February 1, 2013

American Psychological Association Announces a New Video Training Resource for Undergraduate Students — APA Video Introduction to Psychotherapy Systems™

New collection of more than 20 demonstrational videos to help familiarize undergraduate psychology students with fundamental psychotherapy concepts

WASHINGTON—The American Psychological Association announces the release of APA Video Introduction to Psychotherapy Systems™, a new collection of more than 20 demonstrational videos that were hand-selected to help familiarize undergraduate psychology students with fundamental psychotherapy concepts. The videos cover a comprehensive range of presenting issues and demonstrate approaches used by experts in the field. Each video demonstrates a different approach, and also includes an interview with the featured clinician, who provides discussion regarding the approach depicted.

From adolescent psychotherapy to short-term dynamic therapy, APA Video Introduction to Psychotherapy Systems offers a foundation in psychotherapy for undergraduate psychology students by exposing them to a variety of approaches as demonstrated by expert clinicians for treating a wide-range of presenting issues. Actors playing the role of clients effectively display common (but at times difficult to capture) presenting issues, such as schizophrenia. All of the videos are based on actual case material.

“With a growing trend toward integrating instructional videos into psychology instruction, APA was able to draw from a deep reservoir of authoritative psychotherapy training resources to provide undergraduate students with a practical video training tool that will greatly enhance their education in psychology,” said Gary R. VandenBos, PhD, APA Publisher.

APA Video Introduction to Psychotherapy Systems is delivered exclusively on the APA PsycNET® platform, which provides intuitive user navigation, including keyword searching within transcripts that are synchronized with the video display for each demonstration. Users can create clips and share personalized video playlists from the collection, and all of the videos have been coded with index terms from the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms®, along with expert metadata by APA professionals to facilitate precise searching.

For more information on APA Video Introduction to Psychotherapy Systems or other APA electronic resources, call (877) 236-2941 or (202) 336-5633, or visit APA Databases & Electronic Resources.

The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists. APA's membership includes more than 137,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.