The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded program will help create safe and supportive school environments to reduce bullying, change group norms and improve school climate.
- American Psychological Association Elects University of Puget Sound Professor Barry S. Anton as 2015 President
- APA supports National Memory Screening Day
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America initiative will set up nearly 1,900 memory screening sites nationwide on Nov. 19.
- AAMC, APA Collaboration Provides Access to Free Online Psychological Science Resources for Health Care Professionals
- Despite Shutdown, APA Advocates for Youth Suicide Prevention
Participants of APA’s 2013 Education Leadership Conference met with Congressional offices to advocate for the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act Reauthorization of 2013.
- MyAPA now includes opportunity to opt in to messages from state associations
Communication from state, provincial or territorial psychological associations will help raise awareness of advocacy and public education efforts.
- American Heart Association supports reimbursement for psychologists as part of primary care practice teams
The recommended policy changes would allow insurance companies to reimburse psychologists and others who treat behavioral issues for their services.
- Voice Awards honor documentary on alcohol addiction
The APA-sponsored award ceremony honored 'Bill W.,' a documentary addressing substance use disorders, peer support and recovery.
From APA Publishing
- APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology
This two-volume handbook provides an overarching review of current empirical research on sexuality and a synthesis of the dominant theoretical perspectives that have guided both research and clinical practice.
- Creating Well-Being
This book presents a four-step process for overcoming negative thinking and building well-being. Each chapter demonstrates how taking small, manageable steps adds up, over time, to real and permanent change.
- Pretend Play in Childhood
This book reviews the theory and research on pretend play and creativity, including cognitive and affective processes involved in play and creativity, possible evolutionary purposes of play, and its cultural variations.
Calls for Nominations and Applications
- APA Congressional Fellowship Program
The purpose of this fellowship is to provide psychologists with an invaluable public policy learning experience, to contribute to the more effective use of psychological knowledge in government and to broaden awareness about the value of psychology-government interaction among psychologists and within the federal government.
- Call for Nominations for Journal Editors
APA Division 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice) has opened nominations for the editorship of a new quarterly journal, tentatively titled Practice Innovations, to begin publication in 2016. Nominations will be considered until selection is completed, but for optimal consideration candidates should apply before March 15, 2015.
- BEA Grants for Precollege & Undergraduate Teaching Conferences
These grants support precollege and undergraduate teaching conferences to enhance the quality of teaching and learning outcomes.
Continuing Education in Psychology
APA member Michael O’Hara, PhD, in:
When the ‘baby blues’ are something more — The Boston Globe
“Social support is probably the most important thing to provide a new mother, who is at a particularly fragile point in life,” said O’Hara. “Allowing the mother to sleep may be key [as] lack of sleep is a catalyst for bringing on psychiatric symptoms.”
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 3: Getting into a terrorist's mind (John Horgan, PhD)