Many of you may know someone who has experienced a traumatic event, or perhaps are yourselves victims of trauma or a disaster.
The support links on this page are primarily for those seeking information about types of trauma, trauma responses, ways of coping with stress, treatment approaches, and related mental health issues. More research-related trauma links are listed elsewhere on this site. Since this can be a tricky distinction, please explore those other pages as well.
Emotional and Psychological Trauma Nice explanation of the causes, symptoms, effects, & treatments of psychological or emotional trauma -- broader than PTSD.
Information on the Threat Response Detailed and well-done article on responses to threat, by Eric Wolterstorff.
APA Topics: Trauma American Psychological Association webpage offers information on emotional trauma.
Facts for Health: PTSD "The intensity of experiencing a life-threatening trauma can take time to subside. For some, it simply never does..."
Types of Trauma
Sexual Assault & Rape
Childhood Trauma Remembered A PDF document summarizes current scientific knowledge about childhood sexual abuse and memories of childhood abuse, by ISTSS.
Rape Trauma Syndrome Brief article by Amy Menna on rape trauma describes the symptoms and negative beliefs that may follow sexual assault.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests SNAP is a self-help organization of men and women sexually abused by spiritual elders; provides support to all victims of clergy abuse.
Generation Five Generation Five's mission is ending child sexual abuse within five generations.
Sex Abuse of Males: Prevalence, Lasting Effects, and Resources Extended excerpts from a masters thesis on sexual abuse in males, written by Jim Hopper at U. Massachusetts at Boston.
American Boychoir: Survivors of Sexual Abuse This site hopes to be of help to alumni and others who struggle with the consequences of having been sexually abused.
NOMSV: Male Survivor Site focused on overcoming sexual victimization of boys and men: lots of information here.
Sexual Healing from Sexual Abuse: Advice for Adult Survivors Article by Wendy Maltz describes how to begin sexual healing following sexual abuse.
Sasian Sasian focuses on sibling abuse, including sibling sexual abuse; extensive useful information at this organization's website.
Sexual Health Network Website dedicated to providing easy access to sexuality resources, and access to sexuality experts.
Self Defense Tips & Tricks for Women This site offers information for women about being aware and prepared for violence or assault.
Dancing in the Darkness An informative web resource for sexual abuse survivors; includes much useful information and a support chat room.
Recovering from Rape Brief article by Clare Holzman discusses medical attention, reporting a rape, and finding safety and support.
What's Your Fear? - For Abuse Survivors and Their Dentists Practical article on dental fears common among survivors of childhood abuse, with good suggestions for dentists and their patients.
Dental Tips for Survivors Kat Hayes' brief guide lists strategies that both survivors and dentists can do to help make dentist visits less stressful.
Moving Forward: Trauma and Loss Resources Moving Forward's excellent site notes the connection between loss and trauma, emphasizes child abuse issues.
SurvivorShip Home Page An international forum on survival of sadistic sexual abuse, ritualistic abuse, mind control & torture.
Articles: Sexual Abuse, Lesbians, Relationships, Gay Survivors, etc. Kali Munro's collection of online self-help articles concern sexual abuse, emotions, lesbian & gay relationships, etc.
Sexual Abuse Treatment: Referral, Resource, and Research Matthew Rosenberg's site focuses on prevention, treatment and education re: sexual offending.
Women Veterans: Sexual Harrassment and Assault Captain Barb's page on PTSD among women who experienced sexual trauma while in the military, and what to do.
Witness Justice Witness Justice is a national nonprofit organization committed to directly serving survivors of violent crime in the U.S.
Victims of Crime: Justice Information Center Information and many useful links from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.
Office for Victims of Crime US Dept. of Justice site, focused on crime victims; includes information, training, funding, etc.
National Organization for Victim Assistance Home page for NOVA, an organization working on behalf of victims of crime and disaster.
Victim Assistance Online A very comprehensive online resource for victim survivors of crime or tragedy; searchable site.
Gavin de Becker, Inc. Gavin de Becker, author of "The Gift of Fear", has a webpage describing threat assessment.
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence The CSPV, at UC-Boulder, assists those committed to understanding and preventing violence.
National Crime Prevention Council: Online Resource Center NCPC site includes useful information about crime prevention, community building, and planning.
National Crime Victim Research & Treatment Center Homepage of a center in South Carolina that focuses on PTSD issues in victims of crime.
About Medications for Combat PTSD Detailed pamphlet, by Jonathan Shay, describes medications useful (or contraindicated) for those suffering combat PTSD.
Disabled American Veterans DAV is the official voice of America's service-connected disabled veterans.
Vietnam Veterans Home Page Extensive site by and for Vietnam veterans. Remembrance section has wonderful, heartfelt writings about the war.
VVA's GUIDE on PTSD Vietnam Vetrans of America's guide to obtaining benefits for exposure to traumatic events in combat leading to PTSD.
RE: Vietnam -- Stories Since the War This PBS site lets you read, search, and contribute your own stories about the Vietnam War.
Military Veterans PTSD Reference Manual Website describes a 200+ page book for veterans with disability; available from the author.
Veterans News and Information Service The VNIS web site contains news, support, chat, links, politics, and other information useful to veterans.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors TAPS offers services to any who have lost a loved one on active duty, via a peer support netowrk.
Natal: Support Center for Victims of National Psychotrauma An Israeli crisis and support center for victims of national (combat) trauma.
