Welcome to APHS.
A person suffering from psychological or behavioral problems has been emotionally wounded or violated, and or not provided the unique sensitivity required for their particular emotional and or educational antenna.
For every individual struggling with attention, behavioral inappropriateness, anxiety,
sadness or poor thought control, there is a unique
and meaningful explanation that needs to be
True healing comes from restoring and renewing the things that define and reflect our
humanity, such as intimacy, community, art, music, patience, spirituality and play. Often adults need to recognize
sensitivities and skill set lapses that need to be reinforced, praised and conditioned. More often in our society, we need to be patient and allow the growth and change to happen on a natural time table.
We are a community-based psychological treatment
center offering a broad range of
psychological services including: Individual
Treatment, Couples Counseling, Family Therapy,
Domestic Violence treatment, Anger Management treatment, Consultations, A Full Range of Psychological Testing and Expert Court Testimony.
We offer services to
children, adolescents and adults. Treatment programs and
services are designed to positively impact the full spectrum of
emotional, psychological, physical, social and spiritual
dimensions that make us fully human.
Our treatment facility is one of only a few of its kind
in the United States that specializes in and supports a
patient's wish and right to be treated without
the use and reliance upon psychiatric drugs.
For this reason, we often find great working relationships with patients often labeled "treatment resistant" and "non-compliant". We welcome clients finding psychotropic medications useful, and
hold no religious or other forced aversion to a patient's wish to use such interventions. Medications are very
successful for controlling thoughts, feelings and
behaviors; however, we specialize in fundamental
long lasting psychological treatment.
Dr. Watson is asked to appear on National Television! See NAPPP's new National PBS, Lifetime, Family Network, etc... informative piece at
Patient Consent for Medical Records Update:
Dr. Watson several years ago was asked by a mother to obtain her son's medical-psychiatric records so that Dr. Watson could review them for a possible lawsuit. The attorney involved forgot to bring a release to the meeting, and Dr. Watson offered his Release of Information form without realizing it specifically limited the purpose to just a "psychological" reason, thus, not including the "legal" purpose. Dr. Watson immediately apologized when it was brought to his attention, has always maintained with the mother and attorney it was without any further thought, was a typo and simple oversight. Dr. Watson agreed not to appeal the sanction from case/court, and was cleared of any ethical sanctions or repremand from the Licensing Board. The mother fully understood the release, wanted the records for Dr. Watson, and that the records would have been made available also with the attorney's release.
Dr. Watson was invited to be a keynote speaker to the Congress of
Mexico upon the dangers of
using psychotropic drugs on children suffering.
3-1-12 to Current:
Dr. Watson been providing expert
testimony, consultation and lectures regarding Medication Commitments/Forced
Orders to Treat, Optimal Treatment Planning When Comparing Using or Not Using
Psychiatric Medications, and Risk Assessment for patients throughout the United
States who wish to not use or minimal use psychiatric medications, most often
reversing an courts order for involuntarily drugging an individual.
Dr. Watson accepts position of International Executive Director for the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology (ICSPP), now called International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (ISEPP).
Dr. Watson submits testimony to the FDA on Electro-Convulsive Therapy (ECT) Device
classification, whereby, the FDA agreed with Dr. Watson and maintained the ECT
regulation classification, indicating safety and effectiveness has not been well demonstrated to lower the classification.
Dr. Watson submitted testimony to the FDA on dangers of
SSRI anti-depressants causing suicidal ideation and behaviors, whereby, the FDA had added one of the highest warning labels (black box) to these
types of medications, indicating that such anti-depressant medication could cause suicidal thoughts and behaviors for children and young adults.