New Handbook: The APA Handbook of Clinical 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 20 authoritative titles, including the 2014 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology.

Cover image of the APA Handbook of Clinical PsychologyThe most recent addition to the series, the APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology, was published in June 2016. This five-volume set reflects the state-of-the-art in clinical psychology — science, practice, research, and training. 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

New in PsycBOOKS: June 2016

In June 2016, APA added 11 new APA books to PsycBOOKS®. Past monthly update lists are available online. You can also view a list of sample titles or a full coverage list.

Bibliographic records are available through your PsycBOOKS vendor. You may also download RDA records directly from APA by following the instructions in the APA PsycNET® Administrator Help Menu.

Please note: There will be no PsycBOOKS update in July 2016.

  • APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology, © 2016 by Norcross, John C.; VandenBos, Gary; and Freedheim, Donald K. (eds).
    • Volume 1: Roots and Branches; ISBN: 1-4338-2131-1
    • Volume 2: Theory and Research; ISBN: 1-4338-2132-X
    • Volume 3: Applications and Methods; ISBN: 1-4338-2133-8
    • Volume 4: Psychopathology and Health; ISBN: 1-4338-2134-6
    • Volume 5: Education and Profession; ISBN: 1-4338-2135-4
  • Bilingualism Across the Lifespan: Factors Moderating Language Proficiency, © 2016 by Nicoladis, Elena and Montanari, Simona. ISBN: 1-4338-2283-0
  • Eliminating Inequities for Women With Disabilities: An Agenda for Health and Wellness, © 2016 by Miles-Cohen, Shari E.; and Signore, Caroline. ISBN: 1-4338-2253-9
  • Evidence-Based Psychological Practice With Ethnic Minorities: Culturally Informed Research and Clinical Strategies, © 2016 by Zane, Nolan; Bernal, Guillermo; and Leong, Frederick T. L. ISBN: 1-4338-2089-7
  • Interviewing Children: The Science of Conversation in Forensic Contexts, © 2016 by Poole, Debra Ann. ISBN: 1-4338-2215-6
  • A Practitioner’s Guide to Telemental Health: How to Conduct Legal, Ethical, and Evidence-Based Telepractice, © 2016 by Luxton, David D.; Nelson, Eve-Lynn; and Maheu, Marlene M. ISBN: 1-4338-2228-8
  • Womanist and Mujerista Psychologies: Voices of Fire, Acts of Courage, © 2016 by Bryant-Davis, Thema; and Comas-Diaz, Lillian. ISBN: 1-4338-2211-3

Now Available! APA Style CENTRAL

By now, you may have heard about the newest member of the APA Style® family: APA Style CENTRAL®.

APA Style CENTRAL is an authoritative resource developed by our Style Experts. It is a suite of services and tools designed to ease the pain points encountered by students, instructors and librarians in teaching, learning, and writing in APA Style.

A screenshot of the APA Style CENTRAL homepage APA Style CENTRAL incorporates learning objects, such as video tutorials and sample references, which instructors and librarians can use to support student learning anytime, anywhere. It contains a variety of tools geared at helping students learn about, and manage, the process of conducting research. These include a collection of APA reference books on quantitative and qualitative research, and a feature that takes the user, step by step, through the process of developing and scoping a research question.

screenshot of A brief video tutorial, called a Quick Guide, on creating a blog post reference.

A brief video tutorial, called a Quick Guide, on creating a blog post reference.


Students and other users can easily save and create properly formatted APA Style references, and then use them to write a paper in the online editor. The online editor handles paper formatting (such as the margins and running head), and makes inserting in-text references a snap.

Users will find contextual help and cues embedded throughout APA Style CENTRAL, including links back to related video tutorials, and excerpts from the 6th edition of the Publication Manual.

Screenshot of contextual h elp available to users writing a paper.

An example of the contextual help available to users writing a paper. Here we see some information on working with appendices, as well as links to a Quick Guide and the Publication Manual.


APA Style CENTRAL launched today! Free trials are now available. For more information, please visit the APA Style CENTRAL website. You can request a quote or a trial by contacting us at

Through July 31 – Travel Award Accepting Applications for Fall 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 fall?

If the answer to all of those questions is yes, please consider applying for an APA Librarian Conference Travel Award! Through July 31, 2016, we are accepting applications for conferences taking place from September – December 2016. This includes – but is not limited to – the Library Assessment Conference, the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, the Charleston Library Conference, and Internet Librarian
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Webinar Alert: APA Style CENTRAL Online Introductions

Laptop displaying APA Style CENTRAL homepageHave you heard about APA Style CENTRAL®? It’s the newest member of the APA Style® family, and will be officially launching next week!

APA’s training specialists have developed a one-hour introductory session for librarians. This webinar includes a content overview and a live demonstration of features. (Please note that additional training on administrative features, as well as training geared toward students and other users, will be available after launch.)

Sessions start on Tuesday, July 12 (all times are Eastern). Click on any session below to register:

For more information, and to see the full schedule through September, visit the APA Style CENTRAL webinars page.