PTSD: A Selected Bibliography Website lists books and articles relevant to combat PTSD, as well as several web links.
PTSD in Police, Fire & EMS Workers
First Response to Victims of Crime A handbook for law enforcement officers on how to approach and help crime victims.
Police Stressline Articles about Police Stress, and stress in law enforcement professions.
Police Occupational Trauma John Violanti's article describes consequences of trauma exposure in the police occupation.
Peer Support Training Institute PSTI's specialized peer support training aims to reduce stress in police officers and others, in NYC.
Health, Performance and Resilience HeartMath report finds stress management reduces damaging stress responses in police (requires PDF format).
Book: I Love a Cop Book by psychologist Ellen Kirschman: what police families need to know to cope with stress -- includes a sample chapter.
Police Officer's Internet Directory A large law enforcement site with links to many sites with information on police interests.
Police Suicide: understanding grief and loss Article by Beverly Anderson describes reactions after police suicide, support, and early warning signs.
PTSD & Suicide in the EMS Nice homepage lays out signs of PTSD (and suicidal thinking) as seen among EMS workers, and what can be done.
Holocaust & Torture
AMCHA: Israeli Centers for Holocaust Survivors This "Virtual Jerusalem" site offers support for Holocaust survivors and their families.
A Cybrary of the Holocaust Site focuses on research and discussion forums, aiming to educate and preserve memories.
Center for Victims of Torture CVT works locally, nationally, and internationally to heal the wounds of torture, and to stop torture worldwide.
Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation CSVR is a South African organization dedicated to peaceful transformation; many articles here. [Broken link?]
International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims The IRCT, in Denmark, promotes treatment of torture victims and contributes to torture prevention.
Innovations and Networking in Trauma Treatment German Red Cross and EU website describes integrating other professional disciplines with psychotherapy for torture victims.
Survivors International SI offers psychological and medical treatment to refugees and torture survivors; this informative site has
articles and a detailed community manual.
Rape as a Method of Torture Online book (2004) describes psychological consequences and treatment of rape in torture survivors; includes legal analysis.
Torture and War Trauma Survivors in Primary Care Practice Article, written for physicians, concerns interviewing torture victims about their experiences.
Healing Cultural Trauma Site of a project for community revitalization & healing of cultural trauma in indigenous peoples.
Canadian Centre For Victims of Torture This web site describes the CCVT, and also provides information about torture and its after-effects.
Individual Approaches: Outpatient
FHE -- Peter Levine's Foundation for Human Enrichment Several articles describe Dr. Levine's Somatic Experiencing approach to healing shock trauma.
Hakomi Somatics Institute Extended from Ron Kurtz' Hakomi Method, Pat Ogden's Sensorimotor Psychotherapy works to heal the effects of trauma and developmental wounds.
Babette Rothschild, MSW Babette Rothschild's home page includes information about her Somatic Trauma Therapy.
Arizona Center for Social Trauma Anngwyn St. Just's website describes her approach to healing trauma and the human condition; now in Arizona.
EMDR Institute Home Page Lists of publications, applications, and training information concerning Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
EMDR - Europe Association The EMDR Europe Association is the coordinating body for 14 national european EMDR professional organizations.
EMDR-Institut: Deutschland Dr. Arne Hofmann's German language website for the German EMDR Institute; includes links and articles.
EMDR Portal Tom Cloyd's gateway to information, resources, links, and tools for therapists using EMDR in therapy.
Trauma Recovery Institute Louis Tinnin, MD, directs an outpatient program in West Virginia treating trauma symptoms.
Traumatic Incident Reduction Peter Shefler's website describes TIR and links to articles and workshops about this approach.
The TARA Approach Site describes Stephanie Mines' holistic system for awakening from shock and trauma.
Trauma Neutralisation Therapy Site describes Gordon Kenny's approach to change reactions to a traumatic experience.
Inpatient Treatment: Hospitalization
JCAHO: Directory of Accredited Organizations Check acceditation history & status of healthcare organizations by name or zip using this online database.
Austin Riggs Center Austen Riggs mission is to improve the lives of emotionally troubled patients by providing quality & cost-effective treatment.
Menninger Clinic & Hospital Jon Allen's Trauma Recovery Program is (or was) housed at the Meninger Clinic, in Kansas.
The Ross Institute Colin Ross' institute provides treatment services related to psychological trauma for hospitals in California, Michigan & Texas.
Sierra Tucson Sierra Tucson is a national treatment center dedicated to the treatment of addictions and behavioral disorders.
The Center at PIW The Center (in Washington DC) offers short-term treatment for adults with acute posttraumatic or dissociative symptoms.
Sheppard-Pratt Shepard-Pratt hospital (in Baltimore MD) offers inpatient treatment for trauma and dissociative disorders.
The Retreat at Sheppart-Pratt The Retreat is a self-funded psychiatric setting operated by Sheppard Pratt, in the Baltimore suburbs.
Masters & Johnson's Trauma Stabilization The Trauma Stabilization Program at River Oaks Hospital focuses on the stabilization and reduction of destructive behaviors.
McLean Hospital McLean Hospital, affiliated with Harvard University, offers a Dissociative Disorders & Trauma Program.
Two Rivers Psychiatric Hospital In Kansas City, MS; this Masters and Johnson trauma program also treats addiction issues.
The Insititute for Staged Recovery Website describes Authentic Process Therapy, a community-based group treatment approach.
