APA has begun work to create the association’s first treatment guidelines, focusing initially on depressive disorders and obesity – health problems that affect people of all ages and from all walks of life
In this episode of 'This Is Psychology," Dr. Anderson discusses the advances in psychology that has produced evidence that with proper care, many people with serious mental illness can not only get better but become well enough to return to full functioning in society
- Latest APA Survey Reveals Deepening Concerns About Connection Between Chronic Disease and Stress
Psychologists warn of a rising public health dilemma, especially for high-risk groups
- Statement of the American Psychological Association on the DSM-5 Development Process
- A year of progress: APA works to advance psychology as a STEM discipline
Initiatives in 2011 encompass federal advocacy, public education, multi-disciplinary training, treatment guidelines and K-12 education
By Howard S. Kurtzman
- APA Teacher Stress Module
From APA Publishing
- Telehealth and Technology Innovations in Professional Psychology
Special issue of the APA journal Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol. 42, No. 6, December 2011. Includes articles about legal and ethical issues in telehealth; risk management; security management; electronic medical records; social media activity; and specific Internet-based treatments for various disorders.
Election Office Update
- Members defeat bylaws amendment to alter guidelines for dues exemption
Criteria for attaining life-status membership remain in place
- Council elects new board and committee members
Fall election seats 37 members on APA’s boards and committees
Continuing Education in Psychology
- Brief Therapy
A structure will be presented for organizing the tasks and skills involved in different phases (pre, early, middle, late, and follow-through) of therapy, will provide case examples and will illustrate brief therapy techniques.
From the Press Room
- Working Moms Feel Better than Stay-at-Home Moms, Study Finds
Mothers with jobs report fewer symptoms of depression, better overall health
The Washington Post ranks unemployment rates by major and degree based on a new study by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce.
View the article graphic to see where psychology ranks.
“Why A Teen Who Talks Back May Have A Bright Future” — NPR
Allen says almost all parents and teenagers argue. But it's the quality of the arguments that makes all the difference. "We tell parents to think of those arguments not as nuisance but as a critical training ground," he says.