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A Beginner's Guide to Abnormal Psychology
Site provides concise summaries of anxiety, mood, personality, sexual, delusional, substance use, somatoform, and dissociative disorders.
Behavior Online
Conversations with and discussions about notable psychotherapists.
Brain Disorders Network
Site from the National Foundation for Brain Research includes a helpful page on Brain Disorders and RX Info.
Canadian Traumatic Stress Network
Provides information and links to resources in managing excessive stress.
Civilization and Insanity
This article discusses how people believed that mental illness increased in frequency based on how primitive an ethnic group's brain was and by how civilized they were.
One of several emerging on-line self-help services.
Health Psychology Library
Site provides links to a number of web sites concerning health psychology.
History of Chlorpromazine
Site briefly describes the discovery of this antipsychotic drug and how it came to be an accepted form of treatment for mental disorders.
Mental Health InfoSource
Provides a range of resources, including descriptions of many psychological disorders.
Nonverbal Learning Disorders on the Web
Site provides information and resources about nonverbal learning disorders.
Psychometric Assessment
This site provides a brief description of ability, aptitude, and personality testing. It also discusses how tests are constructed.
SALMON Study and Learning Materials On-Line for Physiological Psychology
Site provides information about neurotransmission, depression, hormones and stress, sexual behaviour, sex differentiation, ethology, aggression, learned helplessness, drug tolerance, and drug addiction.
The Caregiver's Handbook
This handbook discusses caring for elders, provides ideas that caregivers can use to look after themselves, and discusses the emotional and intellectual well-being of the elderly.


Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA)
Provides information relevant to minimizing the harm that may result from the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Dual Diagnosis Website
Site is concerned with psychological disorders accompanied by substance abuse disorders.
Quit Smoking Support
Excellent quitting smoking support and advice to help you to quit smoking.


Adlerian Society of Wales
Presents information about Adler and Adlerian counselling.
Beginning Therapy With Clients: A Primer
A number of suggestions for counselors who are meeting a client for the first interview are provided in this article.
This article describes bibliotherapy, discusses whether it is effective, and summarizes how and by whom it should be used.
Bowen Center for the Study of the Family
The home page for the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family includes descriptions and illustrations of the major tenets of Bowen family systems theory.
Career Development and Gender, Race, and Class
Problems with trait and factor theories, lifespan theories, and social cognitive theories of career development are presented in this article. A discussion about career maturity and salience is also included.
Career Development for Meaningful Life Work
This article discusses the work-meaning connection, job satisfaction, career happiness, and developments in career development theory.
Research Methods Knowledge Base
This comprehensive web-based textbook discusses sampling, measurement, research design, data analysis, validity, reliability, and ethics, as well has how to develop a research question and write a research paper.
This article about T-groups or training groups presents the objectives of T-groups, a description of the method of T-groups, and possible problems stemming from T-groups.

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorder Site
Information about the diagnosis and treatment of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

Mood Disorders

All About Depression
Site provides information about depression, its causes, diagnosis, treatment, medication, special topics, and resources.
Pendulum Resources: Bipolar Disorders Portal
Site provides information about bipolar disorder and major depression such as diagnostic criteria, treatments, and links to other related articles and websites.

Panic and Anxiety Disorders

OCD Center of Los Angeles
Site provides a brief description of obsessive compulsive disorders and descriptions of OCD spectrum disorders such as body dysmorphic disorders, hypochondriasis, phobias, social anxiety, and panic disorders. A suggested reading list and links to a number of related sites are also included.

Personality Disorders

Borderline Personality Disorder Articles
Site provides a list of articles concerning borderline personality disorder.
Borderline Personality Disorder Central
Site provides a description of the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of people who have Borderline Personality Disorder.

Psychological Disorders

Self-Injury: A Struggle
Site tells the story of one girl's struggle with self-mutilation. It also has articles and links to other sites concerning self-injury.


Etiology of Schizophrenia
Site lets you manipulate the variables of this experiment to test the etiology of schizophrenia.
Eugen Bleuler
Site provides a brief biography of Eugen Bleuler. He was the first to use the term "schizophrenia."
Site provides a vast amount of information regarding schizophrenia. It includes information about the causes of schizophrenia, its symptoms, how it can be treated, resources for coping, and personal accounts of the illness.
Article provides a concise summary of the types, symptoms, and classes of schizophrenia.
The Experience of Schizophrenia
Site provides Ian Chovil's first hand experience of what life is like when you have schizophrenia. Charts, links, and information about schizophrenia can also be found on this website.

Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders

The Problem of Somatization
Article discusses how the conditions of our society might foster somatization to occur.

Stress and Adjustment Disorders

Child Trauma Academy
Site provides a number of articles concerning many issues related to child abuse.
Trauma Info Pages
Information about the management of traumatic stress.


Applied and Interactive Theater Guide
Contains information and links concerning drama therapy.
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Includes information about journals, special interest groups, and ABCT membership.
CounselorLink Home Page
Main purpose is to educate the general public about counselling, psychotherapy, and mediation; has links to other counselling sites.
Talk to Eliza and get a demonstration of artificial intelligence and nondirective psychotherapy.
Family Therapy
Article discusses family therapy, marriage, divorce, anger, domestic violence, child abuse, communication, and death and dying.
Gestalt Therapy Theory: An Overview
Site provides information about Gestalt therapy including its philosophical roots, its view of human nature, the basic principles of Gestalt therapy, and the methods of therapy.
Music Therapy: The Power of Music
Examines the power of using popular music in therapy. Also provides links to web-based and print-based resources pertaining to music therapy and related mental health topics.
Personal Counseling in Secondary School Education
Article discusses how to counsel adolescents.
Philosophy of Psychiatry Bibliography
Extensive book list on psychotherapeutic topics is linked to, an online bookstore, to facilitate access to the recommendations.
Site provides information about many aspects of psychotherapy including what goes on in a psychotherapy session, what the different types of psychotherapy are, a brief description of personality, and when its time to stop going to psychotherapy.
Self Psychology Page
Site provides links, papers, and reprints about contemporary psychoanalysis.
Systematic Desensitization
Site provides a guide to self-administer systematic desensitization.
The Gestalt Therapy Page
Links to a variety of resources in Gestalt therapy; jointly sponsored by the Gestalt Journal and the International Gestalt Therapy Association.

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