Women's Institute for Incorporation Therapy Florida inpatient treatment center for women experiencing acute symptoms associated with trauma.
Bert Hellinger Bert Hellinger, founder of the Systemic Phenomenological movement, works primarily with family constellations.
The Stark Institute Heinz Stark's Systemic Constellation Work is used with family and other systems in the Hellinger tradition.
Internal Family Systems Model Center for Self Leadership site offers trainings in Richard Schwartz' IFS approach to fostering inner communication.
Systems-Centered Training Yvonne Agazarian's SCT reduces defensive patterns that block patients' driving forces toward healthy change.
Risking Connection Providing mental health treaters with a method for working with trauma survivors; empowering treaters as well as survivors.
Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor A body-centered system of psychotherapy or emotional re-education in groups, from New Hampshire.
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing: CISD
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Home Page of Jeff Mitchell's ICISF includes
signs of critical stress, articles, and things to try.
Information on Critical Incident Stress Short articles describe aspects of critical incident stress and group debriefings, emphasizing search and rescue applications.
CISD Reference List, compiled by Dr. Atle Dyregrov [Last revised: April, 2006] An updated listing of published research on critical incident stress, psychological debriefings, and related group work.
A Critical View on Debriefing, by Richard Gist, PhD Richard Gist summarizes concerns surrounding critical incident debriefing, including references to additional literature.
Healing and Thriving After Trauma Anne Dietrich's wonderful site covers choosing a trauma therapist, practice & ethical guidelines, & supportive resources.
Trauma Dynamics Institute TDI, in Boulder, is a non-profit organization teaching psycho-physical skills necessary to relieve threat-related symptoms.
Wounded Healer Journal An uplifting support community for people who have experienced trauma or abuse...
PTSD Support Services This site covers recognition, religious/spiritual alienation, isolation, anger, depression & living with someone with PTSD.
Coping with Causing a Serious Accident This website offers support: "We honor those we accidentally killed or injured by becoming better people in their memory."
Burn Survivors Throughout the World BSTTW supports Burn Survivors, family, friends, people that work with or want to learn about Burn Survivors.
Sexual Exploitation of clients by professionals Advocate Web offers educational resources for victims / survivors to help overcome such sexual exploitation.
Patience Press Patience Mason's newsletter articles provide a healing perspective for survivors, families, friends, and therapists.
Trauma Anonymous / PTSD Page A Canadian site, offering a trauma support group newletter, information, and links for PTSD sufferers.
Psychological Self-Help Full text of a 15 chapter book by Clayton Tucker-Ladd; includes chapter on stress and anxiety.
Self-Help Starts Here Another free e-book: Hans Glint's life planning workbook offers an objective look at your life, ideas & possibilities.
Focusing on the Emotions of Daily Life An online self-help guide book, by Ilan Shalif, PhD, encourages focused attention on emotions.
Self Help & Psychology Magazine: Articles Wide ranging collection of online articles on mental health topics.
Bastard Nation Website and organization involved in adoptee rights and the consequences of late discovery adoption.
RAINN: Rape, Abuse, Incest National Netowork A national hotline and rape crisis center referral service for victims of sexual assault.
Crisis Counseling Information for parents about crisis intervention, residential treatment, and other programs.
Survivors Art Foundation A nonprofit oganization to promote healing and well-being of trauma survivors trhough the arts.
Therapeutic Aspects of Human-Companion Animal Interaction Well-referenced 1999 article by Sandra Barker, Ph.D. on the benefits of pet ownership and animal-assisted therapy.
Therapy Dogs & Animal Assisted Therapy Collection of links to sites focused on pet facillitated therapy, recreational pet visits, animal assisted activities, etc.
Animal Assisted Crisis Response Association AACRA is a non-profit organization, maintaining a registry of therapy dog/handler teams available for crisis response.
The ChildTrauma Academy Programs Bruce Perry's site is dedicated to clinical, research and legal approaches to solving problems of childhood trauma.
EMDR International Association There is information here about training in EMDR, non-profit legal issues, and the benefits of EMDRIA membership.
Instititute for Research in Metapsychology Home Page This web site contains information about the Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) educational approach to trauma work.
Anesthesia Awareness Campaign This organization's mission is to prevent patients from experiencing intra-operative awareness (awake during surgery) and its consequences.
Gift from Within The web page of a national charity for survivors of trauma and victimization; includes several articles by Frank Ochberg.
Maytal Israel Institute for Treatment and Study of Stress; presents information in English and Hebrew.
Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma Another Israeli psychological trauma center, offering support and treatment following a variety of traumas.
Community Connections Community Connnections, a non-profit in Washington DC, offers clinical programs, residential & supportive services.
Trauma Recovery Institute Dr. Tinnin's institute offers care for traumatized persons, and training for trauma therapists.
Sidran Foundation Sidran's resources page lists several detailed brochures, available books, and links to other trauma resources.
Psychological Research on the Net This APS site maintains a listing of a wide range of online psychological studies; only some of these are clinical research.
Clinical Trials in PTSD This site describes the selection criteria of current research projects seeking patients with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
Childhood Sexual Abuse by Clergy & Non-Clergy Perpetrators Internet-based questionnaire comparing the effects of childhood sexual abuse by clergy and non-clergy.
Effect of Intercessory Prayer on Counseling Outcome Grad student seeks participation by secular adult outpatient mental health providers across the US; time commitment roughly 90 min.
