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 is the licensing agency for psychologists in North Carolina. Its website is extensive & informative.
- APA’s Guide to Applying to Graduate School – excellent resource covering a wide range of topics; from the application process to Grad School FAQs. Also provides stats on acceptance rates, scholarships, tuition, & more on 600+ North American grad 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 is also a job search site devoted to postdoctoral opportunities.
- The 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.
- The NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services – NCMHDDSAS – state agency that provides resources to individuals that meet department criteria.
- 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: 2016/2017
- Graduate Study in Psychology, 2016 Edition – American Psychological Association
- Graduate Study in Psychology, 2017 Edition – APA
- 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 of 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.
- HealthFinder.gov was developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services & allows you to select online publications, clearinghouses, databases, websites, support and self-help groups, as well as government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.
- Psychology Self-Help Resources: www.psywww.com/resource/selfhelp.htm – 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: http://bit.ly/2fhgiBl
- 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.
- 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.
- http://ismho.org/ is The International Society for Mental Health Online, 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 a list of mental health site links.
- At Health provides information about mental health disorders and mental health issues: http://athealth.com/
- 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 Child: The voice for North Carolina’s Children: www.ncchild.org
- US Dept. of Veterans Affairs mental health website: www.mentalhealth.va.gov – very good info and evidence-based practice for mental health in veterans