New Handbook: The APA Handbook of the Psychology of Women

The APA Handbooks in Psychology series was launched in 2011 to provide comprehensive overviews and in-depth study of specific subfields within psychology. All of the Handbooks are included in the PsycBOOKS® database, and titles are also available individually.

The series currently contains 26 authoritative titles, including the 2014 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology.

""The most recent addition to this series is the APA Handbook of the Psychology of Women, edited by Cheryl B. Travis and Jacquelyn W. White and published in October 2017.

As a formal field of study, the psychology of women has pushed the boundaries of traditional theory, produced breakthroughs in methodology, and built links to some of the most challenging problems of our time. It remains an intellectually vibrant and socially relevant area, including initiatives that not only have changed the epistemology of knowledge, but also have expanded our understanding of ourselves and of the world.

Across this two-volume set, chapter authors provide scholarly reviews and in-depth analyses of subjects within their areas of expertise. Themes of status and power inform many chapters.

Volume 1: History, Theory, and Battlegrounds introduces:

  • An outline of the emergence of the psychology of women and its connections with the women’s movement;
  • Feminist critiques of theory, descriptions of innovative methodologies, and discussions of difference and similarity, both between women and men and between gender and sexuality;
  • A review of the social and economic contexts surrounding these issues, as well as the dichotomies sustained by sexism, stereotypes, and prejudice; and
  • Chapters that address the uniquely intersecting components of individual experience.

Volume 2: Perspectives on Women’s Private and Public Lives continues with:

  • A focus on applied topics, beginning with a section on psychological well-being that incorporates therapeutic models of gender, feminist goals of empowerment, multicultural feminism, and the borderlands of gender identity;
  • A discussion of close relationships, including issues of intimacy, equity, and changing models of family;
  • A description of victimization and narratives of victimhood;
  • An exploration of leadership, community, politics, and women in the workplace; and
  • A discussion of women’s roles and agency throughout the world, with special attention given to human rights and reproductive justice.

Visit the APA Handbook of the Psychology of Women web page for more information, including the full table of contents and editor biographies.

PsycBOOKS users on APA PsycNET® (including subscribers to APA PsycNET Gold, Gold Plus, and Platinum), EBSCOhost, Ovid and ProQuest can access the entire series by browsing PsycBOOKS or by performing a title search for a particular handbook.

Institutions also have the option of purchasing handbooks individually. Print only, Electronic only, or Electronic + Print options are available through APA, with electronic access provided via the APA PsycNET® platform. For more information on pricing and availability, please see the APA Handbooks in Psychology institutional purchase page or contact us at quotes@apa.org.

New Handbook: The APA Handbook of Trauma Psychology

The APA Handbooks in Psychology series was launched in 2011 to provide comprehensive overviews and in-depth study of specific subfields within psychology. All of the Handbooks are included in the PsycBOOKS® database, and titles are also available individually.

The series currently contains 24 authoritative titles, including the 2014 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology.

The most recent addition to the series, the APA Handbook of Trauma Psychology, was published in April 2017. It provides a survey of all the major areas and subtopics of empirical knowledge and practical applications in the field of trauma psychology, written by top experts in the field.

Volume 1 is divided into sections on the nature of trauma, its psychological impact, major conceptual frameworks for understanding traumatization, and trauma as viewed from the diverse perspective of various disciplines.

Volume 2 covers various applications of trauma psychology, including various modalities of trauma assessment, major treatment approaches across the lifespan, and multi-client and organizational practice.

For more information, including a full table of contents, please visit the APA website.

PsycBOOKS users on APA PsycNET® (including subscribers to APA PsycNET Gold, Gold Plus, and Platinum), EBSCOhost, Ovid and ProQuest can access the entire series by browsing PsycBOOKS or by performing a title search for a particular handbook.

Institutions also have the option of purchasing handbooks individually. Print only, Electronic only, or Electronic + Print options are available through APA, with electronic access provided via the APA PsycNET® platform. For more information on pricing and availability, please see the APA website or contact us at quotes@apa.org.

