Websites of the Month
The latest at APA's Web site
This new center, produced by APA, offers practitioners a range of resources available from APA programs such as the Practice Directorate and outside APA, including an e-mail directory of APA members and other electronic products, information on practice-related advocacy and policy and guidance on evaluation and testing. Also available are career and job resources and information on managed care, reimbursement and legal and ethical issues.
Other helpful Web sites
Visitors to this site will find a confidential screening for clinical depression from the National Mental Health Association. The test offers immediate results about people's risk for clinical depression to help them recognize depression and, if needed, seek treatment. The screening is not meant to substitute for a professional evaluation. The site also provides information on depression.
Behavioral journals online
Visit this site for online versions of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, published by the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. The site, supported by the University of Rochester's Environmental Health Sciences Center, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the Department of Environmental Medicine, provides full-text articles.
Patient education materials
This site provides downloadable information on mental disorders and social problems for practitioners and their patients. The materials cover anxiety disorders, learning disabilities, depression, violence, autism and schizophrenia, among other topics. All materials are free and can be copied and distributed without permission.
Revised policy for IRB review
Visit this site to read about NIH's modified policy on Institutional Review Board (IRB) review of human subject research protocols. Under the revised policy, NIH no longer requires IRB approval of research protocols before researchers submit their applications. The new policy seeks to streamline NIH grant submission and peer review and applies to applications submitted from June onward.