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.
USEFUL RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
- APAGS is the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students. Its mission is to “build a better future for psychology by serving as a united voice to enrich and advocate for graduate student development.”
- The North Carolina Psychology Board, the licensing agency for psychologists in North Carolina, has an extensive & helpful website.
- Psychology Information Online provides a broad range of information from descriptions of psychological disorders to psychologist training and articles written by psychologists.
- APA’s Guide to Applying to Graduate School is an excellent resource. It covers a wide range of topics, from the application process to frequently asked questions about graduate education. It also provides statistics on acceptance rates, scholarships, & tuition, plus much more information for over 600 North American psychology graduate programs.
- NIH Research Training Opportunities has information on high school, undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral programs.
- APPIC is the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral & Internship Centers.
- Postdoc Jobs.com lists scholarships & fellowships and is also a job search site devoted to postdoctoral opportunities.
- The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) is the association of psychology licensing boards in the United States and Canada. ASPPB created & maintains a standardized written exam, the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP), which is used by licensing boards to assess candidates for licensure and certification.
- The NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services provides information on local programs and has licensure manuals & forms available for printing.
- The NC Division of Adult Correction, formerly the Department of Correction, includes applications for both employment and internship opportunities in the field of psychology.
- Insider’s Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. www.amazon.com: link to this book.
- 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.
- Graduate Study in Psychology, 2000 by Martha Braswell. www.amazon.com: link to this book.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- www.psywww.com/resource/selfhelp.htm. This site has information and links to resources for a variety of psychological problems/disorders.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mental Health Links by Dr. Bob, www.dr-bob.org, has an exhaustive library of links. Lots of useful clinical information, especially on psychopharmacology. Lots of links to specific disorders.
- Dr. Ivan’s Depression Central:www.psycom.net/depression.central.html. This site is an impressive clearinghouse for information on all types of depressive disorders and on the most effective treatments for individuals suffering from Major Depression,Bipolar Disorder, Cyclothymia, Dysthymia and other mood disorders.
- 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.
- 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.
- This web guide and index contains extensive resources for students, teachers, professionals and researchers interested in psychology: http://maple.lemoyne.edu/~hevern/psychreftoc-text.html
- AtHealth.com provides information about mental health disorders and mental health issues: www.athealth.com/sitemap.html
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Covenent with North Carolina’s Children site: http://www.ncchild.org and click on Covenent.
- 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.
- Behavioral Healthcare and Telehealth Resources on the Web: www.umdnj.edu/psyevnts/pointers.html. This site is a single page resource with exhaustive links to useful mental health websites and resources