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The Tarasoff Rule: The Implications of Interstate Variation and Gaps in Professional Training

 

By: Rebecca Johnson, MA, Govind Persad, JD, and Dominic Sisti, PhD

Recent events have revived questions about the circumstances that ought to trigger therapists’ duty to warn or protect. There is extensive interstate variation in duty to warn or protect statutes enacted and rulings made in the wake of the California Tarasoff ruling. These duties may be codified in...

Caveat Emptor: Careful with that Data

As the second decade of the 21st Century reaches its midpoint, using data and evaluating outcomes has become more and more important across a variety of fields. While data has long been the lifeblood of science, technology, and commerce, it is becoming increasingly essential for organizations and agencies within the social sector. However, these organizations and agencies must be careful that...

Anesthesia drug works on severe depression, but off-label use raises concerns

By Maiken Scott December 1, 2014   Anti-depressants work for only about half the people taking them.  The unlucky half quickly run out of options. Some psychiatrists are exploring the off-label use of the common anesthesia drug Ketamine, which has shown results, but is also raising concerns.   Researchers aren't quite sure why or how Ketamine works for people with depression - but several studies...

Pennsylvania Health Funders 2014 Annual Meeting

The Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative (PHFC) strives to improve the effectiveness of health funders' initiatives by collaborating, networking, sharing best practices, and creating a unified voice among funders working in communities across Pennsylvania.  PHFC began in 2008 and is co-chaired by Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, President and CEO of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, and by...

Scattergood Foundation Innovation Conference Featuring Jonah Berger, Former Representative Patrick Kennedy and Others

On Thursday October 30th (5:00pm-8:00pm) and Friday October 31st (8:30am-2:20pm), the Scattergood Foundation held a  convening  of 150+ national and local health leaders to focus on behavioral health innovation. The convening included leaders from the behavioral health profession, the legal profession, academia, consumers and their family members, advocates, executives of large health...

Let’s Not Hush the Issue Anymore

By Caitlin O'Brien

The scope of public health has grown tremendously over the past century. With the emergence of germ theory, the sanitation revolution, rise of chronic disease and new understandings of health disparities, the field has seeped into many aspects of society that affect our health. Despite this ongoing expansion, there is a serious threat to our health that is...

Building Agency Capacity for Program Evaluation Annual Forum

The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation and The Consultation Center at Yale University hosted the 3rd Annual Building Agency Capacity for Program Evaluation Forum to kick-off the 4th year of this initiative. The Foundation would like to thank the team from The Consultation Center at Yale University including Jacob Tebes PhD, Cindy Crusto PhD, Amy Griffin MA, Dana Prince PhD, and...

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