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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.
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 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.
International Psychoanalytical Association
Professional association for psychoanalysts worldwide, instituted by Sigmund Freud some 90 years ago. Online newsletter, forthcoming events, member services.
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.
Academy of Clinical Psychology
Association of clinical psychologists, recognized as specialists by virtue of having received Board Certification in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).
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.
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.
National Association of Sexual Abuse Professionals
NASAP certifies and credentials professionals in the field of adult and child sexual abuse treatment.
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.
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.
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.
Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners
Provides information about therapists, counsellors, and other practitioners who apply the theories of Humanistic Psychology to their work.
Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training
Gestalt therapy training program for mental health professionals and referral service to Gestalt trained therapists in NYC area
Christian Medical Foundation Intl.
New school of medical thought and practice, “Logopsychosomatic Medicine”, originated by Dr. William Standish Reed, president of Christian Medical Foundation for the past 40 years.
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.
New Hope
Information about the organization which offers new hope for recovery from serious mental illness. Includes details about the program, newsletter and fund raising.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Association for Assessment in Counseling
Provides leadership, training, and research in measurement, assessment, and testing for counselors, educators and other professionals.
Association of VA Psychologist Leaders
Addresses the professional needs and concerns of Veterans Affairs psychologists.
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.
Center for Research into Psychological Development
Focus on research with a developmental psychopathology orientation.
European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA)
Established to promote knowledge and research on Transactional Analysis, develop its theory, and ensure agreed standards of practice.
International Network on Personal Relationships
INPR is a member organization for those who study or treat relationships.
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.
International Primal Association
A community of feeling-oriented people, who highly value primal process and other deep feeling work as modalities.
International Society for Mental Health Online
The international Internet mental health education, advocacy, and information organization for professionals and consumers.
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.
International Transactional Analysis Association
A scientific organization which facilitates international communication among people and groups who use transactional analysis.
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.
Mental Research Institute
Training, workshops, clinical services, and research in interactional/systemic studies, psychotherapy, brief therapy, and family therapy.
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.
The Sandtray Network
A non-profit organization founded to promote learning, healing, and creativity through the use of the sandtray.
United States of America Transactional Analysis Association
A community of psychotherapy professionals utilizing the principles of transactional analysis.
American College of Mental Health Administration
National organization for mental health and substance abuse administrators, consumers, and family leaders.
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.
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.
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.
International Association of Group Psychotherapy
Conference in Zadar, Croatia 2001. Applications accepted from Mediterranean countries and from other European countries, North America and Africa.
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.
American Orthopsychiatric Association
A multidisciplinary membership association which focuses on clinical issues and social justice issues within the mental health care professions.
Institute of Psychiatry
Post-graduate education and research in psychiatry, psychology, and allied disciplines associated with Kings College, London.
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.
Pro Aid Autisme
Pro Aid Autisme is working for better answers to the needs of people challenged by autism or similar disorders of communication.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
International Association For Regression Research and Therapies
Offers training, certification, conferences, continuing education, and publications.
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.
Psychiatric Studies Centre
Association whose purpose is scientific research in the fields of psychiatry, psychopharmacology and social psychiatry.
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.
International Organisation of Psychomotricty and Relaxation Therapy
Site of international psychomotor therapists. Information on upcoming events. In English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
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.
APA Division 42: Psychologists in Independent Practice
Public and members areas including mental health related articles and official documents.
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.
A public service of the International Psychogeriatric Association. Meeting schedule and news releases.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Forensic Mental Health Association of California
Welcome to FMHAC The Forensic Mental Health Association of California Established 1980 About FMHAC: The Forensic Mental Health Association of California is a Non-Profit Educational Organization. Click here to learn more about the association. How to become a member. The Forum The FORUM is published quarterly by the Forensic Mental Health Association of California.
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.
American Psychiatric Foundation
Provides grant support for programs in public eEducation that increase awareness and understanding of mental disorders, aAdvocacy initiatives that empower patients and their families to make informed healthcare choices, and rResearch focused on the treatment and prevention of mental illness.
NeoPsychology International - NPI
An organization that discusses and provides mental health care solutions using a public discussion forum combined with public research material.
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.
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.
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.
Ness Foundation
Conducting research into safer treatments for schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder and ADHD, particularly in connection with dietary lipids and oxidative stress.
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
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.
Northern Ireland Association for Mantal Health
Site provides an overview of the services provided by NIAMH and their location, fact sheets, statistics for Northern Ireland, and useful contacts in the mental health field.
American Psychotherapy Association
Membership information, newsletter, e-zine, and continuing education information.
American Association of Psychotherapists, Inc.
A professional association of mental health clinicians dedicated to the support and development of psychotherapy.

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