I find the redo of the Monitor outstanding
on all counts—from design to content.
Really well done! Now this magazine
works, at least for me. Congratulations to all involved!
Carl Pickhardt, PhD
I agree with those who have voiced their appreciation for the
current layout and content of the Monitor. It contains very
valuable information for practioners such as myself.
Richard Holloway, PhD
Just a quick congratulations for the Monitor. I have enjoyed
many articles over the years but find the recent editions outstanding—now a much more informative and better set up
As an Australian International Affiliate, I am well
informed about psychology in America.
Judith E. Paphazy, PhD
East Malvern, Victoria, Australia
ARTICLE BURIES THE LEAD ON VA HIRING CHANGES
The November 2016 article “Now more students are eligible
for VA training” buried the lead; important changes may go
unnoticed as a result. The title and subtitle “New rules at
the Department of Veterans Affairs allow U.S. citizens from
Canadian-accredited schools to apply for VA internships”
failed to call attention to other important and meaningful
changes. It isn’t until the end of the article in one brief paragraph that readers were made aware that “the new rule also
updates and clarifies the qualifications psychologists must
have to apply for other VA positions.” The article makes
only a meager mention of “board certification,” and readers
may have missed a significant change. The VA can now hire
psychologists who didn’t have APA-accredited internships if
they’ve obtained ABPP.
It is unfortunate that this news was buried in an article
with an unrelated title so deeply that those who could benefit may have missed it. It means that some psychologists who
didn’t have APA-accredited internships can now work at one
of our largest employers if they obtain ABPP certification.
Todd Finnerty, PsyD
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