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  • David Lukoff - An addendum to his encounter with the APA
    Aikido in Action with David Lukoff: An addendum to his encounter with the APA
    David emailed me a few days later. He decided to flesh out the story and give additional background information that he thought was important as this all unfolded.In reading what David wrote, it became clear to me that there was much more at stake...
  • David Lukoff - Putting Aikido to work off the mat
    David Lukoff – Putting Aikido into action off the mat
    David Lukoff, featured here before, recently had a situation arrive in his professional life where he was able to put his Aikido skills to the test off the mat.But first, a little background about David. He is shodanwho trains at Two Rock Aikido...
  • APA Photo Assistant Basic Training sponsored by Sony
    Dear photographer can I carry your bags?
    If you are a working photographer there is a good chance someone has asked you if they can work as an assistant or intern on one of your jobs. For new photographers this is a welcome opportunity to get some free help especially on a test shoot. On...
  • The American Psychological Association has added workplace bullying resources to website
    APA adds workplace bullying resources to website
    The American Psychological Association (APA) has added new resources to its Center for Organizational Excellenceweb pageas part of its Resources for Employers. However, anyone interested in the topic of workplace bullying should find helpful...
  • APA Publishes New Book on Autism in Schools
    APA Publishes New Book on Autism in Schools
    The American Psychological Association (APA) has announced the publication of a new volume in the “Applying Psychology to the Schools” Book Series. The text, Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based...
  • The ABIM Foundation and the APA are promoting a list of five psychiatric treatments to question
    Choosing wisely: ABIM Foundation promulgates lists of treatments to question
    The ABIM Foundation, a non-profit arm of the American Board of Internal Medicine established in 1999, has announced the creation of lists of tests, treatments, and drugs that patients should question. The ABIM has as its mission the advancement of...
  • "Working with Planning Consultants" by Eric Damian Kelly
    How to work with a planning consultant
    Planners hiring planners. It happens all the time. Every time you hear the familiar acronymistic ring of "RFP" or "RFQ" in regards to a planning topic, that's likely what's going on (although not necessarily -public...
  • Anti-DSM protest
    DSM-5 controversy heats up as new edition is introduced
    A rising controversy over the DSM-5, the new edition of the so-called Bible of psychiatry, heated up to a flashpoint last weekend as the book was launched at the 166th annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.Criticism of the new...
  • APA to begin 2013 national championships in Las Vegas from April 24-27
    APA to begin 2013 national championships in Las Vegas from April 24-27
    Phoenix APA players will be participating this week in the association's single's national championships, held at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV from April 24-27. The four day event will feature tournaments in 8-ball, 9-ball...
  • Book
    Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) not a mental disorder according to APA
    It's almost official. It appears that Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) will not be included in the revised version of the DSM which is due to be published in 2013.Rejecting an intensive lobbying campaign, a task force of the American...
  • "Red Rain"
    R.L. Stine pours into the adult horror genre with 'Red Rain'
    Having taken the world by storm with his Fear Street and Goosebumps series, Young Adult Horror novelist R.L. Stine breaks through the barriers to invade the Adult Horror genre with his new novel “Red Rain.” The question to follow,...
  • Evoke
    'Evoke' festival offers new works from LGBT APA artists
    East West Players (EWP),the nation’s largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work and the longest-running professional theatre of color in the country, debuts EVOKE: A Festival of Diverse Voices. EVOKE runs October 11-14th...
  • Purging, eating disorder
    Revisiting A Lesser Known Eating Disorder: Purging
    Have you ever known of anyone who eats, not overeat, but really enjoy eating anything they want and shortly afterwards spends several minutes in the bathroom? More than likely they are purging. Purging is a dieting practice where the dieter is...
  • Mike Honda
    Record number of Asian-Americans running for U.S. Congress
    With their surging Census numbers, Asian-Americans are taking the next step: They are running for public office.Including Pacific Islanders, 30 Asian-Americans launched campaigns for Congress this year, compared with 10 in 2010 and eight in 2008,...
  • APA Officers
    American Airlines reaches tentative contract agreement with pilots union
    American Airlinesand its pilots union can forget this Friday's plan to abandon their current bankruptcy deal, and seek stricter terms. It appears that has been avoided, with a tentative deal reached Wednesday between the pilots union and the...