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Illinois law allows psychologists to prescribe

Illinois joins New Mexico and Louisiana as states that allow licensed clinical psychologists with advanced, specialized training to prescribe certain medications for the treatment of mental health disorders. Read more in the APA Journal September 2014, Vol 45, No. 8

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On the front lines of behavioral health care

By Rebecca Voelker October 2013 Mental health professionals are scarce in Doña Ana County, N.M., a federally designated health professional shortage area. “The most recent estimate is that there are 100 psychiatrists for 2 million people” in the state, says Christina Vento, PsyD, training director in New Mexico State University’s psychopharmacology program. The New Mexico…
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