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Available Programs
Protecting Patient Privacy When the Court Calls

Recognize ethical challenges psychologists should consider when responding to subpoenas that request disclosure of client records or test data.

Becoming an Adult in the Face of Racism

Describe how racial discrimination is both an institutional and interpersonal stressor.

Avoiding a Disconnect with Telemental Health

Describe the potential benefits of telemental health practice.

Competent, Affirming Practice with Older Lesbian and Gay Adults

Discuss the changing demographics of lesbian and gay adults in the U.S.

Facebook as a Research Tool

Describe the opportunities and challenges of Facebook, and acquire practical ways to conduct research on Facebook.

Do U.S. Laws Go Far Enough to Prevent Bullying at School?

Distinguish between bullying and harassment, and describe how bullying at school can be a civil rights violation.

Emerging Ethical Threats to Client Privacy in Cloud Communication and Data Storage

Explain relevant guidelines and ethical standards affected by new technological threats.

Unseen Wounds: The Contribution of Psychological Maltreatment to Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Risk Outcomes

Defines psychological maltreatment, and compares and contrasts the effects of psychological, sexual and physical abuse on child and adolescent clinical and behavioral outcomes.

Best Practices for an Online World

Offers wisdom for psychologists working with clients in today's era of online communications.

Healing Thyself

The authors discuss the research exploring why psychologists may benefit from psychotherapy and report on the findings of their own national survey.

The Dark Side of Professional Ethics

Identifies ways to improve adherence to integrated strategies for psychologists to act ethically within their professional roles.

Avoiding Ethical Missteps

Learn how to avoid ethical missteps by drawing on the science of prevention to minimize the risks related to unethical behavior in this article from the April APA Monitor on Psychology.

Aging, with Grace

In this article, learn how the significant change in demographics affecting the United States is similarly affecting the world and about the relationship between life satisfaction, depression and old age.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The authors describe 14 CAM modalities in the order of their frequency of use as reported in a large national survey conducted for the National Institutes of Health in this article from the April APA Monitor on Psychology.

Improving Learning

In this article, found in the July/August APA Monitor on Psychology, two goals will be accomplished. The first goal is to identify some principles of learning that are grounded in cognitive science. The second is to describe some advanced learning environments that attempt to weave in these principles and thereby improve education.

Preventing Violence Against Teachers

Eighty percent of the nation?s teachers have been victims of threats or physical violence. Psychologists have the expertise to help turn around this alarming statistic.

Record Keeping for Practitioners

Identify various APA resources and discuss the key issues in establishing a record disposition plan in this article from the Feburary APA Monitor on Psychology.

What Are the Benefits of Mindfulness?

Identify the definition and benefits of mindfulness and what practices develop mindfulness in this article from the July/August APA Monitor on Psychology.

When Illness Strikes You

Comprehend the most common responses to life-threatening illness in this article from the November APA Monitor on Psychology.

Sexual Hook-up Culture

The authors review the literature on sexual hook-ups and consider the research on the psychological consequences of casual sex in this article from the February APA Monitor on Psychology.

Smarter Phones, Smarter Practice

Mobile phone apps measure many psychological, social and physiological factors associated with well-being, making them valuable tools for psychology practice and research. And it?s just the beginning.

How to Make the Most of Telepsychology and Steer Clear of Common Pitfalls

Discuss the growing demand for telepsychology services, and discuss the common pitfalls for psychologists who offer telepsychology services.

Psychologists' Roles in Helping to Treat Opioid-Use Disorders and Prevent Overdoses

Discuss the factors behind the growing use of opioids.

How Should a Psychologist Advise a Heterosexual Man Who Has Sexual Thoughts About Men?

Identify the ethical principles and ethics code standards involved in helping religious clients address sexual orientation concerns.

How Psychology Can Do More to Prevent Abuse of People with Disabilities

Discuss how common violence is among people with disabilities.

Forgiveness Can Improve Mental and Physical Health. Research Shows How to Get There

Discuss what true forgiveness is, and describe the mental health benefits of forgiveness.

Research on Suicide Overlooks Young Children and Psychologists are Working to Change

Describe the factors that lead to suicidal thoughts among children.

Is God Punishing Me? How Psychologists Can Help Veterans Forgive Themselves and Heal

Discuss the links among guilt, spirituality and suicide risk among veterans.

Depression During Pregnancy is an Often-Overlooked Opportunity to Intervene Early

Describes the factors that contribute to depression among pregnant women and the treatments of depression during pregnancy.

Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk ? The Research on Why It's Important to Give Yourself a Break

Describe and distinguish self-compassion and self-forgiveness.

How Should a Psychologist Handle a Parent's Request for a Minor's Potentially Harmful Health Records?

Identify the Ethics Code Standards involved in treating minors in high-conflict families, and describe alternatives to releasing potentially harmful health records.

Should this Assistant Professor Lead an Investigation into Complaints Against a Dean

Identify the Ethics Code Standards involved in conflict of interest.

How to Be a Better Supervisor for Students in Health Services

Identify certain types of harmful supervision.

How Psychologists Can Bring Their Expertise to End-of-Life Care

Define palliative care and how it is different from hospice care.

Assisted Dying: The Motivations, Benefits and Pitfalls of Hastening Death

Describe APA's resolution on assisted dying, and discuss research on how family and friends are affected when a loved one chooses assisted dying.

Should a Clinician Use Telehealth to See Patients While Traveling?

Identify the pitfalls psychologists might encounter if they want to use telehealth with patients while traveling.

New Paths for People With Prolonged Grief Disorder

Define prolonged grief disorder and discuss its inclusion in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).

HIV Laws That Appear To Do More Harm Than Good

Define these "HIV exposure" or "HIV criminalization" laws and discuss the limits of these laws and the ways they can subject people to discrimination

Embracing a Gender-Affirmative Model for Transgender Youth

Discuss research on the mental health benefits of affirming children's gender identities.

Psychological Testing Assessments are Going High-Tech

Discuss how psychological tests and assessments are being replaced by virtual reality systems and video games.

The Cultural Distinctions in Whether, When and How People Engage in Suicidal Behavior

Consider the different motivations for suicide among people of different cultures, races and ethnicities.

What Should You Do If a Case is Outside Your Skill Set?

Learn whether to take on or continue working with a patient and what action to take if you suspect you lack the right tools to treat a patient.

Should This Therapist Testify at a Divorced Couple?s Custody Hearing?

Consider how scope of practice affects a therapist's ability to testify and avoid ethical conflicts in court.

Using Technology to Captivate Learners: New Research from Psychologists

Describe how video games can both improve and measure student learning.

Are You Burned Out? Here Are the Signs and What to Do About Them

Describe the components of burnout and discuss ways to determine whether psychology practitioners are experiencing burnout.

Practice Makes Perfect: Strategies that Hone Practitioners' Skills

Define feedback-informed treatment and deliberate practice.

How Should A Junior Psychologist Handle a Supervisor's Compromised Competence?

Identify the Ethics Code Standards involved in a psychologist?s compromised competence.