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Psychology: Psychology Associations

Need help in finding information resources about psychology? This guide will walk you through the research process.

Addiction Counselor

These mental health professionals will work with both the chemically dependent client and their family to find coping strategies and plans of action to foster success for everyone.

American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA is the world's largest association of psychologists, with nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.

Association for Psychological Science
APS is the premiere international organization solely dedicated to the advancement of psychological science. APS works diligently to increase support for psychological research and to promote the use of science-based psychology in the development of public policy.

Social Psychology Network
Social Psychology Network (SPN) is an educational organization with more than 1,400 Members worldwide. Founded by Scott Plous in 1996, the Network grew in its first three years to include more than 3,500 searchable links and three affiliated partner sites: the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (; the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (; and Research Randomizer (, a web-based tool for random sampling and random assignment). By late 1998, the pages of SPN had been visited more than 750,000 times, and the National Science Foundation invited Dr. Plous to apply for a grant to further develop the Network.

National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists'
The NACBT is the leading organization dedicated exclusively to supporting, promoting, teaching, and developing cognitive-behavioral therapy and those who practice it. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is evidence-based, which means that it is supported by research that proves that it is effective in helping people make emotional and behavioral changes.

American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress® is a multidisciplinary network of professionals who are committed to the advancement of intervention for survivors of trauma. The Academy in collaboration with theNational Center for Crisis Management aims to identify expertise among professionals, across disciplines, and provide standards for those who provide intervention to survivors of traumatic events. Members are provided with the opportunity to apply for Diplomate and Fellowship status. Members can also obtain certification in one or more of the 18 specialty areas offered within the Traumatic Stress Specialties and Crisis Management Specialties Programs.

Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
The Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology is Division 53 of the American Psychological Association. The Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology purpose is to encourage the development and advancement of clinical child and adolescent psychology through integration of its scientific and professional aspects. 

Encyclopedia of Psychology
Encyclopedia of Internet sites related to the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and psychological phenomenon

American Counseling Association
As the world's largest association representing professional counselors in various practice settings, the American Counseling Association stands ready to serve more than 55,000 members with the resources they need to make a difference. From webinars, publications, and journals to Conference education sessions and legislative action alerts, ACA is where counseling professionals turn for powerful, credible content and support.