Frederick Peterson, Psy.D. retired from the Veterans Administration in December 2017. He co-authored a book The Gender Revolution and New Sexual Health. published by Cognella Academic Press this year. He is expanding his private practice in sexual health, family-centered perinatal education, and forensic psychology by establishing the Ohio Institute of Sexual Health (see ad in this newsletter).
James Daniel Barna, Ph.D. published a brief article in the December 2017 OPA Review titled “To Apologize is Good Practice” about the Ohio “apology” statute in Ohio Revised Code 2317.42. Dr Barna also presented a lecture March 14, 2018 to the WSU SOPP forensic emphasis faculty and students about establishing and maintaining a solo private practice forensic clinical psychology practice.
Kenneth Drude, Ph.D. did a presentation “Telepsychology Practices” at the WSU SOPP Ellis Institute with SOPP psychology interns on March 21, 2018 and a workshop, “Best Practices in Using Technology in Mental Health Treatment”, for the Toledo Area Academy of Professional Psychology on March 16, 2018.
Dene Berman, Ph.D. is planning his retirement and is sharing the following about what steps he is taking in this process:
- I will keep my malpractice insurance since I plan to do other psychology-related activities.
- At the point that I am no longer practicing at all, I will get a tail for my insurance.
- I will keep my Ohio license active.
- I will continue to see long-term patients, or refer them to someone else’s practice
- I will notify current patients, in writing, that I will be closing my private practice, with a date specified
- I will keep my website open, with a notice that says that I will not be accepting new patients
- The website has instructions for how patients can obtain a copy of their records. http://www. lifespancounseling.org/
- I will keep all records in compliance with Ohio psychology laws, which take precedence over APA standards.”