This webpage contains a number of useful links for therapists. It is designed for
my students at Argosy University. Please feel free to check them out. If you find
a bad link in this page, please let me know by sending an email to DrJCrist@aol.com.
Also, if you are interested in a recommended reading list, e-mail me as well. The
site includes grad student info, book catalogs, professional organizations, psych
testing catalogs, self-help catalogs, general clinical information, specific disorders,
and continuing education.
PhD's.org--Science, Math, and Engineering career resources.
Practicing in Rural Underserved Communities. Psychologists and other mental health
professionals can participate in the national Health Service Corps Loan Repayment
and Scholarship program. You can receive financial assistance in exchange for serving
in designated underserved areas. You have to find a program willing to hire you
that is also designated as a health professional shortage area. For more information,
call the Office on Shortage Designation at 800-400-2742 or email email@example.com. You
can also contact the following sites: PCO Information or Mental Health HPSA designations
or the NHSC website.
The Counseling Center Village--Created by college and university counseling centers,
includes practice resources, online psychoeducational pamphlets, sample forms, and
professional development materials.
Couples Therapy--the Gottman Institute has a great deal of information about working
with couples in therapy. His books are excellent as well. Also check out the Couples
Institute.com--they have articles you can download and a free newsletter you can
sign up for. For information on extramarital affairs, check Emily Brown's site
Affairs--Getting the Message.
Dana Foundation. Provides many excellent articles on brain science. They publish
Cerebrum. They also include fun science oriented websites for kids.
EffectiveChildTherapy.com. A site for parents and professionals on various disorders
and treatment strategies. Includes many good handouts.
Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders: Excellent articles containing descriptions of mental
disorders as well as other issues in mental health including medications and alternative
treatments for mental disorders.
Epocrates.com. Download a free listing of all medications onto your PDA. You can
look up each medication, including psychiatric meds and find out dosing, cost, side
effects, contraindications, interactions, and more! Very helpful to use with clients.
Check out Compendica for a PDA version of the DSM-IV! StatCoder has a free Growth
Chart, which is great for assessing children. Includes body mass index calculator.
Family/Domestic Violence. Check out Volcano Press for their excellent selection
of titles for counselors, abusers, and victims. Includes section for children.
Inside the Teenage Brain--a PBS video you can watch online that provides fascinating
information about how the teenage brain works and why teens have such difficulties
with mood, behavior, and following through with tasks.
Join Together--Taking action against substance abuse and gun violence.
Journal of Pyschiatric Practice. An excellent journal with research-based clinical
articles on various disorders and other issues. Subscriptions are expensive ($150)
but well worth it.
K-SADS--The K-SADS-PL is a semi-structured diagnostic interview designed to assess
current and past episodes of psychopathology in children and adolescents according
to DSM-III-R and DSM-IV criteria. Probes and objective criteria are provided to rate
Medline Plus--Information on prescription and over-the-counter medications and drug
interactions. For general clinical information, you can also check out Medscape.
Their search engine is useful for researching updates on particular disorders.
Mental Health Net--Contains various links on mental health issues. You can sign
up for free newsletter which summarizes recent findings. They also provide news
feeds (videos) of mental health information.
Mood Tracker---Patients can use this FREE website to track changes in their moods,
keep track of medicines and any changes, and print out graphs to bring to their doctors!
Great for people with depression or bipolar disorder.
Psychiatry 24x7--Web site which lists current topics and research findings in psychiatry
and mental health. Can sign up for free newsletter.
Psych Guides.com. The Expert Consensus Guidelines present practical clinical recommendations
based on a wide survey of expert opinion. The guidelines are user-friendly and relevant
to your everyday clinical work. Includes Bipolar Disorder, OCD, ADHD, Mental retardation,
and more. Patient guides are also available.
Psychotherapy Networker. Excellent magazine/journal written in a clear format about
therapist's experiences treating different types of cases. If there's one journal
you should subscribe to for practical information, this is it!
Suicidal Patients--Magellan's Guidelines for how to manage suicidal patients.
Suicide Assessment.Com--Contains a number of links, articles, and suggestions on
dealing with suicidal patients. The Useful Links section is the most helpful part
of this site.
Virginia Child Protection Newsletter--Sign up for FREE newsletter which focuses on
child welfare issues. This is a valuable resource if you are working with children
in foster care. Back issues are also available on the website.
Virginia Commission on Youth--Research-based information on treatment practices that
are effective for children with various mental health disorders.
APA Practice Parameters --information for treating a wide variety of disorders, including
Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse, Panic Disorder,
and Schizophrenia. While geared toward psychiatrists, they can be useful for therapists
This section contains information about catalogs which contain psychological testing
information. They also contain information about ordering checklists and questionnaires
such as the Beck Depression Inventory, problem checklists, etc. as well as books
on clinical topics. For a site that lists numerous catalogs, click here.
HomesteadSchools.com. Offers home study continuing education on a wide variety of
topics. Prices range from $40 to $80. They have separate sections for psychologists,
social workers, and counselors.
Medscape--Offers FREE updates in psychiatry and mental health. You can sign up for
their email service. They will send articles which you can download and read. If
you take the post-test, they will send you a continuing education certificate. You
can also search for information on this website.
MentorCoach--Complimenting your clinical practice with Professional and Life Coaching.