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Five Years Studying Online Therapy
The International Society for Mental Health Online's Clinical Case Study Group has published information about their five years of studying Online Therapy.

Mental Health Search
Search for mental health information all over the net. Free MEDLINE searches of the medical research literature.

Should Psychologists Resign from APA?
The American Psychological Association's Ethics Committee wields much more power than most committees. Psychologists have been sanctioned by this committee when courts and licensing boards quickly dismissed the charges.

Why do Conservatives have more Nightmares?
A 2001 study found some intriguing relationships between political ideology and dreams.

Should Psychologists Prescribe Medications?
The arguments for and against psychologist prescribing privileges.

Is Energy Psychology For Real?
Energy Psychology is a relatively new set of techniques that combine Eastern approaches to the mind and body with Western psychology and psychotherapy ideas. Practitioners of several forms of energy psychotherapy claim that tapping acupuncture points while thinking about an anxiety-producing event can cure anxiety and phobias. Is this possible?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Dually Diagnosed Borderlines
A summary of a study looking at dialectical behavior therapy in drug-dependent women diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.

Virtual Reality Treatment for Phobias and Pain
Virtual reality is emerging as a useful tool for treating phobias, pain, and similar problems.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Cocaine Addiction - Manual
Kathleen M. Carroll, Ph.D. from Yale University produced this comprehensive treatment manual for the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

U.S. Medical Record Rules affect Mental Health
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) required that a uniform set of medical records privacy standards be implemented for the first time in the U.S. Psychotherapy notes are specifically granted a different status than other medical records.

Psychiatry at a Crossroads
Psychiatrists can prescribe, but can they do therapy?

A Community Reinforcement Tx Manual for Cocaine Addiction
Alan J. Budney, Ph.D. & Stephen T. Higgins, Ph.D. of the University of Vermont have written this comprehensive therapy manual.

The Surgeon General's Report 
A landmark document on the state of mental health and mental illness.

What the Hell is Satanic Ritual Abuse?
Some abuse survivors have horrible memories. What do they mean?

Articles, Research, and Resources in Psychology
Ken Pope's site has a very impressive collection of resources for professionals and consumers.

New Mexico Allows Psychologists to Prescribe
New Mexico was the first in the United States to grant prescription privileges to psychologists. Read about this legislation.

A Stricter Standard for Online Counseling
A Counselors organization now requires encryption for Online 'therapy'.

The Wounded Healer
A professional resource which is updated frequently. Described as: "Points of Departure for Psychotherapists and Others On the Healing Journey."

Abreaction - The Baby or the Bathwater
Is it necessary to re-live a trauma in order to heal from it?

Behavior Online
is the best interactive site for mental health professionals on the Internet. This innovative site allows professionals to interact with each other and with some of the top names in the field. See a complete review.

eTherapy Sites work w/in State Lines
Online therapy sites generally offer services throughout the world. Two new sites are hoping to be more successful by limiting contacts to those within a state or province.

Dr. Michael Fenichel's Current Topics in Psychology
is an eclectic mix of links and original material aimed at professionals and consumers.

You Can't do Psychotherapy on the Net, Yet
A longer-than-usual article concerning 'Online Therapy'

is a site for psychology students and professionals which also sponsors a brief and informative weekly newsletter.

Should Psychologists Prescribe?
The pros and cons of training psychologists to prescribe medications.

Psych Web
is one of the best academic psychology resources on the net. Russell Dewey, Ph.D. created this site at Georgia Southern University before many of the bigger commercial sites. It includes browsable web versions of The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud, and Varieties of Religious Experience by William James.

Babies' Emotions
Affect Theory helps us understand babies, and helps us do more effective psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy Finances and Managed Care Strategies
A site which includes some of the best material from these two newsletters. 

Mike Tyson's Assessment
Its release violated his privacy, but the text can teach us a  lot about how people are evaluated.

Adolescents and young adults are cutting themselves.

Depressed Online?
Does the internet really cause loneliness and depression?

Tennessee Botches Mental Health
TennCare replaced Medicaid and left mental health high and dry.

Which Candidate do you Really like?
Can a psychological test really tell someone's "unconscious candidate preference?" Researchers at Yale and the University of Washington think that it can.

Treatment E-Journal is Reborn
The psychiatrists pulled-out of this ground-breaking project, but the psychologists are moving ahead.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Will magnets replace electroconvulsive therapy?

A Set of Standards for Online Counseling
The National Board for Certified Counselors is the first with a set of guidelines

Suicide by Managed Care:
The Cost of Care Versus the Value of Life. A series by Rand Partridge, Ph.D. examines some thorny issues for therapists.

Reliability and Suggestibility of Child Abuse Memories
A look at the literature on hypnosis and memory and the implications for recovered memories.

Corroboration of Child Abuse Memories
A new review of the literature documents how often recovered memories are corroborated.

The International Society for Mental Health Online
A new organization for anyone interested in advancing online mental health issues.

The U.S. Government files Charges Against Therapists
Should all Therapists worry about this?

Prevention and Treatment E-Journal
A peer-reviewed journal that published major empirical research.  This began a joint effort of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association; but the psychiatrists pulled out. It ceased publication in 2003, but back issues are Online.

The Problem(s) with Managed Care
This U.S. healthcare trend has had a tremendous impact on mental health care.

What is Normal Internet Use?
Psychologists studying Internet use disagree on what's normal.

Pros and Cons of Support Groups for Trauma Survivors. Part 1
Real life and Online groups both have advantages and disadvantages.

The Debate over Recovered Memories
A $5.8 million award sparks renewed interest in the discussion of recovered memories and false memories.

Virtual Realty Treatment for Phobias and Pain
The future is almost here, but the bugs are not all worked-out.

Psychology at About.com
A different site looking at Psychology as an academic subject.

Affect Theory embraces EMDR

Risks and Benefits of Clinical Consultations Online
This article by Steven Dubovsky in Psych News International discuses the pros and cons of "online therapy".

BeckNet Professional Counselors Forum
A mailing list for professional counselors led by Edward Beck, Ed.D.

Dr. Bob's Psychopharmacology Tips
is a site developed by Robert Hsiung, M.D. which features questions and answers on psychiatric medications and symptoms. A user-friendly search engine helps you find the information you want.

Internet Mental Health Encyclopedia
is a free encyclopedia of mental health information. Contains information on many disorders and links to various resources. Most disorders include both American and European diagnostic criteria.

Neuropsychology Central
is a beautiful web site which is a comprehensive resource for neuropsychology on the net. A discussion forum allows neuropsychologists to consult with each other, and also allows the public to ask questions.

The New Social Worker
is billed as "the only national magazine devoted especially to social work students and recent graduates." You can subscribe from this site and read some articles from back issues. There is also a chat room and a bulletin board.

StormSite: The Psychology of Virtual Communities
is a site with links to online virtual communities, links to discussion groups discussing these communities, and original articles. Storm King is one of the true experts in this field.

Rescuing Healthcare
Rescue Healthcare Day fights back against managed care 

Silvan S. Tomkins Institute
Dedicated to the enhancement of the understanding of human emotion, the Institute supports research on affect theory, script theory, and the systems of psychotherapy they make possible.

Training Institute for Suicide Assessment
Shawn Christopher Shea, M.D. presents an approach for assessing suicide. 

Avoiding E-mail Privacy Problems in Medical Practice
Should physicians e-mail their patients? The issues discussed are relevent for mental health practice as well.

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