APA PsycTherapy Receives Accessibility Certification

Certified Accessbile WCAG 2.1 AA 2021 davidberman.com

APA Publishing is proud to announce that our streaming video database APA PsycTherapy® recently received certification for full compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), version 2.1, Level AA. The accessibility evaluation was performed by David Berman Communications, a thought leader in the field of online accessibility.

Featuring prominent therapists demonstrating psychotherapy techniques during unscripted client sessions, APA PsycTherapy is a uniquely powerful instruction tool. Covering 150+ therapy approaches and more than 300 topics, the database currently exceeds 570 videos with a minimum of 20-25 videos added each year.

David Berman Communications referred to APA PsycTherapy as “an exemplary model of inclusive design” and also noted,

“We were remarkably impressed with the level of functional accessibility and technical compliance of [APA PsycTherapy], especially given the level of complexity of some of the user interactions! In particular, the extended descriptions and context for non-visual users are amongst the best we’ve encountered. And the focus on keyboard accessibility is nearly perfect.”

Sharing his enthusiasm for this milestone achievement that supports APA’s mission, Jasper Simons, APA’s Chief Publishing Officer, said, 

“I am excited that APA PsycTherapy now meets or exceeds the criteria for WCAG Level AA conformance. Streaming video is a complex medium, so this is a huge step toward APA’s goal of making all of its websites and digital products accessible to the widest possible audience.”


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Webinar Alert: APA PsycInfo Fall Webinars for Students & Faculty

Interested in strengthening your APA database searching skills? Join us for the next round of APA PsycInfo webinars designed for students, faculty, and anyone else who wants to learn more about how to search APA PsycInfo more effectively!

The 30-minute APA PsycInfo – Basic Search session includes live search demos and provides search tips and strategies to help you locate more relevant results in less time.

The 30-minute APA PsycInfo – Advanced Search session explores a few of the added-value fields in APA PsycInfo and using them to uncover much more than journal articles. Search demos will demonstrate how to identify what research is happening at which institutions; finding new journals in which to publish your work; information about tests used in related research; and potential funding opportunities for your project.

Search tips and strategies covered in both sessions are relevant to all search platforms — APA PsycNet®, EBSCOhost, Ovid, and ProQuest.

The sessions may be attended separately, but we encourage you to take both if you are interested!

You can register with GoTo Webinar for one of the following times:

These webinars are an ideal way for new users to become acquainted with PsycInfo or experienced users to get a refresher on APA PsycInfo if they have had a previous training session. Please help us spread the word to interested students and faculty!

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Kudos “Author’s Perspective” for APA PsycArticles® on APA PsycNet®

You may have noticed a section labeled “Author’s Perspective” appearing in an APA PsycArticles record on APA PsycNet. Authors of APA journal articles are encouraged to join Kudos to contribute their own plain-language explanation of the purpose and impact of their study. This first-hand summary appears on APA PsycNet along with the abstract and other publication details, allowing you to further evaluate the article’s relevance in the context of your own research.

What is Kudos?

The Kudos research communication platform allows an author to gather their publications in a single place, regardless of publisher. It’s designed to help researchers maximize the readership, citation, and application of their published work, and quantify its impact.

When an author of an APA journal article shares their own description of their paper’s significance in their Kudos profile, you’ll see an abbreviated version in the database record on APA PsycNet (view a sample APA PsycArticles record with Author’s Perspective summary). You’ll also see an external link to the author’s full statement on the Kudos site.

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2021 E-Collections New Releases

New releases in the APA Books® E-Collections cover cognitive behavioral therapy, immigration in Central and South America, and researching everyday life.

The newest clinical title is a two-volume handbook exploring cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a psychological treatment that focuses on shifting unhelpful thinking or behavior patterns to more adaptive thinking or behavior patterns.  The handbook provides the background of CBT in both historical and theoretical terms and covers applications of the treatment.

New academic titles include a book that addresses the urgent issues that face migrants throughout Central and South America, offering conceptual, theoretical, and methodological tools for understanding the psychological processes that underlie migration and intergroup contact.  Another book offers a step-by-step guide to researching what people do in their everyday lives.

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APA PsycBooks Newly Released Titles

The July and August releases cover subjects related to research and therapies for diversity and social justice issues, patients living with chronic disease, early childhood education intervention, cognitive neuroscience, and clinical guidelines for the treatment of PTSD.

The new releases featured below include books aimed to help students, faculty, and researchers in their studies related to PTSD, trauma, trauma recovery, and alternative treatments of PTSD. Please share this list along with any complimentary titles or resources available through your library.

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