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  • An "alliance of leading, scientifically oriented, doctoral and internship training programs in clinical and health psychology in the United States and Canada. Academy membership is open to doctoral and internship programs with strong commitments to, and established records of, successful clinical science training."
  • "This site is specific to the field of abnormal psychology. Here you will find different perspectives regarding the interpretation of abnormal behavior, many of the common types of disorders, as well as some information on treatment for certain types of disorders."
  • "The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) provides guidance and technical assistance to decision makers at all levels of government on the design, structure, content, and use of mental health information systems, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of mental health programs and services delivery. CMHS operates the only program in the Nation that focuses on the development of data standards that provide the basis for uniform, comparable, high-quality statistics on mental health services, making it a model in the health care statistics field."
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision. "This revision of the fourth edition of the manual published by the American Psychiatric Association to set forth diagnostic criteria, descriptions and other information to guide the classification and diagnosis of mental disorders was published in 2000 replacing DSM-IV. It is expected that DSM-V will replace DSM-IV-TR sometime in the future."
  • This site is "dedicated to educating the public about mental health, wellness, and family and relationship issues and concerns. Designed and maintained by Clinical Psychologists since it first launched in November 1995, the site provides scientifically accurate and up-to-date coverage while maintaining an independent editorial stance. News, articles, reviewed links, interactive tests, book reviews, self-help resources, therapist and job listings and even videos make up the varied content to be found in Mental Help Net's many topic centers."
  • Provides an alphabetical index and a subject index to resources "covering all of the disciplines contributing to our understanding of mental health."

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