December 2012 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 43 No. 11
COVER: Preventing obesity
- Big kids
Behavioral health experts are fighting the childhood obesity epidemic from a variety of angles. Here’s what works.
With funding from the Department of Defense, Lisa Brenner is developing a suicide prevention program for military personnel and veterans with traumatic brain injuries.
Pawan Sinha is working to treat blindness among India's poorest children and in the process is discovering how the brain learns to see.
A Texas foundation works to create quality psychology internships that will help underserved clients.
Psychologists are working to make schools more welcoming for LGBTQ youth.
An APA program is bringing behavioral and social science expertise to the front lines of HIV/AIDS prevention and care.
Psychologists are working as part of health-care teams to help older adults keep their sex lives going strong.
The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has been addressing the nation's mental and behavioral health needs since 1992.
A surprising number of children have followed in their psychologist parents' footsteps.
By donating to the American Psychological Foundation, Steven James is strengthening the next generation of psychologists.
- Suicide becomes the leading cause of injury-related death
- $10 million goes to support psychology and social work programs
- Is your campus safe?
- Pretend play may not drive child development as much as once thought
- Psychologists debate the meaning of students' falling SAT scores
- By the numbers
- Nadine J. Kaslow is APA's 2014 president
- APA chief is elected to IOM
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS UPDATE
APA co-hosts a briefing to draw attention to the pressing need to strengthen the mental health workforce to care for the nation’s older adults.
An assistant professor, clinician and NSF-funded researcher.
EDUCATION LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
APA plays a key role in supporting excellence in education and training.
Psychologists can help improve the quality of education by pointing out the ways people fall prey to ethical blind spots.
The Graduate Psychology Education program funds trainees to provide much-needed care.