An Introduction to PsycLINK in APACommunities.org

If you have previously used PsycLINK, welcome to its new home. PsycLINK is now a part of APA Communities, a secure social networking site where users can collaborate with colleagues and share resources. All content from the previous PsycLINK has been migrated to this platform, and all APA members now have access to its content and are able to contribute to its growth.

To access PsycLINK, please direct your browser to: http:www.apacommunities.org/community/psyclink-_the_practice_wiki and use your MyAPA account information to log in and get started.

If you have any difficulties logging in, please contact the APA Service Center via telephone at (800) 374-2721 or (202) 336-5500 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, or send an email to communities@apa.org. 

If you are new to PsycLINK, here is some information to help you get started:

PsycLINK was created as an APA presidential initiative by 2010 President Carol Goodheart, PhD, in an effort to bring members together in an environment where they could share a variety of information. The original wiki attracted members with diverse backgrounds and interests, and contributors shared material germane to clinical practice, discussed contemporary policy issues relevant to psychological science, and shared resources on an array of topics (e.g., convention, continuing education credits, colleague assistance, etc.).

Getting Started

1. Go to http://www.apacommunities.org/community/psyclink-_the_practice_wiki. You will see the following screen and will need to log in with your MyAPA user ID and password. If you are unsure of your user ID and password, you will be able to look up your account and reset your password, if necessary.

If you have any difficulties logging in, please contact the APA Service Center via telephone at (800) 374-2721 or (202) 336-5500 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, or send an email to communities@apa.org.

APA Communities: Login Screen

2. Once you have logged in for the first time, you will see a screen very similar to the one below, asking you to complete your profile. If you see any other screen, please contact the APA Service Center for assistance.

Please be as complete as possible in adding your profile information. The information you add here is what others will search to find you in the system.

APA Communities: Registration

3. Once your profile is complete, and on all subsequent logins, you will be directed to the PsycLINK home page in APA Communities, which will appear similar to what you see below.

APA Communities: Welcome page

4. In the PsycLINK space you will be able to perform tasks such as starting new discussions or creating or uploading new documents. Some users, as determined by the administrator for that area, will also be able to do things like create polls or post announcements for all other division members to see. All of the functions available to you can be found under the “New” menu item in the top navigation or the “Actions” heading on the right side of most pages.

APA Communities: New menu

5. You can also view and comment on discussions and documents by navigating through the tabs for the division space.

APA Communities: Comments

If you have additional questions about using APACommunities.org, please visit the Getting Started space once you log in, or contact communities@apa.org for assistance.