Disturbing events, Behavior, and Substance Abuse in Adults University of Leicester study involves questionnaires taking 15-30 minutes.
Web Experiments at UCLA Faculty and graduate students at UCLA frequently conduct surveys and experiments via the World Wide Web.
Recovered Memory Project Ross Cheit's archive at Brown University seeks additional verified cases of traumatic amnesia.
VA Cooperative Study #420 A national clinical trial for group treatment of PTSD, conducted at the National PTSD Center -- for male Vietnam veterans.
Overcoming Pain Mark Grant's Australian site offers advice & help about pain managment for clinicians and patients.
Burn Survivors throughout the World BSTTW offers membership, peer support, education, advocacy, & referrals, etc. for burn survivors in many countries.
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers ATSA is focused on prevention of sexual abuse through effective management of sex offenders.
Marital Relationship & Couples Issues
The Gottman Institute John Gottman's website lists marital workshops for clinicians and for couples, educational products, etc.
Marriage & Family Health Center David Schnarch's website offers information about workshops, lectures, books and articles.
The PAIR Project PAIR Project, a long-term study of courtship and marriage that began in 1981, found that elements leading to divorce reveal themselves during courtship...
The Marriage Toolbox This website introduces a magazine covering the spectrum of issues facing marriage today.
Marriage Builders Web site offers an introduction to Willard Harley's approach to marital therapy.
Domestic Violence & Physical Abuse
Understanding the Victims of Spousal Abuse Article by Frank Ochberg MD, discusses why it happens, why they stay, the Stockholm Syndrome, and counseling.
Domestic Violence: an overview Online article defines domestic violence, gives statistics on its prevalence, and describes its consequences; with references.
Dealing with Domestic Abuse: Lessons from Kathy Dr. Angelea Panos' article describes a domestic violence case, several coping strategies, and an outline for a safety plan.
Toolkit To End Violence Against Women Each of 16 "chapters" focuses on a particular audience or environment; includes recommendations and advocacy for victims.
National Clearinghouse on Family Violence: Child Sexual Abuse Over two dozen brochures in HTML or PDF format on child sexual abuse, sexual offenders, sexual abuse counseling, etc.
Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse MINCAVA's searchable site offers extensive links to resources relating to abuse and violence.
Men Web: Men's Voices Magazine This WWW resource for men focuses on poorly known material, including anger, grief, depression, betrayal & battered men.
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information The federal NCCANI site includes material (in HTML & PDF formats) on Child Abuse and Neglect.
Sleep Disorders Information National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute's site offers information on various sleep difficulties for patients and the public.
National Sleep Foundation Web page of a foundation promoting publications, education and research on sleep disorders and sleep medicine.
Sleep Medicine Home Page A page of information pertaining to sleep difficulties and disorders, with links to other sites.
Sleeping Like a Baby Avi Sadeh's excellent website covers pediatric sleep disorders, includes information about infant sleep.
Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams Full text of Brill's translation of Sigmund Freud's (1911) The Interpretation of Dreams (3rd Ed.), at PsychWeb.
Stephen LaBerge's Lucid Dreaming Institute Lots of information about lucid dreaming here, including how to remember and actively guide your dreams.
Working (and playing) with Dreams John Suler's guide to exploring the layers of meaning in your dreams, with links to related sites.
The Quantitative Study of Dreams Web site contains everything needed to conduct scientific studies of dream meaning using content analysis.
Association for the Study of Dreams Website for association focused on building awareness & research into dreams and their significance.
Patricia Garfield, PhD You can contribute to the "Universal Dreams" project at this site, by an authority on dreaming.
Growth House, Inc. Growth House, in San Francisco, is a facility for those working with grief and bereavement issues -- many good links here.
Journey of Hearts: A Healing Place in CyberSpace Dr. Kirsti Dyer's bereavement site mixes many supportive resources with poetry, music, and images.
GriefNet Griefnet can connect you with a variety of resources related to death, dying, and bereavement.
Counseling for Loss & Life Changes Website by a counselor specializing in grief and loss issues; you can enter personal memorial tributes here.
WidowNet A site that helps you find a local support group, as well as online email lists and chat lines, for grief support.
Post Abortion Healing Help A politically neurtral site, devoted to healing and recovery for women who have had abortions.
Peace After Abortion Website, based on a book, offers supportive information to help begin the healing process.
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement Website of a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people during this special bereavement.
Pet Loss Grief Support Website A gentle and compassionate site for those grieving over the loss or illness of a pet; with chat room.
Grief & Loss Resource Centre Site is divided into three sets of links, covering grief & bereavement, other losses, and memorials.
Divorce Support Page A page with both information and links to help in dealing with divorce or relationship loss.
Divorce Magazine Website introduces a quarterly magazine designed to help people cope with this difficult transition.
How to Survive the Loss of a Love Complete text of an excellent book by Melba Colgrove, Harold Bloomfield and Peter McWilliams.
Tom Golden's Crisis, Grief & Healing Page Excerpts from pamphlets here give good insights into male and female differences in the grief process.
Grief in a Family Context Course on family systems aspects of grief, available on the web from Indiana University.
Stress, injury to health, trauma and PTSD British site concerned with workplace harrassment (e.g., bullying) and its emotional consequences.
Stress Busters Thoughts to resuce your work-related stress: dangers, stress beliefs, helpful techniques.
Virtual Library on Stress An organized collection of stress-related commercial, government, and non-rofit websites and resources.
