Broadening Prescription Privileges

Several states (e.g., New Mexico, Hawaii) have granted prescription authority for psychologists and others are likely to follow. Nonetheless, the move toward prescription privileges by psychologists remains controversial. This topic is one that you will likely find interesting to discuss with your class, and lends itself quite nicely to a pro vs. con debate format. Integrate into the discussion ways in which prescription privileges might impact the assessment and diagnosis of abnormal behavior. The suggested readings and web links provided below should serve as useful starting points. Please peruse these articles before joining the discussion. And when using info from the article please remember to cite the source.