Frequently Asked Questions
What is PracticeNet?
What is PracticeNet?
PracticeNet is a new system developed by the APA Practice Directorate to harness the power of the internet to provide instantaneous and continuously updated information about what is happening in professional psychology. PracticeNet involves a unique application of Real Time Behavior Sampling (RTBS) methodology that eliminates biases in other more traditional survey methods. The system is designed to capture specific moments, or snapshots, of practitioner activity. Over time, the snapshots will combine to provide a detailed and accurate picture of practice.[Back to Top]
What is RTBS?
Real Time Behavior Sampling (RTBS), is a unique survey methodology designed to capture specific moments, or snapshots, of practitioner activity. The internet-based methodology that APA has designed for this project is so unique that APA has filed a patent application as a part of its development of the technology infrastructure.[Back to Top]
Who can participate?
The Practice Directorate is encouraging participation by independently licensed psychologists as well as by graduate students who are members of APAGS, interns, and postdoctoral trainees who are providing direct health services to clients.[Back to Top]
How do I enroll in PracticeNet?
Enrollment in PracticeNet can be completed online at http://www.apapracticenet.net/Enroll/application.asp[Back to Top]
How do I update my information or find out my password?
Go to Participant Resources to update your record, including changes in your contact information, hours of professional practice, and practice setting. You can also learn your forgotten password or change your password in this section.
Is PracticeNet secure to use?
PracticeNet is protected by a security measure known as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Sensitive information is scrambled by SSL in such a manner that only our server can read it. If someone were to intercept the transmission, the person could not read the data. SSL also allows you to know when you have entered a protected area of the site. The URL will begin with "https:" instead of the standard "http:". Double-clicking on the padlock icon in the bottom right-hand corner of your browser will provide information about the secure server. You can use this information to be sure that you are communicating with the PracticeNet servers.[Back to Top]