APA Topics: Stress American Psychological Association webpage offers information on stress.
Tom Denham's Stress Management Guide A concise and practical approach to stress management.
Mind Tools: How to Master Stress This site has articles about stress, finding your best level, and stress management skills you can use.
Stress Management Peter Daley's online book on stress management: practical things you can do to relieve stress.
Tutorial on Stress Management A comprehensive review of principles about stress response and management, from the University of Nebraska.
Stress Management A test and clearly written discussion of stress, its inevitability, and how to manage it better.
Stress Management An article by Rob Sarmiento describes ways to reduce stress and cope with everyday stressful events.
Forsyth's Stress Page Page of resources on stress and its management, including illnesses that attack those who are stressed.
Stress Less: Stress Relief A commercial page listing a variety of stress reduction products for sale.
Stress Free Net A web site of information about models of stress, coping skills, and a vulnerability test on stress.
Suicide: Read This First A very well done hyperlinked article about suicidal feelings and how you can best respond to them.
Suicide Prevention & Clinical Interviewing TISA's site is designed specifically for mental health professionals looking to develop suicide prevention skills.
Suicide Prevention Resources Auseinet's collection of Australian documents focused on suicide prevention.
Secret Shame: Self-injury Information and Support This page concerning self-injury (e.g., cutting) issues includes extensive information and a Trauma/PTSD FAQ.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education SAVE's mission is to educate about suicide prevention and speak for suicide survivors; useful information here.
Suicide Information & Education Centre Twin Canadian sites; one focused on suicide information, another on prevention training programs.
Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network SPAN is dedicated to the creation and implementation of effective national suicide prevention strategies.
Compassionate Friends This site's mission iis to assist families toward positive resolution of grief following the death of a child.
Living with Suicide Website from a PBS program; you can read others' experiences. Not for people contemplating suicide
American Association of Suicidology The AAS website is designed as a resource for anyone concerned about suicide.
Help is at Hand A large PDF resource for people bereaved by suicide & other sudden traumatic death.
Note: This section links to sites focused on various disorders that may sometimes be related to trauma history, traumatic experiences, or otherwise associated with PTSD.
Borderline Personality Disorder (e.g., Complex PTSD or DESNOS)
BPD Central A collection of resources for people who care about someone with Borderline Personality Disorder.
BPD World The BPD World site hass lot of information (including Flash movies), primarily focused on borderline personality disorder.
Borderline Personality Disorder Sanctuary Recovery information for people with BPD: includes issues of etiology, suicide, and treatment.
TARA Association for Personality Disorder Treatment And Research Advancement's website on BPD has media articles, referral center, family education, etc.
Borderline and Beyond... Laura Paxton's site discusses BPD and treatment; includes excerpts from her 1996 book.
Recent Developments in Borderline Personality Disorder Article by Anthony Winston describes BPD as a response to childhood trauma or abuse.
Marsha Linehan, PhD Website of Dr. Marsha Linehan, originator of DBT, at the University of Washington.
Marsha Linehan's Dialectical Behavior Therapy Main page from the Behavioral Technology Transfer Group, in Seattle, primarily about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
An Overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder Online article by Barry Kiehn and Michaela Swales discusses Marsha Linehan's DBT for BPD.
Alcohol & Substance Abuse
PTSD and Problems with Alcohol use Fact sheet, written by staff of the National Center for PTSD, explores this topic.
Stress & Substance Abuse NIDA community drug alert, concerning increased risk of use and relapse of drug abuse during stress.
Psychological Trauma & Substance Abuse in Women Website brings together information for affected women as well as clinicians and researchers.
Online Recovery Resources Both AA and non-AA supportive online resources for alcohol abuse are available from this excellent site.
The Web of Addictions Extensive fact sheets and other information is available here on addictions to various substances.
Dual Diagnosis Website Dual Diagnosis means mental disorders co-occurring with drug or alcohol addiction. Lots of info and resources here.
Recovery Corner A supportive web site for those in recovery from alcohol or substance abuse.
American Society of Addiction Medicine The ASAM is dedicated to improving treatment for individuals suffering from alcoholism or other addictions.
Screening and Assessing Adolescents for Substance Use Disorders Online treatment protocol for clinicians screening or assessing adolescent substance abuse issues.
Anxiety & Panic
TAPIR: The Anxiety Panic Internet Resource The web's oldest self-help resource for those with anxiety disorders: panic attacks, phobias, OCD, shyness & generalized anxiety.
Anxiety Network Homepage Site provides information about three anxiety disorders: social phobia, panic/agoraphobia, and generalized anxiety.
APA Topics: Anxiety American Psychological Association webpage offers information on anxiety issues.
Heritability of Childhood Anxiety Brief article by Dr. Katharina Manassis discusses heritability of anxiety disorders in children (behavioral inhibition; risk factors).
Virtual Reality Medical Center The VRMC in San Diego offers virtual reality treatments, primarily for various fears and phobias.
Anxiety Disorders Association of America The ADAA site, focused on the anxiety disorders, offers anxiety information for professionals, public, and the media.
Depression: Understanding Suicidal Thoughts Stephen Bernhardt's clearly written article on suicidal thoughts focuses on understanding and regaining control.
Reflective Happiness Dr. Martin Seligman's site offers ways to help master three components of happiness - and to inoculate against depression.
APA Topics: Depression American Psychological Association webpage offers information on depression.
