APA Training Sessions at ALA Midwinter 2017

ALA Midwinter Meeting logo.Will you be at the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Atlanta this January? We hope to see you at our Lunch & Learn! If you can’t attend the session, please stop by the booth (#1548) to catch a brief presentation on Saturday or Sunday.


American Psychological Association Lunch & Learn @ ALA Midwinter
Monday, January 23, 2016
1:00-2:30 p.m. EST
RSVP: https://apa-lunch.eventbrite.com/?aff=b

Join us for an update on APA’s Databases and Electronic Resources. This year’s session will include an overview of how to incorporate APA Style CENTRAL®, our new resource for learning and teaching APA Style®, into your courses and workshops. Live search demos on the APA Databases will review new fields and features added to PsycINFO® in 2016, and provide a refresher on PsycTESTS®.

Walk-ins are always welcome, but priority will be given to participants who register in advance. Be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend: https://apa-lunch.eventbrite.com/?aff=b

Presentations in the APA Booth (#1548)
Staff from the APA Databases and Electronic Resources Customer Relations team will be available at the booth throughout the conference, and will be conducting brief presentations on Saturday and Sunday:

A Brief Tour of APA Style CENTRAL – A 15-minute whirlwind tour of our new resource for teaching, learning, and writing in APA Style:

  • Saturday, January 21 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, January 22 at 1:30 p.m.

APA Style CENTRAL: The Writing Center – An overview of the writing center, including a look at collaboration tools and resources for additional help.

  • Saturday, January 21 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 22 at 9:30 a.m.

New Fields & Features in PsycINFO – A brief review of new fields and features added to PsycINFO in 2016.

  • Saturday, January 21 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 22 at 4:00 p.m.

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.

Exhibits Update: National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology

Logo for National Institute for the Teaching of Psychology conference.The National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology will be held at the TradeWinds Island Grand Hotel in St. Pete Beach, FL, from January 3-6, 2017.

If faculty from your psychology department are attending, please encourage them to visit the American Psychological Association table. Representatives from APA will be available to demonstrate APA Style CENTRAL®, our new resource for learning, teaching, and writing in APA Style®.

Tutorial Thursday: Teaching With APA Style CENTRAL

It’s Tutorial Thursday! In this series, we explore APA’s extensive library of video tutorials, available on YouTube. Please feel free to link or embed videos or playlists in library websites or LibGuides, course management systems, or other locations where students, faculty, and researchers will find them.

For today’s edition of Tutorial Thursday, we’d like to share a recording of one of our APA Style CENTRAL® webinars: Teaching With APA Style CENTRAL. You’ll find this recording on our new APA Style CENTRAL YouTube Channel, where we plan to add recordings of our other webinars, and other materials as they become available.

Still from the recording of the Teaching with APA Style CENTRAL webinar.

This session is geared at faculty members, librarians, instructors, and others who are responsible for teaching APA Style, and covers the content, features, and tools of APA Style CENTRAL that can be incorporated into course and bibliographic instruction. This includes a brief discussion of integrating APA Style CENTRAL into a learning management system, as well as an overview of how to use the Research Lab Book tools with a class or advisee.

We will be offering additional, live sessions of this webinar again early in 2017. When the schedule is ready, we will post the details here and on our website.

APA Librarian Conference Travel Award: Apply by Nov. 30 for Spring 2017 Conferences

Do you work in an academic or health sciences library in the United States? Are you an early- or mid-career librarian? Are you looking for sources of funding for a conference you’d like to attend this spring?

If the answer to all of those questions is yes, please consider applying for an APA Librarian Conference Travel Award! Through November 30, 2016, we are accepting applications for conferences taking place from January to April 2017. This includes – but is not limited to – the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, ALA Midwinter, Electronic Resources & Libraries, the ACRL 2017 Conference, Code4Lib, the ACRL Immersion Teaching with Technology Track, and the Annual Conference on the First Year Experience.

The award is intended to help defray conference-related expenses for librarians with less than 15 years of experience after receiving their MLS. Three cash awards are distributed three times each calendar year, and the application cycle opens and closes on a rolling basis. At this time, we are not limiting the conferences that are eligible for travel award funding. Applicants should identify the conference that best meets their professional needs, and explain how attendance will support their current duties and future goals.

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