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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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 Haimw@tvision.net.il)
an Israeli clinical psychologist with a nice gift for concise summarizing.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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
This page links to an interesting bibliography for self psychology.
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.
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).
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.
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,
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).