This series of articles provides clinical information and developments of interest to practicing psychologists through conversations with APA members. The members featured in the conversations offer their own professional perspective on a particular topic. This series will present a variety of topics and observations spanning various theoretical orientations.
Research roundup collections
- 2016 research roundup collection (PDF, 483KB)
This collection features research summaries on opioid addiction, stress, transgender stigma, and more. As more collections are put together in the future, we’ll be adding them here.
Recent research roundup articles
- Improving individual well-being at work (July 16, 2021)
Current research signals the importance of individual well-being and offers strategies for preventing employee burnout.
- Effective technology-enhanced treatments for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (April 23, 2021)
New research looks at effective ways to treat OCD remotely through telehealth and online programs.
- How telehealth can be used to address population health disparities (March 12, 2021)
Highlights from current research on ways to increase telehealth usage and effectiveness among ethnic/racial minorities, older adults, and rural communities.
- How COVID-19 impacts African Americans (October 28, 2020)
New studies offer data, discussion, and guidance for psychologists during the dual pandemics of systemic racism and COVID-19.
- Supporting families with loved ones in the ICU (July 31, 2020)
Recent studies explore the psychological effects on families who have relatives in the intensive care unit and how health care teams can best support patients and their families from admission to discharge.
- Working with traumatized youth (February 20, 2020)
New studies look at strategies for helping children and families cope after traumatic events.
- When your private therapeutic relationships become public (January 23, 2020)
New studies explore how psychologists deal with online reviews, social media, and web searches.
- Evidence-based strategies for treating chronic pain (November 21, 2019)
Research finds that focusing on the personal coping resources of patients in chronic pain can improve their outlook—and minimize the impact of pain in their lives.
- How to build a more effective therapy group (October 24, 2019)
New studies on group psychotherapy point to ways clinicians can reduce patient attrition and improve patient outcomes.
- Traumatic events and the LGBTQ community (September 12, 2019)
Exploring current literature on the impact of traumatic events on the mental health and functioning of LGBTQ individuals.
- Cultural and societal considerations when treating women of color (July 25, 2019)
New studies explore the effects of cultural expectations and societal stereotypes on mental health among women of color.
- Engaging fathers in treatment (May 16, 2019)
Exploring current literature on the benefits of father involvement in parenting and participation in children’s treatment.
- Children with autism (April 18, 2019)
This issue of Research Roundup explores studies related to treatment and interventions for children with autism.
- Monitoring treatment progress (February 21, 2019)
Exploring current literature on the topic of psychotherapy progress monitoring.
- Healthy aging and the positivity effect (January 23, 2019)
Identifying the regulatory mechanisms behind positivity bias in older adults.
- Working with adults adopted as children (November 15, 2018)
This issue addresses clinical considerations for psychologists who see adult patients who were adopted during their childhood.
- Telehealth and the practice of psychology (October 18, 2018)
Highlights from the research on providing psychological services via telecommunication technologies.
- Spousal loss and bereavement care (September 18, 2018)
Research summaries that focus on spousal loss and adaptation for those who have experienced it.
- Racial bias, stereotyping and attitudes about police (August 25, 2016)
These summaries can help psychologists frame conversations with clients about race, violence, law enforcement, and police-community relations.
- Body image, healthy behaviors and adolescent girls (June 9, 2016)
This issue looks at some of the current research on body image among young girls and the connection to health behaviors.