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Portland is hiring two police psychologists

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As much as Portland's police say they're now the de facto psychological workers for the mentally ill on the city's streets, they need mental help too.The city is hiring contracted psychologist positions, one to conduct pre-hiring tests and another to test officers on staff who have gone through traumatic events or have had questions raised about their fitness.It's also a sign that the city may be parting ...   More
 
Monday, May 13, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Psychologists Win Round Over Psychiatrists But Battle Continues


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Psychologists are pushing for the right to prescribe drugs in Oregon—which would become only the third state to approve such a practice if the effort succeeds. Medical doctors—including psychiatrists, who have full prescription authority—oppose them. It's the kind of low-profile, high-stakes battle that matters intensely to the groups involved. But it may not capture the attention ...   More
 
Thursday, February 25, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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