Resources

Family Psychology Associates Mental Health Resources

We believe that educated consumers are the most satisfied clients. In our work with clients, we regularly recommend reading to supplement the work done in session. We welcome questions that you may have about the therapeutic process because this ensures that we have clear goals and expectations. Feel free to also let us know what sites you think other clients might enjoy so that together we can continuously improve our service to our clients.

Useful Links and Mental Health Resources

Anxiety

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Information on the most common mental health condition in America. Look under the Resources tab for self-tests on a variety of conditions such as Social Anxiety Disorder, OCD, and Panic Disorder.

Depression

Depression.org
Explore information about depression, treatment options and resources to assist individuals in overcoming such concerns. Information about how to help a loved one struggling with depression is also provided.

Suicide

Suicide Awareness: Voices of Education
Learn about suicide prevention, treatment and how to obtain support. Information includes warning signs, how to access crisis services, coping with loss following a suicide and ways to get involved with the organization to help others.

American Association of Suicidology
The American Association of Suicidology’s website provides a wealth of information regarding prevention, help lines and support groups.

Applied Behavioral Analysis

Association for Behavior Analysis International
Although this site is for practitioners, it does have a page that describes Behavior Analysis, with frequently asked questions about how to apply behavior change principles, especially with children with developmental disorders.

Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder

ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association)
A joint project of CHADD and the Centers for Disease Control, this organization is the portal for scientifically based research on AD/HD.

CHADD
(Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
Information about Attention/Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and how it affects children and adults. See the Understanding ADD tab at the top of the homepage.

National Resource Center on AD/HD
A joint project of CHADD and the Centers for Disease Control, this organization is the portal for scientifically based research on AD/HD.

Autism

Autism Society of America
The Autism Society of America is part of an international support network that serves individuals on the autism spectrum, their family members, and the professionals who serve them.

Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is an advocacy group that promotes expanded services to autistic children and their families, as well as advancing research in the field of autism.

Center for Autism and Related Disorders
The CARD Center at the University of South Florida provides training and consultation on autism for families, educators and professionals throughout West Central Florida.

Autism Research Institute
Founded over 40 years ago, this site offers research that explores the possible link between environmental triggers and the alarming increase in the prevalence of autism. There are many FAQs, as well as editorials and links to providers who follow the Defeat Autism Now method of treatment.

National Autism Association
As a member of the Autism Collaboration, this site provides information on nutritional approaches to the treatment of autism. Also included is information about their autism safety initiative called Found.

College and Career Guidance

Collegecareerlifeplanning.com
This website provides on-line resources for high school and college students who want to know where they are going as young adults.

Occupational Outlook Quarterly
Young adults or individuals who are seeking a change in their career path, will find the projections from the Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook to help individuals find their path in life.

Self-Directed Search
This resource is an interactive assessment tool for students, professionals, and veterans seeking college majors, leisure activities, or career guidance.

Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Association
Homepage of the Learning Disabilities Association of America. There are pages for parents and teachers, as well as for adults with learning disabilities.

National Center for Learning Disabilities
This site includes excellent content on the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, both of which govern accommodations that are appropriate in educational and work settings. A variety of downloadable checklists that can be useful in identifying learning disabilities and organizing relevant documents for use in school meetings are found here. Also included is information on assistive technology.

LD Online
Learning Disabilities and AD/HD are featured on this site. Information on how inclusion is affecting special education services is provided. There are many topics featured, including multimedia resources.

Resource for Children, Adolescents, and Their Families

Effective Child Therapy
This comprehensive website provides mental health information regarding symptoms and disorders that present in children and adolescents. It also provides information regarding evidence-based treatments for these concerns. Evidence-based treatments are treatments that have scientific evidence demonstrating their effectiveness.

The California Evidence Based Clearing House for Child Welfare
It also provide good parenting tips and child management strategies and opportunity for parents also to pursue various forms of training to manage difficult to manage children and to address their own issues as well.

Sleep

Healthy Sleep
Learn about helpful science based facts on the importance of sleep for better mental and physical health. This site also provides effective strategies for improving your overall sleep quality.

National Sleep Foundation
This site provides helpful articles that focus on sleep disorders, topics and suggestions to get a better night’s sleep for men, women, children and teens.

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association
NEDA’s website offers accurate information about eating disorders, treatment, and support-recovery resources to individuals who have eating disorders or who have recovered such issues.  Information for family and friends of individuals who have eating disorders is also provided.

Marriage and Family

Gottman Institute
This site provides information to adults who wish to improve their marriage or their parent-child relationships.

Imago Relationships
Based upon the popular books of Dr. Harville Hendrix, this site helps couples learn to use Imago Dialogs to reconnect. The work of Dr. Hendrix includes psychological and neurological principles to explain why the source of frustrations within a couple’s relationship is often the product of the very characteristics that attracted them to each other.

Psychology

APA Help Center
The American Psychological Association provides research-based information on the connection between healthy bodies and healthy minds, resilience in a time of war, psychologically healthy workplaces, and parenting. Information is often updated.

Mental Health Florida
This site is the Public and Professional Information Page sponsored by the Florida Psychological Association. Features include Psychology in the News, articles on a variety of topics and information on mental health parity.

National Institute of Mental Health
This comprehensive site that features the latest research funded by the federal government is dedicated to transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illness through research. Stories illustrate the expanding insights into the relationship between brain development and mental health. You will find statistics on many conditions, mental health topics and clinical trials.

Psychology in the News
Psycport.com is APA’s official website of current new articles regarding psychology. This is an excellent resource for keeping up with the latest in psychological news.

Seniors

Area Agency on Aging
As a designated Aging and Disability Resource Center, this organization has served seniors and their families in Pinellas and Pasco counties since 1974. Their mission is to help older adults remain in their own homes.

Grief and Loss

GriefNet
This organization is an Internet community of individuals dealing with grief, death, and major loss.

Kids Said
Kids Said is a safe place for kids to help each other deal with grief and loss.

Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome Association of America
Home page of the Tourette Syndrome Association of America, including a list of publications and videos. There are also pages for individuals with TS, as well as information on research and treatment.

Tourette Syndrome “Plus”
Because Tourette Syndrome has many other conditions which may coexist with motor and vocal tics, this site provides a review of all the other conditions which should be included in a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan for TS.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Guide
Cerebral Palsy Guides (CPG) provides families with information they need to understand the causes, symptoms, and treatments of cerebral palsy. CPG also informs families of support groups that are available nationwide.

Trauma

EMDR International
Practitioners who employ Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing techniques may be certified by this organization. EMDR is used for the treatment of trauma in children and adults, especially those with post-traumatic stress disorder.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network
With a focus on the effects of traumatic stress on children, this organization strives to improve access and standards of care for children who have been exposed to violence, terrorism and natural disasters.

Sport Psychology/Performance Enhancement

Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology
Sport psychology services can be used to improve performance, to overcome the pressures of competition, and provide psychological assistance with injury rehabilitation. Information included pertains to the role of psychological factors in sport, exercise, and physical activity to individuals, groups, and organizations.

These websites are intended for informational purposes only. They should not be used as a substitute for treatment. Consult a licensed mental health professional for further treatment or call 911 if you are in need of immediate assistance. The information is reflective of the opinions of the authors alone and not those of Family Psychology Associates staff.