Websites of the Month
The latest at APA's Web site
This site serves as a resource center for psychologists in law. It links to the APA journal Psychology, Public Policy and Law, and abstracts from its table of contents, as well as to APA amicus briefs on topics such as animal research, patient confidentiality, hospital privileges and the insanity defense. The site also features online and print resources in areas from courtroom testimony to mental disabilities law.
Other helpful sites
This Stanford University site offers a listing of online full-text science journals. It includes free, archived and reprinted articles from journals such as Psycholoquy, Journal of Neuroscience, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Journal of Psychotherapy Research and Practice and others.
Visit this site to tap a network of psychologists in independent practice. The site lists psychologists according to their specialties and locations and links to their home pages. Through the site, psychologists can refer patients to one another, locally and across distances.
Visitors to this site will find information on 4,000 federal and private clinical trials at more than 47,000 locations nationwide. The studies--mostly sponsored by the National Institutes of Health--involve a wide range of diseases and conditions, from skin, bone and brain disease to bulimia. The trials referenced are evaluating new drugs and medical procedures for diagnosing, treating or preventing diseases.
Science & Pseudoscience
Review in Mental Health
This site offers a review of therapy techniques it considers scientifically dubious--among them Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Thought Field Therapy, aromatherapy and vision therapy. The reviewers are from the Pseudoscience Review Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy.
Translating Behavioral Research Into Action
Click on this site for the just-released report "Translating Behavioral Science into Action," from the National Advisory Mental Health Council Behavioral Science Workgroup. The report focuses on how the National Institute of Mental Health can bring behavioral research findings to people with mental illnesses and others in the general public.