Depression Central Dr Ivan Goldberg's web site, a collection of links and information concerning various forms of depressive disorders.
Andrew's Depression Page A home page of a sufferer of depression, providing information with a personalized approach to this subject.
Youth Depression Treatment and Prevention Programs Download site for Greg Clarke's youth depression treatment and prevention programs, at Kaiser Permanante (Portland, OR).
Dissociation Online A collection of useful internet links and other references on dissociation, trauma & memories.
Mosaic Minds An online clearinghouse for those whose lives are impacted by DID, formerly MPD.
Marlene Steinberg: The Stranger in the Mirror Resources about dissociative disorders and her book by author of Stranger in the Mirror.
Multiplicity, Abuse & Healing Network Pat Stubbs' informational and peer-support site focused on dissociation, abuse, and healing.
NEEDID Support Network NEEDID is a Network to Explore and Express Dissociative Identity Disorder & other trauma related Dissociative Disorders.
Colin A. Ross Institute The Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma includes text of the DDIS clinical interview and MPD treatment information.
International Society for the Study of Dissociation Web page for the ISSD, with treatment guidelines and other information relating to dissociation and DID.
Quality in Therapy Richard Ebling's assorted ideas, links, tools, and references for providing high quality therapy.
Narrative Approaches Website focusing on Michael White's Narrative Therapy approach, including workshops and links.
Narrative Therapy Describes Michael White's Narrative Therapy in context of other theroretical approaches.
Silvan Tomkins Institute The Tomkins Institute is dedicated to understanding human emotion, affect theory, and related therapy approaches.
Non-Mainstream Psychotherapy Resources Extensive listing of links to many non-traditional counseling, therapy, and self-healing sites.
Academy of Cognitive Therapy The Academy certifies clinicians skilled in cognitive therapy, and is a resource for professionals and the public.
National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy NACBT's site focuses on the advantages of evidence-based therapy, and includes information for professionals & the public.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy CBT is a "preferred treatment" for variouis emotional and behavioral problems: information here for professionals & public.
Contextual Psychology Contextual Psychology's site integrates Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) with Relational Frame Theory (RFT).
Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research Institute, founded by Aaron Beck MD, promotes Cognitive Therapy through books and trainings.
Schema Focused Therapy Jeff Young's Schema Focused psychotherapy integrates cognitive-behavioral, experiential, and object relations approaches.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy MUSC's site includes specific instructions for various components, and streaming-video demonstrations, of the therapy.
Personal Construct Psychology Page Web site explores George Kelly's Personal Construct Theory; experiment here with his repertory grid technique.
Mental Research Institute The MRI homepage offers information about brief & family therapy programs, and internships.
National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis NPAP's web site provides information about psychoanalysis, trainings, and workshops.
Dallas Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology DSPP promotes psychoanalytic theory and its applications for understanding human experience and psychotherapy.
The Object Relations Home Page Web site with information about psychoanalytic object relations theories, including articles and a list of readings.
Alfred Adler Institute of San Francisco Henry Stein's webpage has several articles about Alfred Adler's style of psychoanalysis, and offers other services.
Freud & the Freud Archives Collection of links pointing to Internet resources related to Sigmund Freud and his works, including the Brill Archive.
New England Society of Jungian Analysts From the C.G. Jung Institute of Boston, another comprehensive source for Jungian psychology on the internet.
The Stone Center The Relational-Cultural Model suggests that relationships are a central human necessity & disconnections a source of psychological problems.
Alice Miller A web library of information and articles by Alice Miller, regarding children, trauma and parenting.
Ericksonian & Hypnotic Approaches
The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Website dedicated to promoting the contributions made to health science by Dr. Erickson.
NLP Comprehensive Home Page Site for Neuro Linguistic Programming, in Colorado.
David Grove: Therapeutic Metaphor David Grove's website describes his "clean language" approach to trauma treatment; lists seminars in US & England.
Clean Language A British site featues articles on Symbolic Modelling, the Metaphor Therapy & Clean Language of David Grove, and NLP.
Rewind Treatment Dr. David Muss' site describes his modification of NLP's VKD technique for PTSD.
NLP Research This German site offers a searchable database of research on NLP (in English).
NLP Archive Articles by Lee Lady on various aspects of Neuro Linguistic Programming, from the sci.psychology newsgroup.
Robert Dilts NLP Home Page Robert Dilts' NLP site offers training, products, and articles on Neuro Linguistic Programming.
Hypnosis Hypnosis site includes induction scripts, and detailed FAQ's (answers to Frequently Asked Questions) regarding hypnosis.
Health Journeys: Guided Imagery Resource Center Site describes guided imagery, hosts discussions, and offers audio samples, books and tapes.
Body Psychotherapy / Somatic Psychotherapy
Bodynamic Institute Canada Formed in 1995, Bodynamic Canada offers workshops and trainings in this body psychology.
Bodynamic Institute USA The US branch of Lisbeth Marcher's Danish
Bodynamic Institute offers training in somatic developmental psychology.
The Bodymap: a precise diagnostic tool for psychotherapy. Peter Bernhardt's article describes a format for analyzing psychological information stored in muscles.
Overview of Psychological Muscle Functions Chart summarizes individual psychological muscle functions, as taught in Bodynamic trainings.
Character Structures Chart Chart summarizes seven Bodynamic character structures, compares with Freud & Erikson.
Bill Bowen's Psycho-Physical Therapy Bill Bowen's website describes his somatic work in Psycho-Physical Therapy, and trainings in Psycho-Biomechanics.
