APA publications recognized for excellence
The American Library Association’s Choice
magazine has named three APA
publications — an electronic
database, a nonfiction book
and an addiction handbook —
“Outstanding Academic Titles.” In
addition, the Jenkins Group and
Independent Publisher magazine
honored the APA Magination Press
graphic novel “Chillax!” with its Gold
Medal Moonbeam Children’s Book
The award winners are:
• Psyc THERAPY, a video database
of psychotherapy demonstrations
developed for current and aspiring
mental health practitioners. The
database contains hundreds of
streaming videos that can be searched,
played, saved and studied. Professors
and students can save clips to playlists to
discuss with their classes. The videos are
also being used in continuing education.
“It’s an interactive resource with many
uses in education and training,” says Ed
Meidenbauer, APA’s director of video media.
• “Cop Watch: Spectators, Social Media, and Police
Reform,” by Hans Toch, PhD. Social
psychologist Hans Toch, PhD, has studied
criminal justice for more than 50 years.
But Judy Nemes, the editorial manager of
APA Books, says it’s his writing style — in
addition to his expertise — that makes “Cop
Watch,” a short historical analysis of citizen-police interactions, so readable. “Toch uses
a combination of wit and humanity that’s
unusual in social science writing,” she says.
The book draws from Toch’s research and
observations of police-citizen interactions from
the 1960s to today to show how crowds shape
police practice, how the relationship between
citizens and the police force has changed over
time and how racial profiling remains a driving
and destructive force.
• “APA Addiction Syndrome Handbook,”
edited by Howard J. Shaffer, PhD, with Debi
A. LaPlante, PhD, and Sarah E. Nelson, PhD.
This handbook presents the pros and
cons of the “addiction syndrome model,”
which views all addictions as different
expressions of the same underlying
issue, says Trish Mathis, a senior
reference development editor at APA.
“It’s a pretty revolutionary idea in the
field.” The handbook compiles research
and the expert viewpoints of more
than 90 contributors and is geared
toward a broad audience.
• “Chillax!” This educational
comic book about anger is the
first graphic novel published by
Magination Press, APA’s publisher of
children’s books. The novel, aimed
at children ages 9 to 13, tells the
story of a boy struggling to control
his anger. The book’s lessons are
evidence-based and can be used by
parents, teachers and counselors.
“It’s a real trick to get scientifically
supported guidance packaged in a
way that kids want to read it, and
it can be helpful to them,” says Kristine Enderle, Magination
Nominate candidates for APA treasurer
The Board of Directors is seeking nominations for the position
of APA Treasurer for the 2014–17 term.
APA’s treasurer serves as senior financial officer of the
association and performs such duties as signing checks and
drafts on behalf of the association; delivering an audited report
for each fiscal year to APA’s Finance Committee and Board of
Directors; and chairing the APA Finance Committee.
Nominations must be received by March 15. Any member
of the association is eligible for nomination. Final nominees
will be selected by the Board of Directors. The election ballot
will be electronically sent on July 1 to all voting members of
the 2013 Council of Representatives with a 30-day balloting
Please send nominations to Jennifer F. Kelly, PhD, Atlanta
Center for Behavioral Medicine, 2325 Log Cabin Drive, Suite
105, Atlanta, GA 30080, email firstname.lastname@example.org.