SCP/APA COVID-19 Resources

SCP/APA COVID-19 Resources

The following is a list of SCP/APA resources for students, faculty, psychologists, and supervisors regarding the Coronavirus pandemic.

Note: This content is for informational purposes only. Inclusion in this list does not indicate endorsement by the Society of Counseling Psychology.

SCP COVID-19 Response Webinars

Addressing Stigma & Xenophobia

APA Calls for Destigmatizing Coronavirus

Association president warns against spreading xenophobia along with virus

Dr. Sherry Wang and the psychological impact of COVID-19

Dr. Sherry Wang discussed the psychological impact of social isolation and the impact of xenophobia on the physical and psychological safety of Asian Americans

Racial Equality & Social Justice

An extensive list of resources and articles related to social justice and racial equality

What leaders need to do (By Dr. Jean Lau Chin)

Crisis Leadership During the Corona Pandemic & Xenophobia


A Guide to Providing Mental Health Services to Immigrants Impacted by Changes to DACA and the COVID-19 Pandemic

A resource for providing mental health services to immigrants impacted by the pandemic. Developed by a group of mental health providers and scholars who identify as immigrants, including current DACA recipients and individuals who are formerly undocumented.

Community Resources

Community Toolbox

Compiles resources from a variety of places regarding methods for community supports and practices

COVID-19 for Undocumented Communities

List of resources by state for members of undocumented communities

CDC Communication Materials

CDC offers free resources including video, handouts, flyers, fact sheets, and posters

COVID-19 Multilingual Resource Hub

The Asian American Studies Center at UCLA offers this searchable collection of online links and materials to help equip our diverse language communities with important information about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Educational Resources

APA electronic resources available for distance learning
Free access to a variety of books and other academic materials offered during shut-down period.

APA offers free access to Publication Manual and other resources through May 25
To support academic libraries and their many patrons, we are providing temporary free access to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th and 7th editions), the Concise Guide to APA Style, and more than 160 other books published by APA Books through VitalSource and RedShelf.

Literature on COVID-19

COVID-19 relevant free journal articles
This free collection includes relevant psychological research published across the APA Journals portfolio. We will update this collection on an ongoing basis.

Mental Health Apps

Woe Bot

Developed by psychologists, designed to help develop insights and skills

Sleep Stream

App can produce calming sounds and soothing melodies to help sleep


Designed to help incorporate skills of meditation and mindfulness for a few minutes each day

Insight Timer

An app with a free library of guided meditations

Mental Health Resources

Improving behavioral and mental health

Dr. Bryan Kim discusses the importance of keeping away from others in the public and offers some behavioral and mental health suggestions

Seven crucial research findings that can help people deal with COVID-19

Strategies for addressing mental health with accompanying research citations

A podcast (and transcript) on COVID-19 anxiety

A podcast conducted by Dr. Baruch Fischhoff on COVID-19 and the psychological effects of quarantine.

A podcast (and transcript) on COVID-19 anxiety (Part 2)

Part 2 of a podcast by Dr. Baruch Fischhoff on COVID-19 and the psychological effects of quarantine.

CDC’s List of Resources for Stress and Coping

A list of recommendations and resources addressing stress, mental health, and coping

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook

A workbook designed to help address anxiety and build resilience during these difficult times

Self-Care Tips

A collection of resources aimed at helping with self-care during COVID-19

A webportal for mental health resources

A webportal hub that leads to several other organizations regarding COVID-19 resources

Research Practices

Conducting research during the COVID-19 pandemic
Advice from psychological researchers on protecting participants, animals and research plans.

Resources for Professionals

A podcast (and transcript) on self-care for psychologists

A podcast conducted by Dr. Erica Wise on why practitioners need to prioritize self-care

How to protect your patients and your practice

Resources on steps that professionals can take to prepare their practices, address patient concerns and manage anxiety in their communities

Taking care of yourself: Healthcare provider well-being

Concrete strategies for health care providers on how to manage stress during this challenging time

Laws and regulations about telehealth across state lines

A state-by-state guide to laws and regulations regarding telehealth services across state lines

Providing Psychological Services in the Face of Uncertainty

Dr. Zimmerman addressed frequently asked questions on issues surrounding telehealth and practice innovations during this time of rapid change

National Academy of Medicine Resources for Clinicians

Resources to support the health and well-being of clinicians during COVID-19

Liability protections for health care professionals

The American Medical Association compiled a list of resources regarding liability protections for health care professionals

SAMHSA’s Disaster Kit

This toolkit arms disaster recovery workers with materials that aid in responding effectively to the general public during and after a disaster, and in dealing with workplace stress

Guidance for Tele-Assessment

Discussion on principles for conducting teleassessment

Hubs for Even More Resources

AACAP COVID-19 Resource Library

Resource library maintained by American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

COVID-19 Resource List

Comprehensive list maintained by Kelsey E. Clark, MS of Drexel University

COVID-19 Pandemic Resource List

List maintained by the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

NASP COVID-19 Resource List

Hub by National Association of School Psychologists with information on education, resources for families

Supervision & Training

APA Commission on Accreditation COVID-19 updates
The Commission on Accreditation is having discussions to formulate guidance regarding accreditation and OPCA staff are working to communicate this guidance as it is formulated.

COVID-19 Education FAQs 

Addressing issues affecting graduate students, postdocs, interns and faculty with supervision and training responsibilities.

Advice for psychology supervisors and trainees on caring for patients during the COVID-19 crisis
As public health and education officials continue to monitor the spread of the coronavirus, here is advice for supervisors and trainees at psychology training programs on how to prepare for and adapt to fluctuating circumstances specific to patient care

Statement from APPIC Board of Directors

Recommendations by the APPIC Board of Directors to support trainees during current pandemic

Teaching/Instructor Resources

Chronicle of Higher Education and Coping with the Coronavirus (FREE)

How faculty members can support students in traumatic times

Psychology lesson plans made available to all teachers by APA
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, APA Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) has made psychology unit lessons available freely for the benefit all teachers.

Telehealth Resources

Free CE series on telepsychology best practice
For a limited time, APA’S four-part Continuing Education in Psychology series “Telepsychology Best Practice 101” is available free of charge

Comparing telehealth platforms

A review of three telehealth platforms (, thera-LINK and Zoom) by a panelist

Checklist for providing telehealth services

An office and technology checklist for providers when conducting telehealth sessions

Telehealth coverage policies

A list compiled by the Center for Connected Health on third-party payer policies regarding telehealth coverage

Resource list compiled by the SCP COVID-19 Special Task Group

This list of resources was updated as of 04/22/2020. As more resources become available, please visit our comprehensive list of COVID-19 Digital Resources.  If you have any recommendations or suggestions of materials or resources to be added, please contact Mark Taracuk at or Maggie Klotz at

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