In partnership with Cadmore Media, the American Psychological Association is launching a new version of APA PsycTherapy®, a streaming platform of psychotherapy demonstration videos, with enhanced content and functionality.
APA PsycTherapy, which debuted in 2011, enables clinicians, counselors and trainees to observe candid psychotherapy videos featuring known therapists. This proven counseling training method is an invaluable tool to remain abreast of the latest psychotherapy techniques.
The updated version includes several new features:
- New educational content: Therapy topics and therapy approaches now include brief definitions to provide additional context to students.
- Accessibility features: Accessibility is a central value of the new design, including modifications to ease use with screen readers, as well as new keyboard, visual and cognitive accessibility features.
- Segments: Approximately 100 videos have been broken up into meaningful portions or chapters.
- Favorites: Most items in APA PsycTherapy, including videos, therapists and topics, may be flagged by users as a favorite for future reference.
Many existing features have also been enhanced, including a simplified tool for making clips and playlists, an updated bookmark tool for creating shareable links, and new search functions. Users will also have access to a new video player with transcripts, closed captioning, segments, bookmarking and information about the videos.
Behind the scenes, the access control and authentication is performed by the APA’s access control system, which the Cadmore library calls in real-time through an API service, meaning that the client remains completely in control of how it sells access to this fully-monetized subscription product.