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- APA Division 42: Psychologists in Independent Practice: Public and members areas including mental health related articles and official documents.
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: AACAP. Membership information and benefits, news, publications, research and training. Child and adolescent psychiatry definition and FAQ, glossary of symptoms and illnesses, public health issues, and publications catalog.
- American Academy of Psychotherapists: American Academy of Psychotherapists (AAP): To enhance the person of the psychotherapist. AAP is a multi-disci- plinary `group` of caring therapists who are committed to the art and science of psychotherapy.
- American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry: AAGP is a national association representing and serving its members and the field of geriatric psychiatry. It is dedicated to promoting the mental health and well being of older people and improving the care of those with late life mental disorders.
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: Professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy.
- American Association for Therapeutic Humor: AATH. Therapeutic humor resources and articles. Develops and supports research into the use of humor in therapy.
- American Association of Anger Management Providers: The American Association of Anger Management Providers is committed to establishing standards for providers nationwide. Provides research, self-help articles, CDs, videos and client books for persons experiencing problems in managing anger.
- American Association of Psychotherapists, Inc.: A professional association of mental health clinicians dedicated to the support and development of psychotherapy.
- American College of Mental Health Administration: National organization for mental health and substance abuse administrators, consumers, and family leaders.
- American Counseling Association: The ACA promotes the counseling profession through work in advocacy, research and professional standards. The site has general information and on-line skill expansion courses.
- American Mental Health Counselors Association: Enhances the profession of mental health counseling through advocacy, education and professional development.
- American Orthopsychiatric Association: A multidisciplinary membership association which focuses on clinical issues and social justice issues within the mental health care professions.
- American Psychiatric Association: The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has 38,000 U.S. and international member physicians with the goal of ensuring humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorder, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders.
- American Psychiatric Foundation: Provides grant support for programs in public education that increase awareness and understanding of mental disorders, advocacy initiatives that empower patients and their families to make informed healthcare choices, and research focused on the treatment and prevention of mental illness.
- American Psychological Association: Promotes research and represents the professional interests of psychologists in the United States. Includes information on publications and conferences, and a find-a-psychologist referral feature.
- American Psychotherapy Association: Membership information, newsletter, e-zine, and continuing education information.
- Association for Psychological Therapists: APT is an independent organisation, founded in 1981, dedicated to providing top-quality training for the helping professions nurses, social workers, probation officers, occupational therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists and many others.
- Association for Assessment in Counseling: Provides leadership, training, and research in measurement, assessment, and testing for counselors, educators and other professionals.
- Association for Birth Psychology: The first organization of professionals interested in the psychological impact of pregnancy, birth, and the perinatal period on personality. Research and clinical practice of psychotherapy and empirical investigation of the fetus, pregnancy, parents, and obstetical considerations.
- Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice in the UK: AFT members work to improve the standards of professional family therapy and systems practice by promoting family system ideas in practice, training, management and research.
- Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners: Provides information about therapists, counsellors, and other practitioners who apply the theories of Humanistic Psychology to their work.
- Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists: An international professional organization of mental health professionals whose common bond is adherence to the principles and standards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- Association of VA Psychologist Leaders: Addresses the professional needs and concerns of Veterans Affairs psychologists.
- California Committee of Concerned Psychologists Advocate oh behalf of State Psychiatric Patients: We are a patients rights advocacy `group` comprised of mental health professionals and public citizens aimed at insuring quality patient care in public psychiatric facilities.
- Canadian Academy Of Geriatric Psychiatry (CAGP): A national organization of psychiatrists dedicated to promoting mental health in the Canadian elderly population through clinical, educational and research activities of its members.
- Center for Mental Health Services: Links users to the Federal efforts to treat mental illnesses, promote mental health, and prevent the development or worsening of mental illness.
- Center for Quality Assessment and Improvement in Mental Health, CQAIMH: Based at the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital, CQAIMH develops and tests methods to evaluate the quality of mental health care. Inventory of mental health quality measures. Useful to clinicians, care managers, payers, services researchers, and others involved in the assessment and improvement of mental health care. Provides a Consumer Guide to Obtaining Quality Mental Health Care.
- Center for Research into Psychological Development: Focus on research with a developmental psychopathology orientation.
