abc.net.au/news/2020-12-1…
1/#CoffsHarbour #publichealth has similar methodology to hide error as #Regional #PublicHealth in Victoria.About time for change @VictorianCHO given the dysfunction exposed by Covid. @JennyMikakos Too many people have their lives cut short or decimated by public health systems./2
2/ The death above not unexpected considering following list over regional health services from 2009/2016.
1.Lead mental health supervisor of #Gippsland, ✍️summary for trainee LHS psychologist(4 GP)Serious level of errors & legal defamation in doc.(author didn’t meet patient./2
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Everybody can learn from this thread but today I want to speak directly to my #therapist #counselors, and #psychologists.

If you know them...tag them.
I KNOW they didn’t teach you how to market in school.

I GET that it’s a lot being responsible for running the practice and finding new clients.

But you’re making it harder on yourself than it has to be.
I’m going to teach you how to do ONE THING that helped a therapist in my membership to pull in $15,000 in new business before even formally launching the site for her practice.

This will increase your visibility online and help you to get more clients.

Let’s start at the top.
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2006! #Psychologists "predicted" #anxiety & "catastrophizing" would "predict the presence & intensity of persistent #headache, as well as other non-pain physical symptoms of headache." HA+nonpain=#migraine. If headache has non-pain symptoms, it's #migraine webmd.com/migraines-head…
✔️ FACT "Researchers believe that #migraine is the result of fundamental neurological abnormalities caused by genetic mutations at work in the brain." New models help scientists study "the biological cascade, genetic components & mechanisms of migraine." ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-…
Participants in the 2006 study got 1 #anxiety or #castrophizing point per #migraine symptom: light/sound sensitivity; nausea; visual disturbance; speech difficulty; 1-sided weakness, numbness, tingling.

✔️ These are all standard migraine symptoms (& just the START of the fun).
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@CContrarus @hope411adcock @painadvocateAR @tal7291 @fightpaindaily @speakingabtpain @jillyannjiggs @JoeFalzone8 @JSG_54 @LadyAg72 @brent_kellogg @dr4liberty @Irishbrat1966 @ThomasKlineMD @DanLairdMD @D321Debbie @Angelsgal02 @esteckler2 I've been housebound w/ continuous #migraine for 15 yrs, direct @headsUPmigraine, & disagree profoundly w/ overpsychologizing pain.

#Psychologists are wrong to diagnose "catastrophizing" w/ this test w/o telling patients that doctors may use results to taper/deny #opioids.
@CContrarus @hope411adcock @painadvocateAR @tal7291 @fightpaindaily @speakingabtpain @jillyannjiggs @JoeFalzone8 @JSG_54 @LadyAg72 @brent_kellogg @dr4liberty @Irishbrat1966 @ThomasKlineMD @DanLairdMD @D321Debbie @Angelsgal02 @esteckler2 @headsUPmigraine Thread below: @headsUPmigraine's response to "catastrophizing" survey & diagnosis, as well as its "possible predictive value for #opioid prescription" (sec 4: Discussion, Sharifzadeh, Darnall, et al., 2017). ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
People should be informed if a questionnaire they're given to diagnose a #psychological disorder might potentially be used by a physician to deny them treatment for a physical disease.
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Reports from all around the world including from those of @WHO say that Corona virus is here to stay. The future seems like a dystopian one, and a lot of people are going through personal experiences and emotions that they have never felt before.
The @UN has already laid out their policy about #Covid-19 and the need for action on #mentalhealth. It is serious. We must recognize the importance of a healthy mind. People from all walks of life including small children are concerned and afraid of what the future holds for them
These are the times when we need to reassure ourselves, or someone who can re-ignite in us the confidence in our capability to survive even in the harshest times. This is a window for inspirational figures and government authorities in India to start a movement about the
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#psychologist - what does the CMS
#telehealth waiver means for you, your practice, and #Medicare Patients? An @APAPractice thread...

apaservices.org/practice/legal…
Great news = #Medicare patients can now receive telehealth care in their homes or ANY health care facility during the #coronavirus emergency.
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#psychologist practice location was not restricted. We expect this means that psychologists can practice telehealth out of their homes, and we have contacted @CMSGov to confirm.
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Follow along as we live tweet the @FertStert journal club. What do you think about #uterinetransplant? #ASRM2019
Send your questions via Twitter to ask the panel! #ASRM2019
#uterine transplant is a treatment for absolute uterine factor infertility #ASRM2019
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