New Handbook: The APA Handbook of Comparative Psychology

The APA Handbooks in Psychology series was launched in 2011 to provide comprehensive overviews and in-depth study of specific subfields within psychology. All of the Handbooks are included in the PsycBOOKS® database, and titles are also available individually.

The series currently contains 23 authoritative titles, including the 2014 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology.

The most recent addition to the series, the APA Handbook of Comparative Psychology, was published in September 2016. This two-volume set highlights community psychology’s emphasis on the synergistic relationship between research and action, and offers an international outlook, including chapters integrating perspectives from across cultures and contexts around the world. For more information, including a full table of contents, please visit the APA website.

PsycBOOKS users on APA PsycNET® (including subscribers to APA PsycNET Gold, Gold Plus, and Platinum), EBSCOhost, Ovid and ProQuest can access the entire series by browsing PsycBOOKS or by performing a title search for a particular handbook.

Institutions also have the option of purchasing handbooks individually. Print only, Electronic only, or Electronic + Print options are available through APA, with electronic access provided via the APA PsycNET® platform. For more information on pricing and availability, please see the APA website or contact us at quotes@apa.org.

Streaming Access to APA Videos

APA Videos has several video series showing psychologists demonstrating their expertise for educational and training purposes:

  • The APA Psychotherapy Video Series presents distinguished psychologists demonstrating specific approaches to a wide range of patient problems. Most sessions are with actual volunteer participants, making these recordings rich illustrations of what real therapy is like.
  • The Psychotherapy Supervision Video Series provides a thorough review of the latest approaches to clinical supervision. Each video in this series shows supervisors demonstrating work with a student in a candid, unedited session.
  • The new Psychological Assessment Video Series presents psychologists demonstrating how to administer commonly used tests and instruments. The videos in this series provide an introduction to tests that measure personality as well as emotional, behavioral, and cognitive functioning.

All of these videos are designed for clinical training and education. In addition to the demonstration, each video features an interview in which the guest expert psychologist discusses the approach taken in the demonstration session. They provide reactions and thoughts on how the session went, including an analysis featuring video excerpts from the session.

Also available from APA are short series such as Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Depression, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques and Strategies, and Emotion in Psychotherapy, all of which feature a panel of guest experts discussing specific aspects of therapeutic approaches and analyzing brief clips that show client–therapist interactions.

Single-title streaming versions of APA Videos are now available for sale to educational institutions as well as individual mental health practitioners.

Screenshot of the APA website page for the DVD Mindfulness for Insomnia, pointing out the button to purchase streaming video.On the APA Videos site, each title has a link to purchase the streaming version from the Alexander Street Academic Video Store.

There are currently 250 APA videos available for streaming purchase, and we add new titles within a month of their release. You can browse APA Videos here.

New Handbook: The APA Handbook of Community Psychology

The APA Handbooks in Psychology series was launched in 2011 to provide comprehensive overviews and in-depth study of specific subfields within psychology. All of the Handbooks are included in the PsycBOOKS® database, and titles are also available individually.

The series currently contains 21 authoritative titles, including the 2014 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology.

Cover image of the APA Handbook of Community PsychologyThe most recent addition to the series, the APA Handbook of Community Psychology, was published in September 2016. This two-volume set highlights community psychology’s emphasis on the synergistic relationship between research and action, and offers an international outlook, including chapters integrating perspectives from across cultures and contexts around the world. For more information, including a full table of contents, please visit the APA website.

PsycBOOKS users on APA PsycNET® (including subscribers to APA PsycNET Gold, Gold Plus, and Platinum), EBSCOhost, Ovid and ProQuest can access the entire series by browsing PsycBOOKS or by performing a title search for a particular handbook.

Institutions also have the option of purchasing handbooks individually. Print only, Electronic only, or Electronic + Print options are available through APA, with electronic access provided via the APA PsycNET® platform. For more information on pricing and availability, please see the APA website or contact us at quotes@apa.org.