American Psychological Association Help Center
The American Psychological Association (APA) is the primary umbrella that oversees the practices and organization of psychologists in the United States. The APA website includes consumer information, as well as new navigational tools for visitors to easily find answers to commonly asked psychological health questions.
Dallas Psychological Association
The Dallas Psychological Association (DPA) is comprised of people engaged in the practice, teaching or study of psychology in the Dallas area. Its primary purposes are to further the development of psychology as a science and profession, to provide a basis for professional growth and association among psychologists in the Dallas area, to encourage constructive relations with allied professionals, to foster responsible community ties, and to develop and promote ethical standards of psychological practice.
The DPA also serves as an information bureau to advise the public regarding the professional qualifications of Dallas psychologists.
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
The National Register of Health Service Providers (NRHSP) in Psychology is the largest credentialing organization for psychologists. As a credentialing body, it evaluates the education, training and experience of licensed psychologists to determine if they meet the criteria for recognition as a credentialed health service provider in psychology.
NRHSP psychologists are “licensed at the independent practice level, trained and experienced in the delivery of direct, preventive, assessment and therapeutic intervention services to individuals whose growth, adjustment or functioning is impaired or to individuals who otherwise seek services.”
The Gottman Institute
Founded by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, counsels couples directly and provides state-of-the-art research and training methods for mental health professionals and other health care providers on how to maintain healthy, loving relationships. The Gottman Institute applies more than 35 years of research on marriage through practical, attainable therapy, and trains therapists committed to helping couples.
ICEEFT - The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Founded in 1998 by Dr. Sue Johnson and her colleagues, in Ottawa, Canada, the Centre offers educational courses and training to mental health professionals (externships, workshops, core training etc.), provides certification for EFT therapists around the world and undertakes clinical research studies. ICEEFT works closely with its various affiliated EFT Centres and Communities. ICEEFT serves as a centre of excellence for the promotion of secure, resilient individuals and successful relationships between partners and within families.
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is a professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy representing the professional interests of more than 24,000 marriage and family therapists throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. Since 1942, AAMFT has facilitated understanding, research and education in the field of marriage and family therapy, providing the tools and resources needed by today’s marriage and family therapists.
The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information. Please also check the additional links provided for physical health for a more comprehensive understanding of your over-all well-being. The following is not meant to be a comprehensive list, nor is it an endorsement of the content of the sites.
Associations & Institutes
- American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
- American Counseling Association
- American Psychiatric Association
- American Psychological Association
- American Psychological Society
- Center for Mental Health Services
- Mental Health America
- National Institute of Mental Health
- National Mental Health Association
- National Eating Disorders Association
- National Sleep Foundation
- National Women’s Health Resource Center
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Federation for Mental Health
Suicide Awareness and Hotlines
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
- Suicide: Read This First
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Beyond OCD
- International OCD Foundation
- Obsessive Compulsive Information Center
- Trichotillomania Learning Center
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- National Center for PTSD
- Give an Hour— for veterans and their families
- National Center for PTSD Real Warriors (U.S. Department of Defense)— for veterans and their families
- The Gift From Within
- Sidran Institute
Addiction and Recovery
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Alcoholics Anonymous Recovery Resources
- Center for On-Line Addiction
- Web of Addictions
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
- Childhelp USA®
- Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website
- DrugWatch.com provides up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications, including details about associated side effects.
- Drugalert.org is a comprehensive database with information and news alerts about potentially dangerous drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.