Biosynthesis: a Somatic Psychotherapy David Boadella summarizes his "Biosynthesis" approach to psycho-physical therapy in this article.
The School for Body-Mind Centering The BMC website introduces Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen's approach to mind-body integration.
The Focusing Institute Home page of Eugene Gendlan's Focusing book and approach. Focusing is gentle introspection using "felt sense".
Optimal Breathing Michael White's site contains much information on breathing development, research, education, services, etc.
Dysfunctional Breathing & Breathing Therapy Jan van Dixhoorn's detailed description of the functions of relaxed breathing, dysfunctional breathing, and breathing therapy.
Hakomi Institute Web site for the Hakomi Therapy Institute: includes descriptions of the method and articles to download.
Zapchen Somatics Julie Henderson's Zapchen Somatics, combining somatics and Buddhism, is a direct approach to embodying well-being.
Bioenergetics Bioenergetics is a way of understanding personality in terms of the body and its energies.
Rosen Method Marion Rosen's method of bodywork and movement exercise encourages release of habitual tension or old patterns.
The Sensory Awareness Foundation Though not a therapeutic approach, Charlotte Selver's SAF teaches a practice of rediscovering our natural balance & oneness.
British Autogenic Society The BAS promotes the use of Autogenic Therapy, based on the work of Dr. Johannes Schultz.
Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique Site offers systematic guide to all Alexander Technique information and resources -- on and off the net.
Continuum Movement Developed by Emilie Conrad & Susan Harper, Continuum is a unique field of movement education.
CranioSacral Therapy The Upledger Institute (UI) , founded by an osteopathic physician, supports CranioSacral Therapy (CST).
Seishindo Charlie Badenhop's Seishindo site; access your body's wisdom as a resource for personal transformation.
The Rolf Institute Rolfing, or Structural Integration, manipulates the body's myofascial system to change posture and structure.
Aston-PatterningAE Developed by Judith Aston, Aston-Patterning is an educational process combining movement education, bodywork, ergonomic and fitness training.
Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies LIMS, in NYC, studies and teaches movement in all its forms: e.g., Laban Movement Analysis & Bartenieff Fundamentals.
Institute of Biodynamic Psychology and Psychotherapy Biodynamic psychotherapy is a biological and psychological approach to the theory of mind and human development.
European Association for Body Psychotherapy The EABP site describes body psychotherapy, including ethics and validity issues.
United States Association for Body Psychotherapy USABP website includes information regarding conferences, ethics, their journal, and membership.
Psych Innovations Bob Yourell's site offers hypertext articles on psychotherapy and human potential for public & professionals.
Thought Field Therapy Homepage for Roger Callahan's TFT Techniques, including brief descriptions and training information.
EFT Gary Craig's very extensive Emotional Freedom Technique website.
Tapas Acupressure Technique Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, TAT allows energy to be processed by the body-mind system.
Energy Psychology & Psychotherapy Dr. Fred Gallo's website describes his writings and seminars in energy psychology.
Thought Energy Synchronization Therapies Dr Greg Nicosia's TEST Dx website includes a FAQ, resources, and a calendar of trainings.
BSFF Dr. Larry Nims' "Be Set Free Fast" system for resolving excess emotion.
Emotional Clearing Emoclear is a self-help website for gaining emotional clarity, and for trauma clearing; courtesy of Steve Mensing.
Judith Swack "Healing from the Body level Up" is Dr. Swack's energy-based mind/body approach to healing.
Guided Self Healing Website of Andy Hahn describes his energy-based healing process, using applied kinesiology.
Process Healing Dr. Garry Flint's free course in Process Healing, also available as a PDF file, for self-help with emotional issues.
Emotional Relief Richard Ross' website promises the latest energy therapy techniques for rapid relief of trauma and stress.
International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine ISEEM's website hosts the SEEM Journal, and information about the Society and conferences.
Shamanistic, Spirituality, etc.
Conscious Embodiment Conscious Embodiment allows us to unify the energy of the body and thus learn to trust our sensations...
Mindfullness: an inner resource for recovery. Jim Hopper's site discusses mindfullness, and how these practices can assist individuals recovering from child abuse.
T'ai Chi Description of T'ai Chi movements; includes brief article on T'ai Chi and recovery from stress.
International Center for Reiki Training Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation. Site includes articles and a training schedule.
Institute of Transpersonal Psychology Transpersonal psychology connects psychology and spirituality.The Institute offers courses.
Meridian Institute Meridian Institute researches the spirit-mind-body connection; lots here.
Carolyn Myss, Ph.D. Carolyn Myss' website includes information about her workshops, videos, and books.
Spiritual Response Therapy SRT is a psychic-spiritual method that uses universal energies to heal past life traumas and subconscious blocks.
Ridhwan Foundation Ridhwan Foundation home page has information about the Diamond Approach and Diamond Books.
Charles Tart's Virtual Library Homepage of Charles Tart: articles on transcendant experiences, transpersonal psychology & consciousness.
Mental Health Information
CMHS' Knowledge Exchange Network A web site focused on (US) national mental health services, and run by the Center for Mental Health Services.
Mental Health InfoSource Extensive information on mental health disorders; also chat rooms, conferences & resources.
Mental Disorders in America: the Numbers Count NIMH fact sheet lists prevalence information for various mental disorders, from the DSM.
