This blog is part free, part paid. This hybrid model of blogging is not new, but has been strongly influenced by my experience over the years with media interviews and internet contacts through my websites. Basically, I am an “old school” psychologist who believes in ‘giving psychology away’ to those who want or need it; this has become hugely more difficult with the advent of insurance companies, licensing regulations, and limits on the inter-state and inter-country practice of psychology and has served to limit consumer access to experienced and practiced behavioral health providers, although some of these limits have been loosened by the demands placed on health care by COVID19 and its extenuating circumstances.
So, then: This blog, open to everyone, and the hybrid blog model. Everyone has access to my views on psychology, but to join the conversation and dig deeper into the subject, readers must become Member-subscribers. This helps ensure that serious readers have access to like-minded colleagues in their quest for new learning and human understanding, but also prevents hackers and dilettantes from hijacking blog content and readership for their own purposes.
Finally, it is a way for readers of this blog to also contribute to others by having their Membership fees donated to charity for good causes -thereby utilizing a basic belief in how psychology can create happiness – by helping others.
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