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
- American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) – 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.
- APA’s Guide to Applying to Graduate School – Covers topics ranging from the application process to Grad School FAQs. Also provides stats on acceptance rates, scholarships, tuition, & more on 600+ North American graduate programs.
- NIH Research Training Opportunities – Info on high school, undergraduate, graduate, & postdoctoral programs.
- APPIC – Association of Psychology Postdoctoral & Internship Centers.
- Postdoc Jobs.com – Lists scholarships & fellowships, and includes a job search site for postdoctoral opportunities.
- Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) – 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 & certification.
- NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services (MH/DD/SAS) – State agency responsible for providing resources to individuals that meet department criteria.
- NC Division of Adult Correction – Includes applications for employment and internship opportunities.
- Insider’s Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology: 2016/2017
- Graduate Study in Psychology, 2016 Edition – American Psychological Association
- Graduate Study in Psychology, 2017 Edition – APA
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – Information on evidence-based practice outcomes, technology assessment, and preventive services. Includes a Spanish language section.
- National Institute for Mental Health – Primarily focused on research findings with updates on funding opportunities and clinical trials open to patients.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – 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.
- HealthFinder.gov – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Links to online publications, clearinghouses, databases, websites, support and self-help groups, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) – Association dedicated to helping children and families impacted by violence.
- The Center for Mental Health Services – Information helpful to the public and professionals, with a newsroom and forums on specific topics.
- Grohol.com – maintained by psychologist Dr. John Grohol providing reviews, ratings, and links to resources.
- International Society for Mental Health Online (ISHMO) – Non-profit organization promoting the understanding, use and development of online communication, information and technology for the international mental health community.
- At Health – Information on mental health disorders and issues.
- NC Child – The Voice for North Carolina’s Children.
- US Dept. of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Website – Lots of information and news on veterans’ mental health and related issues.