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Oliveira-Berry, J.M. DeLeon, P.H. Jennings, R. (2004). The Maturation of a Profession. Psychoanal. Psychol., 21(4):614-617.

(2004). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 21(4):614-617

The Maturation of a Profession

Jill M. Oliveira-Berry, Ph.D., Patrick H. DeLeon, Ph.D. and R. Jennings

Psychology's prescriptive authority (RxP-) agenda is now 2 decades in the making and reflects the gradual evolution of the profession into our nation's health care arena. Prescriptive authority provides our clinicians with a unique opportunity to strategically manage treatment and gives our patients access to a qualitatively different treatment perspective. The behavioral sciences are absolutely critical to ensuring “quality” health care, including mental health care.

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