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                                Web Resources about Psychotherapy

For Those in Urgent Need

A worldwide list of Suicide Helplines.

Contact information for all hospital emergency rooms in central North Carolina.

A national hotline and resource center for domestic violence. A local center for information and resources about domestic violence in Orange County, NC.   A good website for Getting Help with Domestic Abuse.

A list of resources in North Carolina for treatment of alcohol and drug abuse.

General Information about Psychotherapy

SelfGrowth.com is an inclusive guide to information about Self Improvement, Personal Growth and Self Help on the Internet. It is designed to be an organized directory, with articles and references to thousands of other Web Sites on the World Wide Web.

For a non-profit potpourri of general information and educational materials about psychotherapy, go to PsychotherapyNet

Mentalhealth.about is a compendium of sources of information about psychotherapy and related topics.

For relevant popular articles as well as a find-a-therapist service, see Psychology Today online. 

Marriage Advice is an excellent site for expert advice and information relevant to concerns about marital relationships.

Some incisive ideas about the current status of psychotherapy can be found in the essay A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Measure, by the british psychoanalyst and essayist Adam Phillips. As published in the New York Times.

A refreshing perspective on mental health, the brain and creativity, is offered by Brainwaving.com. A nice focus on human potentials and a healthy perspective on brain-altering medications is featured.

I'm sometimes asked for advice about good self-help books, but this is something I don't keep up with and can't say a lot about. One blog that does keep up with it in a pretty discerning way, and does offer advice, is offered by
Elizabeth Buckley, PhD.

Professional Associations Devoted to Psychotherapy from Different Perspectives (all have relevant information).

The Division of Psychotherapy of the American Psychological Association.

The American Group Psychotherapy Association.

The American Psychoanalytic Association

The American Academy of Clinical Psychology (the organization of board-certified clinical psychologists: ABPP). 

International Society for Existential Psychology and Psychiatry.

The National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists.

An organization devoted to Focusing, a key ingredient in effective psychotherapy.

Association for Humanistic Psychology

Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming) Institute.

Professional Journals (scientific and scholarly articles about psychotherapy)

For articles about psychotherapy from a psychological perspective, see Psychotherapy Theory, Research, Practice and Training (publication of the Division for Psychotherapy of the American Psychological Association. 

For eclectic articles about psychotherapy see  American Journal of Psychotherapy.  Publication of the Association for the Advancement of Psychotherapy.

An international journal of general interest for psychotherapists. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. 


Board certified psychologists, ABPP

Dr. David Crenshaw is an expert in the treatment of children in Rhinebeck, NY.

Dr. William Koch is a highly sought-after forensic psychologist in Vancouver, BC.


Resources for Psychotherapeutic Services in North Carolina

The Center for Creative Balance is a husband-wife team who offer a range of services including sensitive and very knowledgable use of medications, individual psychotherapy, and family and marital therapy, with an emphasis on Imago skills.

Dr. Judith Barnett is a nationally-known expert in couple therapy specializing in communication, creating more fulfilling relationships, and dealing with the consequences of infidelity

A therapist in the Raleigh area, Paige Tharrington has special experience with young adults, disabled persons, and survivors of abuse.