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Associations and Institutions
NIMH is a United States Government organization that provides research grants to mental health researchers and free information to both practitioners and the general public. It has a mandate to increase the awareness, both politically and publicly, of mental health issues.
This web site is well designed with plenty of information for both practitioners and the public on a variety of mental health illnesses, initiatives and services. It is a United States Government Service, so many of the options provided for services will not be accessible to people living outside the US.
The Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia (APNS) site contains a Private Practice Directory of Nova Scotia Registered Psychologists. The listing includes information about areas of expertise and full contact information. Also included in the site are several pages of information on other psychological organisations, a list of publications of interest, and links to other mental health sites.
APNS is a voluntary professional organisation established to represent psychology in Nova Scotia. The Association was instrumental in promoting passage of the Psychologists Act and has a continuing role in nominating members to the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (NSBEP), establishing the Board’s code of ethics, standards of professional conduct, and standards for providers of psychological services. In addition to its many professional functions, the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia has been active in the public forum, monitoring contemporary social issues and speaking out in the interest of the public good. APNS does not investigate complaints of unprofessional conduct or incompetence on the part of Registered Psychologists. This is one of the roles of NSBEP (see Nova Scotia Board of Examiners of Psychology in Psychology).
American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association offers support, guidance and information to both practitioners and the public. The APA has set worldwide standards for scientific writing and research methods. One of the highlights of the organization is an annual meeting at which hundreds of psychologists from around the world present lectures and workshops featuring the newest research in the field.
This web site is carefully divided into sections for psychologists, the public, and students. Each is well supported and contains regular features on various subjects, from books to research, from computer software to education materials. A definitive and continually updated resource for anyone interested in psychology.
The Canadian Psychological Association is a voluntary organization, that represents the interests of all aspects of psychology in Canada and which promotes unity, coherence and a sense of identity across the diverse scientific and professional interests. The elected governing body represents science, education, practice, gender, geography, language and culture. The CPA not only is a strong national lobby group on behalf of Canadian psychologists, but also represents their interests worldwide. An annual meeting of CPA members has become one of the Canadian highlights in psychological research presentation.
The CPA website is an effective resource for psychologists, and has useful information for the public as well, including fact sheets about a variety of problems. The site includes information on jobs in psychology, the annual convention, publications, links, and some excellent information for psychology students, much of which can be applied to countries other than Canada. For information on specific illnesses, however, sites like APA and NIMH provide much more information. This site is available in both English and French.
Founded in 1988, APS’s mission is to promote, protect, and advance the interests of scientifically oriented psychology in research, application, and the improvement of human welfare. APS’s membership includes the United States’ foremost psychological scientists and academics. Members cover the entire spectrum of basic and applied psychological science.
One of the best designed sites in the psychology field, this web site contains plenty of updated information about current research, upcoming psychology conventions, public interest journals (both online and in print), student information, employment adds, political lobby updates, and one of the most complete links pages compiled by a mental health site. Although primarily targeted for psychology professionals or soon-to-be professionals, there is plenty of information for the general public, continually updated and well explained.
The Canadian Register has been organized as a non-profit corporation to provide a standard for the education and training of psychologists and to identify those health service psychologists who meet or exceed those standards. It also promotes professional standards by encouraging continuing education and research in the field.
This site is designed primarily to help the public locate a health service psychologist either by name, area of expertise, or location in Canada. For the Canadian public, this site is invaluable and well designed. It is, however, limited to Canadian psychologists. For more complete listings internationally, search databases at the APA or NIMH web sites. For professionals, this site is primarily designed to provide basic information about CRHSPP and allow registration as a member. There is a links page, which may be of use to both the general public and professionals, and an excellent, freely copyable page addressed to the general public which describes health service psychology. This site is available in both English and French.
The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) is the alliance of state, provincial, and territorial agencies responsible for the licensure and certification of psychologists throughout the United States and Canada. ASPPB was formed in 1961 to serve psychology boards in the two countries. Much of the impetus for its founding related to mobility for practitioners. By consensus, the first step was to create and maintain a standardized written Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP). ASPPB has done so since 1965.
This site provides valuable information for the general public, psychology students, licensed psychologists, and member boards. The site lists contact information for all 62 member boards, including links to their web sites. The Consumer portion of the site includes detailed information for members of the public about psychology, the ethical standards required of psychologists, and options for seeking treatment, finding a psychologist, or filing a complaint. A well written and clearly navigable site.
The site provides information for practitioners and the general public. It has a wealth of information concerning mental-health issues, problems, and treatment that is based upon research findings.
The primary organization for researchers and practitioners in the area of stress. Primarily a resource for research and clinician professionals.
Information and Support Sites for Specific Illnesses or Trauma.
Frequently Asked Questions for Parents Dealing with Divorce
These pages, by Terry Hillman and Mitchell Baris from the US Divorcecentral.com website, have much helpful advice for parents who are divorcing. They cover issues including where the children should live, handling discipline with shared custody and how to talk to the children about an impending divorce.
Frequently Asked Questions on Surviving the Emotional Trauma of Divorce
This site by Dr. Mitchell A. Baris provides good basic information concerning the likely consequences of divorce and some suggestions about how to deal with them. It is primarily about the impact on the divorcing individual and does not have information concerning children.
This site has not yet been reviewed.
Founded in 1973, IASP is the world’s largest multidisciplinary organization focused specifically on pain research and treatment. IASP currently has more than 6,500 members from 114 countries and in 74 chapters.
Physicians, dentists, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists, and other clinicians involved with management of pain; scientists involved in the design of improved methods of pain management and the identification of basic mechanisms of pain and analgesia professionals involved in education, training, and publication of new information in the field of pain; lay persons with an interest in the field of pain.
Membership is comprised of approximately 650 members across Canada.
National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
The PTSD Information Center contains in-depth information on PTSD and traumatic stress for a general audience.
It answers commonly asked questions about the effects of trauma, including basic information about PTSD and other common reactions. You can find out about treatment and coping or view videos to learn more.
Dealing With Disaster
This site, maintained by the National Center for PTSD, provides links to a wealth of information concerning the aftermath of disaster.
Veterans Affairs Canada Information on War-Related Stress and PTSD
A detailed and helpful site provided by the government of Canada. Although this is primarily for veterans and their families, the information on PTSD and other trauma-related stress or anxiety is valuable for anyone looking for additional information.
Health Information Sites
Quackwatch Inc. is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies. It provides information about quackery, which is difficult or impossible to get elsewhere.
The Virtual Hospital® and Virtual Children’s Hospital® were among the first sites on the internet.
Since the early 1990s, faculty and staff from the University of Iowa’s Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics have written the health care information on the pages of Virtual Hospital (www.vh.org) and Virtual Children’s Hospital (www.virtualchildrenshospital.org).
Patient information on a variety of topics from both of these websites is now available on the pages of UI Health Care.com via the links on this site. The health content is prepared and reviewed by health professionals, to serve the UI Health Care mission of educating patients and families about their health and informing them about the expert services available at UI Hospitals and Clinics for maintaining their health and well being.