An ideal opportunity to connect with colleagues, this year’s meeting from Aug. 7-10 will feature numerous events and activities in addition to programming spanning the discipline of psychology.
- Few Americans Aware of Their Rights for Mental Health Coverage
APA survey reveals only 4 percent of Americans know about mental health parity law
- What’s it like to attend a White House summit? These psychologists can tell you
Psychologists join President Obama in addressing sports concussions in youth.
- APA Supports Introduction of Bill to Fund CDC Firearm Injury Prevention Research
Participates in press conference to raise awareness of the legislation.
- APA Hosts Briefing on Discrimination Against the Unemployed
Psychologists, unemployed professional address congressional staff.
- APA members and president-elect speak at briefing on children’s mental health
APA members provided recommendations for expanding partnerships to promote children’s mental health at a May congressional briefing.
- Guidance for psychologists treating perinatal depression now available
The value of psychotherapy is highlighted in a new Center for Psychology and Health briefing sheet on perinatal depression.
From APA Publishing
- Free shipping now available for APA books and products
APA now offers free shipping to individuals in the U.S., including Alaska, Hawaii and U.S. territories, for all its books and other products.
- American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
This journal publishes articles about mental health and human development from a multidisciplinary and interprofessional perspective.
- On Becoming a Better Therapist, Second Edition
This book details a five-step plan for therapists to take charge of personal and professional development, stave off disenchantment, and remain a vital force for change in clients' lives.
- This Day In June
This uplifting and upbeat book shares the experience of attending an LGBT pride festival. A note to parents and caregivers provides information on how to talk to children about sexual orientation and gender identity in age-appropriate ways.
- Effects of Parental Incarceration on Children
This book uses state-of-the-art research methods to illuminate the impact of parental incarceration on child development, exploring clinical, policy, and research implications.
Continuing Education in Psychology
- CE Sessions
Convention attendees can earn unlimited continuing education credits by attending numerous sessions, all for a single fee.
Calls for Applications and Nominations
- TOPSS Speakers Bureau: Speaker Volunteer Form
Online form to submit in order to volunteer to serve in the TOPSS Speaker Bureau.
- Continuing Education Committee Terms: 2015
The Continuing Education Committee seeks nominations from individuals, APA Committees, Boards and Divisions, as well as self-nominations for four new members to begin three-year terms on Jan. 1, 2015.
APA member Kipling D. Williams, PhD, in:
Voices: At Santa Barbara, an all-too-familiar profile — USA Today
"A lifetime of ostracism can lead to many things — depression, suicidal ideation, eating disorders — but not necessarily violence. Being aggressive or being violent is a way not to increase belonging but a way to increase sense of control or acknowledgment by others."
Speaking of Psychology
"Speaking of Psychology" is an audio podcast series that gives psychologists the opportunity to talk about their work and share their insights.
Episode 11: Music and your health (Daniel Levitin, PhD)