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On January 6th we launched the new website for Division 29 of the American Psychological Association – the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy.

This project was a complete overhaul of the previous website. The client required moving from what was essentially a bulletin board style site, where content access was basically limited to whatever was featured on the front page and the topmost accessible menu pages, to a site that was 100% content driven. Making this project extra challenging: none of the existing content (over 300 articles) was categorized or tagged.

Working with the Society’s Internet Editor, Amy Ellis, PhD, and the rest of the super-helpful SAP Web Team, we designed and implemented a system of categories and subcategories for all content, and carefully tagged each article with what became a highly useful library of over 600 keyword tags.

The entire menu structure, site, page and article layout, and search system was completely changed, creating what is effectively an entirely new website. Multiple new features were implemented as well, focusing especially on making the site more interactive. Using the previous “purple-psi” square logo, I created a new 50th Anniversary logo for this very special anniversary year of the Society.

I will be updating this post, and adding other posts, discussing various features, changes and goals, the “after launch” process, as well as new upcoming features for the SAP website, as the entire project is further developed. Much is planned for 2018.

Special thanks to Amy Ellis for being so awesome to work with in every possible way, including her amazing efforts in organizing thousands of important details covering hundreds of articles. (Those were some wicked good spreadsheets, Amy!)

More information about this project can be found here: The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy Welcomes You to Its New Website.