Spreading the word about professional psychology

APA’s Help Center features updated material for the public about what practicing psychologists do

By Public Relations Staff

July 14, 2011—APA's Psychology Help Center is an online consumer resource featuring articles and information related to psychology and psychological issues affecting physical and emotional well-being.

The landing page now features a link to content titled, “What Do Practicing Psychologists Do?” The newly updated content provides a succinct overview of the broad range of services provided by licensed psychologists, with multiple links to additional material.

The Help Center is part of the APA Public Education Campaign's current focus on Mind/Body Health. APA members can order up to 50 copies of numerous brochures and other items associated with the campaign free of charge.

The Your Mind, Your Body blog, also part of the Mind/Body Health campaign, features posts on topics such as depression, relationships, parenting, anxiety and stress, and includes a section on “Being in Therapy” for patients and potential patients. The blog postings, geared to a targeted consumer audience of women, are written by licensed psychologists who are APA members.

Some examples of blog posts that focus on the value of professional psychology are:

Another key feature of the Help Center: It links consumers interested in finding a psychologist to our Psychologist Locator. Members who pay the Practice Assessment to the APA Practice Organization are eligible to create and edit a free listing in the Locator.

For additional information about the Help Center and the APA Public Education Campaign, contact the Public Relations Department via phone at (202) 336-5898, or by email.