April 2013 | Monitor on Psychology

Vol. 44 No. 4
April 2013 Monitor on Psychology

On the Cover:
Alternative techniques

  • Alternative techniques

    Today’s psychologists are increasingly integrating complementary and alternative medicine techniques into their work with clients. Here’s an overview of the most popular treatments, the research on their efficacy and the ethical concerns they raise.

Can this marriage be saved?


Can this marriage be saved?

With up to 50 percent of marriages ending in divorce, new research by psychologists is delineating the factors that make love last.

Health psychologist Ann Webster  (credit: Evan Richman)


Opening hearts & minds

Health psychologist Ann Webster uses relaxation response techniques and other mind-body tools to help older adults find renewed vitality.



South Africa’s shameful past and hopeful future

Psychologist and anti-Apartheid activist Saths Cooper has dedicated his life to ensuring that psychology serves all of humanity, not just a powerful few.

President Barack Obama presented psychologist Anne Treisman, PhD, with the National Medal of Science, the highest honor in science given by the U.S. government. (credit: Ryan K. Morris/National Science & Technology Medals Foundation)


Health-care falls short on stress management

APA's latest Stress in America survey finds that health-care providers give inadequate attention to the behavioral health needs of younger Americans and people with chronic illness.

The next DSM

A look at the major revisions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, due out next month.

Transgender today

Throughout history, transgender people have been misunderstood and seldom studied. That’s beginning to change.

Taking psychology to school

Thanks to APA's Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education, psychology research is helping teachers and other school staff become even more effective.

Advancing psychology to help society

Preventing violence and psychology's role in health were among the key items discussed by APA's Council of Representatives.

Helping an underserved population

The editors of the Journal of Rural Mental Health seek to expand the journal’s reach with its move to APA.

Finding the family voice

The incoming editors of Families, Systems, & Health plan to strengthen the journal’s content on how family fits in to health care.

Nicole Shackelford, PsyD (credit: Scott Streble)


Nicole Shackelford, PsyD

Meet a private practitioner, criminal evaluator and proud pet mom.