Terminology of Behavioral Health Care BehaveNet's Clinical Capsules site explains confusing terms and jargon in mental health care.
Publications on Specific Mental Disorders This NIMH page links to informative publications about specific mental health disorders.
AACAP's Facts for Families Series of mental health pamphlets (in English, Spanish, and French), by American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
Pat McClendon's Clinical Social Work Page An interesting collection of original text and links focused on abuse, trauma, and related mental health issues.
Mental Health Sanctuary An online resource for patients, families and professionals in mental health.
Internet Mental Health Dr. Phillip Long's outstanding site links to sites with information relating to all mental health issues.
Social Workers Advocating Network technologies SWAN's page of web and internet resources for social workers and other mental health therapists.
Self-Help Sourcebook An online guide helps you explore existing real-world support groups, or to start one yourself.
Self-Help & Psychology Magazine: Articles An online magazine presents articles on about 30 mental health topics, including PTSD and traumatic stress.
Psyche Matters Cheryl Martin's website covers many mental health issues from a psychoanalytic perspective.
"The Process of Change and the Change of Processes..." Peter Fonagy (1999) addresses 'what can change in a good analysis'.
Forum for Independent Psychotherapists Site where psychoanalytic psychotherapists with different orientations can meet to critically examine clinical and theoretical issues.
The Institute for Authentic Process Healing This site, grown out of a community, has ambitious scope: community, spirituality,
trauma healing, anxiety, relationships...
The Therapeutic Milieu Website designed for mental health professional treating at-risk youth in residential treatment or group home settings.
Mental Health Net Extensive mental health information, both professional & self-help (web sites, newsgroups, mailing lists, search, etc.).
Mental Health Information Center SAMHSA's site lists various programs & activities within its Center for Mental Health Services.
Mental Health Matters! A directory of mental health & mental illness information & resources for professionals & ohers.
At Health Well-designed Seattle-area website focuses on mental health topics, resources, and professionals.
Audio-Digest Foundation Audio-Digest has offered continuing medical education on audio tape for over four decades.
MESSAGE: sexual abuse education Formerly called SAGE, this board game is used to enhance skills of practitioners treating victims of sexual abuse.
ACE Videotape and Book Libarary Commercial site sells mental health video tapes -- Compassion Fatigue, Adolescent Suicide, etc.
Cavalcade Productions Cavalcade produces clinical training videos for mental health professionals, focusing on trauma issues.
Sounds True Sounds True publishes original spoken-word audio, instructional video, and sacred world music.
Emmett Miller Tapes A series of audio tapes by Dr Emmett Miller, available from Source Tapes in California.
Nancy Hopps Tapes & CDs From this site, Nancy Hopps offers a series of audio tapes or CDs for relaxing into health.
Somatic Resourcing CDs Transformative Productions offers two somatic resourcing CDs for increasing self awareness and self soothing.
David Illig Tapes Self hypnosis and subliminal tapes and CDs by Dr David Illig.
Centerpointe Centerpointe sells "Holosync" audio tapes and CDs, to aid relaxation and meditation.
Telemedicine & Online Therapy
Services by Telephone, Teleconferencing, and Internet Statement by the Ethics Committee of the American Psychological Association (APA) on online therapy (1997).
Telehealth & Telemedicine Beth Stamm's list of resources and information concerning clinical health care at a distance.
TeleHealthNet Dr. Marlene Maheu's Telehealth Net: conferences, resources, articles, ethics and the law.
Best Practices in Online Psychotherapy Brief articles by John Grohol, discuss confidentiality, privacy & other issues in online therapy.
International Society for Mental Health Online ISMHO promotes online communication and technology for the mental health community.
NLM Telemedicine Initiative Web site describes the National Library of Medicine's initiative, and confidentiality issues with electronic health data.
Guide to Internet Mental Health Services Metanoia's listing of web sites providing mental health services (including therapy) on the internet.
Mental Health Advocacy
World Health Report: Mental Health WHO's annual report emphasizes that mental health is crucial to the overall well-being of individuals, communities, and societies.
Danvers State Hospital A hard-hitting shockwave movie illustrates mental health treatment at Danvers & raises questions about deinstitutionalization.
National Standards to Protect the Privacy of Personal Health Information HIPPA regulations covering privacy of health information and patient records, with additional HHS guidance on compliance.
Mental Health Parity Report: "The Costs and Effects of Parity for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Insurance Benefits".
First Person Mental Health A website of 1st person accounts, opinion & artwork from the perspectives of people who have had mental health conditions.
Center for the Advancement of Health CFAH seeks to put behavioral research and policy to work in standard health care practice.
Health Administration Responsibility Project HARP is a resource for those seeking to establish managed care organizations' liability for decisions limiting care.
National Association to Protect Children: PROTECT PROTECT is committed to protecting children from abuse, exploitation & neglect.
Parents of Murdered Children POMC's site provides support & assistance to all survivors of homicide victims, while working to create a world free of murder.
Leadership Council for Mental Health, Justice & the Media A non-profit professional organization advocating for child and adult survivors of childhood maltreatment.
False Memory Syndrome Facts Linda Chapman offers information in scientific analysis, clinical practice, legal, philosophy, media, and organizations.
13 Things Your Health Insurer Doesn't Want You to Know Online article by Vicki Lankarge covers several important topics that may not be included in your insurance policy...
Insurance Departments For All 50 States For complaints: a list of address, phone numbers & websites (if available) for all state insurance commissions.