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American Psychiatric Association
The major national membership and credentialing body for (over 45,000) psychiatrists, with linkages that may prove helpful for information of various kinds. This organization will provide information about whether particular therapists are psychiatrists (M.D.'s who have completed 4 year long training programs called "residencies" in psychiatry), and whether they are board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (which is separate from the APA).
American Psychoanalytic Association
The major membership and credentialing body for (over 5,000) psychoanalysts, (M.D.'s or Ph.D's with training in psychiatry, psychology, social work, or other disciplines, who have completed a 4-6 year training program in a certified Institute for Psychoanalysis, in addition to their other specialty training). Has training institutes across the country which are often extremely helpful because they contain psychiatric clinics. These provide evaluations of patients, referral services to genuine experts, and low fee psychotherapy or psychoanalytic treatment. Highly recommended source of information. This distinguished web site is judged useful as well; for example, provides free Jourlit Book Review Searching.
American Psychological Association
The major national membership and credentialing body for Ph.D. level psychologists, this distinguished organization is a major resource for information on therapists and mental health topics, as well as links to other resources. Highly recommended. The members of this group are divided up into many subgroups, depending upon sub-specialization. For example, division 39 is made up exclusively of psychologists who are involved in psychoanalysis.
Art Therapy on the Web
This page brought to you by the American Art Therapy Assn. (AATA) is quite eclectic but an interesting entre to what can be most helpful to psychotherapy or analysis.
Chicago Psychoanalytic Society
Maintained by Dr. Leo Weinstein this is a site listing virtually all Chicago psychoanalysts, which will eventually have a full roster of its members, and other useful links as well. Chicago area patients should keep posted on this resource. For those from other areas, the local psychoanalytic institute, identifiable through the yellow pages, or, via the American Psychoanalytic Association home page (listed above) will be helpful.
Clinical Psychology Resources
From the Dept. of Clinical and Applied Psychology, Univ. of Bonn, Germany, an interesting data base of disorders, assessment, journal listings, and info on behavioral medicine, organizations, starting points, etc.

John Grohol's Mental Health Page
A quite detailed review of the survey made by Consumer Reports (the magazine) in which its readers indicated their overall satisfaction with psychotherapy. Many details are discussed enhancing the public debate since the survey results were first released. If this is a good sample article, then Grohol's MH Page is well worth examining periodically.
Global Health Network
Available also in Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish, this product of the University of Pittsburgh provides a broad range of links to newsletters, publications, focus subjects, etc. and is maintained by Amy Brenan. It appears to be visited and updated frequently.
Group Psychotherapy Homepage
A well done introduction to group psychotherapy, how it works, who benefits, the different kinds, how to chose a group psychotherapist, etc. The page is the baby of Haim Weinberg (e-mail an Israeli clinical psychologist with a nice gift for concise summarizing.
Harvard Health Online
An example of how major university medical schools are attempting to provide useful information on various topics, including mental health. The current newsletter includes a health letter on bipolar illness, but these topics change periodically, so you might want to check this page to see what is new.
Library of Congress World Wide Web Page
The library's Web pages allow searches, the use of gopher menus, etc. A very useful search engine from the U.S. government.
Library Resources
Web library resources available at this site include links to Journals (full text and titles), Library Catalogs, Library of Congress Web, other Web interface libraries, Libcat (library resource guide), and listings of scholarly societies.
An extremely important website with connections to a vast number of other highly useful resources, not only mental health, psychiatry and psychology, but an unbelievable number of links to seemingly every other medical link possible. Emory University is to be congratulated for this one. For example, after selecting mental health listings, look under the subhead of "consumer health," which includes specific links on ADD, anxiety, autism, death and grief, emotional support, phobia, etc. Noteworthy is Mental Health Infosource (see separate listing here).
Mental Health
This site, run by the Yahoo web-directory, highlights categories such as addiction, bereavement, counseling and therapy, institutes, libraries, news and media, psychiatry, psychology, social work, suicide, stress management, web directories, etc.Many other linkages of utility are listed as well for instant access.
Mental Health Infosource
From CME Inc. and Psychiatric Times, Dr. J. Grold has compiled a useful listing that mixes classifieds with continuing education, patient advocacy, resources (incl. drug manufacturers, managed care, etc.), FAQ's, and the latest news, news groups, and conference information. The "resource" selection seems rather limited however, compared to others on this master list.
National Association of Social Workers, Inc.
The major national membership and credentialing organization for social workers, with information about therapists, and psychotherapy topics. Links back to a health organization page and something called Good Health Web.750 First Street, NE (Suite 700), Washington, DC 20002-4241202-408-8600
National Institute of Health (NIH)
The is the mother of all government health related agencies, itself a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (with a link on this page). Through NIH you should be able to locate its 24 separate institutes, centers, and divisions (one of which is the National Institute of Mental Health. NIMH is responsible for much of the research on mental illness in this country.) NIH's budget in 1996 was more than $12,000,000,000!
A source of Nerdy culture etc. since 1995, includes Nerd Wirde Web with 325,000 links to over 10,000 categories. This somewhat oddball site may both entertain and inform intellectuals. Source: a privately held company.
Psyche Matters
This page links to an interesting bibliography for self psychology.
Psychoanalytic Resources (WWW)
These analytic resources include news, jobs, history, culture, teaching, publications, and links to databases, libraries, and booksellers. This page is brought to us by Parfen Laszig, a psychologist at the University of Heidelberg.

PsychScapes WorldWide Inc.
Interesting listing of therapists, mental health workshops and conferences, books and tapes, etc. mostly of commercial interest. Difficult to tell how valuable this is currently, but may help some find therapists nearby based upon brief descriptions of the listed therapists (who pay small amounts for their listing).
Self Psychology Page
Information, discussion, and original publications related to the psychoanalytic self psychology of Heinz Kohut and contemporary developments (such as intersubjective systems theory of Robert Stolorow). Includes a reprint of the first lecture in Kohut's (Tolpin and Tolpin, Eds.) The Chicago Institute Lectures.
Silvan S. Tompkins Institute
Information about affect theory, brief psychotherapy, and related topics by Donald L. Nathanson, M.D., who established the Inst. after being inspired by the late Michael Basch, M.D. For those interested in learning about psychotherapy Dr. Basch's writings (for example, Doing Psychotherapy) are highly recommended. They are quite readable and your therefore do not need anyone to explain to you what Dr. Basch meant in his various writings. Suite 2403, 255 South 17th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103-6224
The Psych.Com (The Internet Psychology resourse)
With over 3,000 indexed psychology resources (and a search engine to locate them by category), this site is an interesting compendium on psychology, education, related organizations, publications, disorders, psychiatry, therapy resources, related software and selfdevelopment.
Links to other Health/Medical Resources (called Specifica)
In addition to links to general health information, the mental health links cover many special and general mental health issues, from addictions, Alzheimer's, and attention deficit disorder, to bipolar illness, depression, and eating disorders, etc. An extensive listing maintained by Jeanine Wade, Ph.D. from Austin, Texas (



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