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This site belongs to
the largest psychological organization in the United States. Their conference
is also huge and is held at the end of the summer. The submission deadline
is in early December. It is attended by many of the best known living
psychologists (and probably in spirit by others!). On this site you will
find everything from pop articles on psychological topics through information
about practice issues, to articles about basic research. The site contains
information about student resources as well.
This organization was founded partly
in response to the increasingly clinical focus of the American Psychological
Association. APS's membership includes the nation's foremost psychological
scientists and academics. Members cover the entire spectrum of basic and
applied psychological science. Founded in 1988, APS's mission is to promote,
protect, and advance the interests of scientifically oriented psychology
in research, application, and the improvement of human welfare. This site
also contains links to psychological topics. Their conference is held
in early summer. The deadline for submissions is typically in January.
for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy
site contains information about both behavioral and cognitive research
and practice. This organization holds conferences with wonderful CE workshops.
True to the CBT tradition, all workshops suggested readings (homework)
to be done ahead of time and presenters provide useful handouts during
their workshops. Conferences are usually held in November.
for Women in Psychology
This is a national psychological association.
AWP is a not-for-profit scientific and educational organization committed
to encouraging feminist psychological research, theory, and activism.
AWP is an organization with a history of affirming and celebrating differences,
deepening challenges, and experiencing growth as feminists. AWP's conference
is typically held each spring in March. The submission deadline is in
early October. It is a very student-friendly conference. Topics are related
to wmen's issues and feminist activism.
This is the largest of the regional psychological
associations. It's conference is typically held each spring in March or
April. The submission deadline is in late October. It is a very student-friendly
conference; not as potentially overwhelming as APA. Topics range from
basic research to symposia about ethical issues in therapy. Join
The Maryland Psychological Association (MPA) website contains
information that may be of interest to MPA members, to psychologists,
to non-members, to those training or interested in training to become
a psychologist, to other mental health professionals, and to those seeking
Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology
The purpose of the National Council of Schools and Programs
of Professional Psychology is to advance the development of the highest
quality of graduate training in professional psychology. The Council gathers
and disseminates information regarding schools and programs of professional
psychology. It develops standards for the education and training of professional
psychologists. It also monitors and influences public policy with regard
to the education and training of professional psychologists.
This is the site for
the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. The Pennsylvania Psychological
Association is a 66-year-old non-profit professional association for licensed
psychologists and others affiliated with the delivery of psychological
services. It leads to information about membership, ethical and legal
questions, licensing, depression, and other psychology sites.
Society of Clinical Psychologists
purpose of this organization is to represent psychology as a profession
and as a science, and to utilize psychological techniques and principles
to improve community welfare and to advance scientific knowledge. It seeks
to protect the public by encouraging the highest standards of ethics and
professional practice. PSCP offers members and the public a variety of
services. The public can get the names of area psychologists who specialize
in treating people with their type of problem, find a psychologist to
see them at a reduced rate, get a speaker to discuss a particular type
of problem and it's treatment, or a consultant to make recommendations
to their organization. PSCP members can attend high quality, reasonably
priced CE events, advertise their practice on PSCP's web site, or network
with other PSCP members at social functions.