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Psychologists and the Penal System: Ending Youth Solitary Confinement

Although youth incarceration in the U.S. has shown a welcome decline over the past decade, we still incarcerate more young offenders than any other industrialized nation– indeed, we are one of the few such nations to permit the solitary confinement of youth. Read more.

In the News

Spotlight: Mental Illness in the 21st Century

Glenn Close Among the #MindfulAllies
Digital media website Mashable invited people who experience mental illness to speak out and raise awareness by telling their stories. Among those featured was Glenn Close, actress and advocate behind Bring Change 2 Mind, an organization that seeks to end stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness. Read more.

Broadcasting Your Mental Illness on YouTube
With groundbreaking research, scientists have moved closer to understanding schizophrenia's cause. That has not done much to fight the stigma of the disorder, which is where Rachel Star Withers comes in. Since 2008, she's made 53 videos documenting her journey with schizophrenia and depression and her therapy, building an online community of social support for herself and others feeling alienated by their mental illness. Read more.

Dear Google, Is There a Shrink for That?
The Internet increased the accessibility of therapy, but it has also changed the therapeutic landscape by making way for a niche therapy market. Some psychologists welcome this as a powerful branding tool based on shared experiences, while others feel pressured to fold themselves into a recognizable category. Read more.

Webcomics Illustrate Patient Perspective
Blogger Hyperbole and a Half broke ground by using her signature webcomic style to show what it felt like to be depressed (link contains graphic language) after emerging from periods of deep depression. Many comics about mental illness have followed, including Visible Illnesses Only, an autobiographical story of the author's personal introduction to mental illness. This Instagram, @LetsTalkAboutMentalHealth, uses stories submitted online to break down stereotypes and stigmas associated with mental health.

Education Highlights

PTSD and Military Sexual Trauma: 2/17
This webinar from the Department of Veterans Affairs on February 17th will focus on addressing MST and MST-related PTSD. This free course offers 1 CEU. Find out more.

SAMHSA EHR Boot Camp: 6 Web Sessions
This series presents considerations and resources to guide the use and implementation of electronic health records over 6 weeks. Find out more.

Using Technology to Enhance Addiction Treatment: 2/25
This webinar will explore a variety of technology-based interventions for delivery of addictions treatment and recovery services in safety-net settings. Find out more.

National Register Integrated Healthcare Training Series: 3/11
We are filming a series of training seminars highlighting psychologists' role in integrated healthcare starting on March 11th at 10:00am & 2:00pm. Psychologists, psychology graduate students, and postdoctoral trainees in the Washington, D.C., metro area are encouraged to join us for the taping and earn free CEUs! Find out more and RSVP.

New on the Job Board

Update Your FindaPsychologist.org Listing

You can now add healthcare and insurance plans to your FindaPsychologist.org listing! Complete this survey and we will update your public profile for you.

Donate Today and Strengthen the Future of our Profession

The National Register's Internship Partnership Fund was launched to provide resources to APA- and CPA-accredited internship sites to increase the number of available internship placements. This endowment is a joint venture with the American Psychological Foundation. Read more and donate to this effort.