Some of the best articles, websites and research tools I've come across are assembled here,
for your easy reference.
I have shared these resources with psychology students,
parents and teachers in my practice as a clinical psychologist, and hope you too find them helpful.
These selections provide clear and useful information in
the form of a summary paper or review article.
This site was designed to be a user-friendly Quick Reference Guide. Additional general references are featured in the Frames Version of this site.
Beck and Ellis- Part II Two great pioneers reflect a second time on the nature of their beliefs and experience, at the 110th APA convention, August 23,2002. (Fenichel) [See also their historic 2000 Dialogue, described below under "cognitive therapy"]
Behavior Therapy Another historic gathering of masters at the 110th APA convention. Lazarus, Ellis & others reflect on the origins and future of "behavior therapies" and ask: Will the real behavior therapy please stand up?
The Child Survivor of Traumatic Stress
Online highlights of a newsletter aimed at professionals working with traumatized children. Features articles and information on treatment and measurement of trauma and PTSD. (Kenneth Fletcher)
Children and Trauma
A guide for discussing the World Trade Center tragedy with children, professional references for mental health practitioners, survivor links, and information about the symptoms of trauma and PTSD. (Fenichel)
Ellis and REBT Albert Ellis discusses his work and his beliefs about beliefs, in a conversation with Aaron Beck, at the 110th APA Convention, August 23, 2002. (Fenichel) [See also "Cognitive Therapy", above for 2000 Dialogue]
The science of user-friendly living, explained and discussed by the American Psychological Association.
Online Therapy: Q&A
Here are some observations and a quick overview of the current state of affairs in the U.S., offered in an interview about ethics as they pertain to licensed psychologists who utilize the Internet to facilitate therapeutic treatment. (Fenichel, Nov.2000)
Gender Differences Male-Female relationships and their study.
Here and Now in Cyberspace
Some thoughts about the nature of the here & now online, and the implications for both social and therapeutic interpersonal communication. (Fenichel)
Healthy and Pathological Internet Use
Transcript: Live online forum with panelists Kimberly Young,
Steven Stern, Storm King, and Michael Fenichel, with John Suler as
moderator. (Behavior Online, Oct.99) Still a classic.
From former President Bill Clinton's State of the Union Address, January 27, 1998:
"One hundred and sixty million Americans are in managed-care plans. These plans can save money and can improve care. But medical decisions should be made by
medical doctors, not insurance company accountants. So I urge the Congress to write into law a Consumer Bill of Rights that says this:
You have the right to know all your medical options, not just the cheapest. You have the right to emergency room care,
wherever and whenever you need it. You have the right to keep your medical records confidential. Traditional care or managed care, every American deserves quality care."
A Mental Health Bill of Rights - March 1997
Nine organizations representing more than 600,000 health and mental
health professionals have issued a "Bill of Rights" to protect individuals seeking
treatment for mental illness and psychological and substance use disorders.
Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
A comprehensive report from the U.S. Surgeon General describing the state of knowledge and services relevant to mental health in America, across populations ranging from children to the elderly.
"Mental Illness in America"
From the newly re-designed home page for the National Institute for Mental Health. Statistics illustrating the impact on society of the prevalence "mental illness". Follow the links to funding and science information for researchers and practitioners.
Mental Retardation One of the best overviews in the "Facts for Families" series. (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Neuroscience for Kids
"...Created for all students and teachers who would like to
learn more about the nervous system". Nicely presented, with some wonderful experiments and activities specifically for the classroom. (Eric Chudler)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) General info, resources & references from the NIMH; Biomedically tilted, but informative.
"Online Therapy""Asynchronously Live" from APA 2001 Current Issues in Behavioral Telehealth: An illustrious panel presentation on the nature of online communication and treatment, and the potential pitfalls and benefits of online therapy. With John Grohol, David Nickelson, Gerald Koocher, Leigh Jerome, and Patrick DeLeon. (Fenichel)
Online Case Studies: Report of the ISMHO Millennium Group
A summary of 16 therapists' work across a number of modalities, all involving the
Internet in some way or another. While many questions remain, a foundation is set
for continuing work on developing models of training and practice. (ISMHO)
Symposium on the Nature of Online Therapy and Communication
A capsule summary of a very interesting panel on where we stand at the beginning of the 21st Century, in terms of delivering online mental health services. A discussion of the pros and cons of utilizing online communication. With John Grohol, John Suler, Storm King, and Yvette Colon. (Fenichel)
Prevention of Depression and Anxiety
A study in the Dec.99 issue of APA's Prevention & Treatment describes the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral training workships on minimizing future anxiety and depression. (Seligman et al.)
Psychoanalytic Theory The Analytic Space: Countertransference and Evocative Knowledge
A technical paper on psychoanalysis' main tenets, transference and
countertransference. Freudian and object relations perspectives.(R.M. Young)
Information, links, support groups and online resources, for and by family members, teachers, and clinicians.(Selective Mutism Group)
Everybody talks about it. What is it? How do we find it? Here's a small but prime collection of resources on the Internet, including original articles and interactive websites for and about teens. (Fenichel)
Sociology, Psychology and the Future
Interviews and Papers:
A Dutch experiment with "On-line" society, the industrialization of psychology, & "Internet and the Social Impact of Local Media".
A nice looking web-page, not a pretty topic. From Facts for Families.
Q&A about Tourette Syndrome, from the National Tourette Syndrome Association.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Fact Sheets from the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities.
Definition, Incidence Rates, Characteristics, Educational Implications, and Online Resources.
Violence in the Schools
"It is painfully clear that it takes repeated tragedies such as we have just witnessed in Colorado for parents, reporters, and legislators to once again ask 'WHY' did this happen and whatcould we have done to prevent this? Only after such senseless acts is there an interest in understanding the psychology of alienation, and hatred toward school and toward fellow human beings. Clearly, if mental health is important to our society, there needs to be increased rather than decreased access to mental health services for children in schools." - Michael Fenichel, Ph.D., President, New York State Psychological Association, School Psychology Division [See also "Aggression and Violence"]
Facts about this misunderstood and magical syndrome. A wonderful page from the Williams Syndrome Association. [En Español]
It is my pleasure to share these few gems with all who wander by, the fruits of my "surfing the net for psychology"!
The preceding is intended to provide some useful general references for both professionals
and the general public. It is not intended to
substitute for individualized professional evaluation or to replace individualized care. There are many good resources here, among these links, including information, support groups, and clinical treatment providers. My own specialties, as a clinical psychologist, include diagnostic psychological evaluation, psychotherapy, supervision and consultation.
My research has been in the areas of "Person-therapy fit", public opinion, online behavior, interpersonal relationships, child development, and school psychology.
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