Recommended Links

The Internet can be an excellent resource for information. It also has overwhelming amounts of information and occasional pitfalls. The North Carolina Psychological Association wants to help you find what you are looking for. To do this, we have chosen some of the best links to resource guides, which have been reviewed and selected as useful mental health web sites. Included here are the links from the general public and student areas as well as additional links pertinent to psychologists.

Resources Useful for Psychologists
Journals That Provide Online Information
Resources Useful for Students
Source Books
General Information


RESOURCES USEFUL FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS

  1. The American Psychological Association: www.apa.org/sitemap.html.
  2. The North Carolina Psychology Board: www.ncpsychologyboard.org.
  3. American Societyof Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: www.aacap.org.
  4. The American Psychiatric Association: www.psych.org.
  5. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law: www.bazelon.org.
  6. National Institute for Mental Health: www.nimh.nih.gov. While primarily a research oriented site. This site contains a lot of useful updates for clinicians. Also provides information on funding opportunities and clinical trials open to patients.
  7. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: www.samhsa.gov. SAMHSA is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services for substance abuse and mental illnesses. Extensive links and information resources.
  8. Online discussions for mental health and applied behavioral science professionals: www.behavior.net.
  9. Mental Health Infosource, www.mhsource.com, is a well-tuned commercial CME site. It has extensive links to disorder-specific resources, offers free CME, and an interactive “ask the expert” section. Offers searchable treatment information linked to CE and CME activities.
  10. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, www.ahcpr.gov, provides information on evidence-based practice, treatment outcomes & effectiveness, technology assessment, and information on preventive services. Also includes a Spanish language section.
  11. www.mentalhealth.org provides mental health information for professionals and the general public.
  12. CyberPsych hosts mental health organizations and individuals with information about psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and special topics to the public and the professional mental health community: www.cyberpsych.org.
  13. The SOSIG Psychology Gateway provides access to psychology resources on the Internet. Each resource has been evaluated and categorized using the APA PsycINFO coding scheme.www.sosig.ac.uk/psychology
  14. The North Carolina General Assembly: www.ncleg.net.
  15. The Library of Congress: http://lcweb.loc.gov/homepage.
  16. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations: www.jcaho.org.
  17. Library of the National Medical Society: www.medical-library.org.
  18. The National Library of Medicine: www.nlm.nih.gov.
  19. The National Institute of Mental Health: www.nimh.nih.gov.
  20. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: www.dhhs.state.nc.us.
  21. U.S. Government Printing Office: www.access.gpo.gov/index.html.
  22. More Psychology-related internet sites: http://www.westerncarolinacenter.org/psychology_sites_on_the_intern.html.
  23. Current Concepts in Psychology: www.fenichel.com/Current.shtml. This site is a compendium the best articles, websites and research tools identified by Dr. Michael Fenichel for online reference.

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JOURNALS THAT PROVIDE ONLINE INFORMATION

  1. APA Journals Search: www.apa.org/journals.
  2. Prevention & Treatment is an e-journal published by the APA: journals.apa.org/prevention.
  3. Psychiatric Times: www.psychiatrictimes.com.
  4. Psychology.net is an online daily information site: www.psychology.net.
  5. The National Psychologist: www.nationalpsychologist.com.

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RESOURCES USEDUL FOR STUDENTS

  1. The American Psychological Association has a very helpful website. The link to the student area is www.apa.org/students. There is information on careers, programs, continuing education etc. APAG is a separate area relating to graduate student concerns: www.apa.org/apags.
  2. Psychology Information Online www.psychologyinfo.com provides a broad range of information from descriptions of psychological disorders to psychologist training and articles written by psychologists.
  3. NIH Research Training Opportunities has information on high school, undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral programs. http://grants.nih.gov/training/extramural.htm.
  4. APPIC is the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral & Internship Centers – www.appic.org.
  5. www.post-docs.com lists scholarships, fellowships and is a job search site devoted to post-doctural opportunities.
  6. www.asppb.org is the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Board and is responsible for licensure and certification of psychologists in the US and Canada.
  7. The North Carolina Department of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities,and Substance Abuse Services www.dhhs.state.nc.us/mhddsas provides information on local programs and has licensure manuals/forms available for printing.

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SOURCE BOOKS

  1. Insider’s Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. www.amazon.com : link to this book.
  2. Chronicle Financial Aid Guide 2000 2001: Scholarships and Loans for High School Students, College Undergraduates, Graduates, and Adult Learners. www.amazon.com: link to this book.
  3. Graduate Study in Psychology, 2000 by Martha Braswell. www.amazon.com: link to this book.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. www.psywww.com/resource/selfhelp.htm. This site has information and links to resources for a variety of psychological problems/disorders.
  2. American Societyof Child and Adolescent Psychiatry developed Facts for Families to provide concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families: www.aacap.org/publications/factsfam/index.htm
  3. The Center for Menatal Health Services, www.mentalhealth.org, provides a wealth of consumer-friendly information that is also useful to professionals. There are forums on specific topics and a newsroom with recent media stories.
  4. An excellent source of information is www.grohol.com. Dr. John Grohol is a psychologist who provides reviews, ratings, and links to selected high-quality Internet resources about a range of issues.
  5. www.mentalhealth.com is a free encyclopedia of mental health information created by a Canadian psychiatrist, Dr. Phillip Long. Abundant information on specific disorders, medications, research and links. Specific drug information available. Also has disorder-specific booklets and a magazine.
  6. www.healthfinder.gov. This is a government site for consumer health and human services information, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Can lead you to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, Web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.
  7. www.ismho.org/webpsych/ is a non-profit organization that promotes the understanding, use and development of online communication, information and technology for the international mental health community. This page provides an a list of mental health site links.
  8. The Internet Public Library contains 4492 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by literary period. www.ipl.org.
  9. Mental Help Net (http://mentalhelp.net ). CMHC Systems developed this web site “as a free service to the worldwide mental health community of professionals and laypeople.” MHN is a comprehensive resource for mental health information, news and resources.
  10. NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services: http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/mhddsas. The Division makes policies and rules and monitors public services to people with mental illness, developmental disabilities or substance abuse throughout North Carolina. Useful updates on Division activities.
  11. Online Dictionary of Mental Health, www.shef.ac.uk/~psysc/psychotherapy, is an international information resource and research tool from the University of Sheffield covering all mental health disciplines. There are links to many sites offering different viewpoints on issues in mental health, which are accessible using the A-Z links.

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