- Community Options: Incorporated on February 9, 1989 to develop residential and employment supports for people with severe disabilities, utilizing technology and training. Serving 11 states.
- Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association: A non-profit organization for the field of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), a growing field in which horses are used as an effective tool in the treatment of mental health.
- European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA): Established to promote knowledge and research on Transactional Analysis, develop its theory, and ensure agreed standards of practice.
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association: EMDRIA® promotes high standards of excellence and integrity in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) practice, research and education. EMDR treatment is the resolution of emotional distress arising from difficult childhood experiences,or the recovery from the effects of critical incidents, such as automobile accidents, assault, natural disasters, and combat trauma.
- Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training: Gestalt therapy training program for mental health professionals and referral service to Gestalt trained therapists in NYC area
- Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma: Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma has spent 25 years caring for the health and mental needs of survivors of mass violence and torture, through a combined practice of clinical experience and medical research.
- ISIPT - International Society for Interpersonal Psychotherapy: Provides information about IPT and its clinical and research applications. It also provides background information and contact details for the Society.
- Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy: Integrative Psychotherapy's guiding principle is that the decisions made and beliefs formed during one's formative years continue to shape and influence one's perceptions, feelings and behaviors throughout life.
- Institute for Training in Psychodynamics: Institute for Training in Psychodynamics - Provides information about seminars, psychoanalysis & related Material
- Institute for the Study of Therapeutic Change: Association of therapists dedicated to improving therapy practices. Contains latest research on "what works" in therapy translated into principles for clinical practice.
- Institute of Psychiatry: Post-graduate education and research in psychiatry, psychology, and allied disciplines associated with Kings College, London.
- Intentional Care Performance Standards: These standards help bridge the gap between the principles of recovery and empowerment and the real-world application of these principles in the everyday work of direct service staff and their supervisors. They were developed by Advocates, Inc. and Patricia E. Deegan, Ph.D.
- International Association For Regression Research and Therapies: Offers training, certification, conferences, continuing education, and publications.
- International Association of Group Psychotherapy: Conference in Zadar, Croatia 2001. Applications accepted from Mediterranean countries and from other European countries, North America and Africa.
- International Network on Personal Relationships: INPR is a member organization for those who study or treat relationships.
- International Organisation of Psychomotricty and Relaxation Therapy: Site of international psychomotor therapists. Information on upcoming events. In English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
- International Primal Association: A community of feeling-oriented people, who highly value primal process and other deep feeling work as modalities.
- International Psychoanalytical Association: Professional association for psychoanalysts worldwide, instituted by Sigmund Freud some 90 years ago. Online newsletter, forthcoming events, member services.
- International Society for Mental Health Online: The international Internet mental health education, advocacy, and information organization for professionals and consumers.
- International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine: Society to educate health professionals and the public in the benefits and practice of orthomolecular medicine through publications, conferences and seminars. Contains research, newsletters, journal, membership and conference information.
- International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations: Provides a forum for academics, clinicians, consultants and others interested in working in and with organizations utilizing psychoanalytic concepts and insights.
- International Transactional Analysis Association: A scientific organization which facilitates international communication among people and groups who use transactional analysis.
- Law and Psychiatry Institute: The Law and Psychiatry Institute of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System provides a multidisciplinary approach to the field of forensic mental health. LPI works to address individual needs as well as issues of public import that arise at the juncture of law and psychiatry.
- Mental Research Institute: Training, workshops, clinical services, and research in interactional/systemic studies, psychotherapy, brief therapy, and family therapy.
- Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs, Inc.: The Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs (MACMHP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving quality through education, public policy advocacy and member services
- National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression: NARSAD is a national, not-for-profit organization whose primary objective is to raise funds to find the causes, cures, better treatments, and prevention of severe brain disorders.
- National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists: The NACBT provides certification in cognitive-behavioral therapy, along with seminars and workshops. Site contains new interactive CBT Forum for discussion of CBT.
- National Center for American Indian/Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The only program of this type in the country focusing specifically on American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Includes project descriptions and online journal.
- National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare: A nonprofit trade association serving the education, advocacy and networking needs of more than 800 community providers of mental health and addiction treatment services.
- National Institute of Mental Health: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of various mental illnesses. Included are brochures and information sheets, reports, press releases, fact sheets, and other educational materials.
- National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA): Association seeking relief for the substance abuse and mental health needs of the United States Latino population. News, events, current issues, how to join.
