American Association of Suicidology

The goal of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is to understand and prevent suicide.

We accomplish this mission by directing efforts to:

Advance Suicidology as a science; encouraging, developing and disseminating scholarly work in suicidology.

Encourage the development and application of strategies that reduce the incidence and prevalence of suicidal behaviors.

Compile, develop, evaluate and disseminate accurate information about suicidal behaviors to the public.

Foster the highest possible quality of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention to the public.

Publicize official AAS positions on issues of public policy relating to suicide.

Promote research and training in suicidology.

Founded in 1968 by Edwin S. Shneidman, Ph.D., AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, public education and training for professionals and volunteers. In addition, AAS serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide.

The membership of AAS includes mental health and public health professionals, researchers, suicide prevention and crisis intervention centers, school districts, crisis center volunteers, survivors of suicide and a variety of lay persons who have an interest in suicide prevention.

AAS, a not-for-profit organization, encourages and welcomes both individual and organizational members.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Between 7 and 12 Million American youth suffer from mental, behavioral, or developmental disorders at any given time. The AACAP (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) is the leading national professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families affected by these disorders.

The AACAP, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established in 1953. It is a membership based organization, composed of over 7,500 child and adolescent psychiatrists and other interested physicians. Its members actively research, evaluate, diagnose, and treat psychiatric disorders and pride themselves on giving direction to and responding quickly to new developments in addressing the health care needs of children and their families.

The AACAP widely distributes information here, and elsewhere, in an effort to promote an understanding of mental illnesses and remove the stigma associated with them; advance efforts in prevention of mental illnesses, and assure proper treatment and access to services for children and adolescents.

To support and advance child and adolescent psychiatry and those it serves, the Academy provides:

  • National public information through distribution of Facts for Families and research findings; and providing recognized professionals as spokespersons.
  • Government liaison and education to respond to national concerns over health care and social-economic issues affecting children both at the local and national level; and giving expert testimony on issues affecting children, in a effort to improve and expand psychiatric services to children.
  • Continuing medical education through scientific meetings and institutes high in quality and content.
  • Practice guidelines and systems of care documents to advance the quality of care.
  • An interface with managed care organizations to establish appropriate coverage for children and adolescents.
  • Collaboration with other medical associations through a seat in the American Medical Association House of Delegates and liaisons to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • Cooperative support and representation to organizations, such as the National Mental Health Association, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health.
  • Promotion and support for research and training opportunities.
  • Continual review and development of training curricula for child and adolescent psychiatry training programs.
  • Medical student fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry.

John Suler’s Teaching Psychology

This site is devoted to sharing ideas and resources for teaching clinical psychology, especially undergraduate courses on abnormal psychology, psychotherapy, group dynamics, psychological testing, and clinical components of introductory psychology. My orientation is mostly psychodynamic and humanistic, although all orientations are welcome. I originally developed this site in June of 1995 and periodically update it. So feel free to stop by again. I created many of these teaching activities and resources, although other instructors have generously contributed their ideas too.

Clinically Psyched

Clinically Psyched is dedicated to bringing readers breaking news on clinical psychology, abnormal psychology, neuroscience, psychopharmacology, biopsychology, psychobiology, neurotheology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, mental illness, clinical diagnosis, psychiatry, psychopathology, sociopathology and other fields relating to biological psychology. Clinicallypsyched.com is aimed towards psychology students, researchers, psychologists, psychiatrists and anyone with an interest in the field of clinical or biological psychology.

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APA Overview and Workshop

This workshop provides an overview of APA (American Psychological Association) style and where to find help with different APA resources. It provides an annotated list of links to all of our APA materials and an APA overview. It is an excellent place to start to learn about APA format.

APA Formatting and Style Guide

APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, second printing.

PsychFutures

Since launching in September 2009, this community has rapidly grown to over 600 members from all over the world.

PsychFutures is an open network, albeit designed for individuals at various stages of their psychology career, from A-Level to degree-level to professionals. Primarily, we are about choosing your next step in psychology. For A-Level psychology students who are thinking about studying the subject at degree level, there’s advice on exam preparation and applying to university or college. For undergraduates thinking about post-degree options, our members provide peer-to-peer advice about postgrad psychology. For those looking beyond studying we have a section devoted to psychology careers.

As well as the aforementioned resources, members have access to our forum where they can: advertise books for sale; seek advice concerning their psychology research; recruit participants for their projects and debate on a range of psychology-related issues. In addition, members can contribute to our growing blog posts by publishing their own or by commenting on those already live.

Human Intelligence: Historical Influences, Current Controversies, and Teaching Resources

This site includes biographical profiles of people who have influenced the development of intelligence theory and testing, in-depth articles exploring  current controversies that are related to human intelligence, and resources for teachers and educators.

JEPS Blog

The JEPS Bulletin is a blog about scientific writing and publishing. They wish to
create a unique platform for learning experience, inspiration and acquisition of
skills in the technical and challenging art of writing and publishing good
scientific articles primarily in the field of psychology.

The editors of this blog are psychology students as well as the Editorial Team
of the Journal of European Psychology Students (JEPS). If you have an opinion on
the field of publishing, they will warmly welcome your contributions (ideas, posts) to
this blog.