- National Mental Health Association: Dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and achieving victory over mental illnesses through advocacy, education, research and service. News, event calendar, position statements, history, mental health facts, donation information.
- National Stigma Clearinghouse: Focuses on inaccurate images of mental illness in news, advertising, and entertainment media. This association provides this information on request to mental health organizations, educators, consumers, families, students, researchers, and professionals in the mental health field.
- Ness Foundation: Conducting research into safer treatments for schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder and ADHD, particularly in connection with dietary lipids and oxidative stress.
- Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study: Seattle-based, non-profit, interdisciplinary organization that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors and nurses. Dedicated to making psychoanalytic knowledge available and useful to interested professionals.
- Pro Aid Autisme: Pro Aid Autisme is working for better answers to the needs of people challenged by autism or similar disorders of communication.
- Psychiatric Studies Centre: Association whose purpose is scientific research in the fields of psychiatry, psychopharmacology and social psychiatry.
- Psychogeriatrics: A public service of the International Psychogeriatric Association. Meeting schedule and news releases.
- Psychotherapists and Counsellors Professional Association: Main professional organisation of psychotherapists and counsellors in UK. Own code of conduct and independent complaints procedure to protect both practitioners and patients.
- Screening for Mental Health: Organization dedicated to coordinating nationwide mental health screening programs and to ensure cooperation, professionalism, and accountability in mental illness screenings. Contains support information for setting up screenings for specific disorders.
- Silvan S. Tomkins Institute: Dedicated to the enhancement of the understanding of human emotion. Supports research on affect theory and script theory. Articles, publications, audio and videos tapes, membership information, and study groups.
- Society of Biological Psychiatry: Professional association supports research in medical psychiatry with humanitarian, emotional, psychological, and socio-cultural orientation. Publishes the journal "Biological Psychiatry." Founded 1945.
- Southwest Hypnotherapist Examining Board: The site lists hypnotherapists that are certified by SHEB. Also lists the requirements for membership, frequently asked questions about hypnotherapy and links to another complementary web sites.
- The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress: A multidisciplinary network of professionals committed to the advancement of intervention for survivors of trauma. Members in every state of the United States and over 40 foreign countries.
- The Centre for Mental Health Services Research Inc.: A collaborative organisation recognised for bridging science and service to improve the effectiveness of mental health services and policy decisions. Australia.
- The International Association of Anxiety Management: An informative `resource` website for sufferers of anxiety disorders, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder and post traumatic stress disorder.
- The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors: For the collective interests of State Mental Health Authorities and their directors at the national level. NASMHPD analyzes trends in the delivery and financing of mental health services and builds and disseminates knowledge and experience reflecting the integration of public mental health programming in evolving healthcare environments.
- The National Coalition Of Mental Health Professionals And Consumers, Inc.: Professionals, consumers, and consumer advocates working to address the negative impact of managed care on patients and professionals in mental health care.
- The National Fair Access Coalition on Testing: FACT's mission is to protect fair access to psychological and educational tests by properly trained professionals to better serve the public.
- The National Register On the Web: Largest credentialing organization for licensed psychologists; evaluates their education, training and experience to determine if they meet the criteria for recognition as credentialed health service providers in psychology.Site provides free online searchable directory.
- The Psychiatry Research Trust: A charity that raises funds for mental illness and brain disease research at the Institute of Psychiatry, a world-recognised centre for psychiatric and psychological medicine. Contains information for the public written by leading experts.
- The Sandtray Network: A non-profit organization founded to promote learning, healing, and creativity through the use of the sandtray.
- The Soup Can League: A grassroots Mental Health organization with a sense of humor. Learn about patient's rights. Visit the museums. Get advice on dealing with medication side effects.
- TheArcLink Incorporated: Non-profit advocacy organization with a national database listing providers of home and community-based services for people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. News, links, glossary, sponsors, and resources.
- United States of America Transactional Analysis Association: A community of psychotherapy professionals utilizing the principles of transactional analysis.
- Violent Death Bereavement Society: Serves as a centralized forum of information and training for service providers of loved ones and family members after violent death.
- World Federation for Mental Health: Seeks to improve mental health services, reduce the stigma associated with mental and emotional disorders, protect human rights of the mentally ill, promote mental health, and identify mental health issues.
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