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Best of the Web: History & Social Sciences » Psychology » Organizations
American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC)
"Pastoral Counseling is a unique form of psychotherapy which uses spiritual resources as well as psychological understanding for healing and growth. Pastoral Counselors are certified mental health professionals who have had in-depth religious and/or theological training."
American Psychologial Society
"The American Psychological Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national level."
American Psychological Association
"Based in Washington, DC, the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide."
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV)
"In an effort to establish more complete and valuable information to impact violence-related policies, programs, and practices, CSPV works from a multi-disciplinary platform on the subject of violence and facilitates the building of bridges between the research community and the practitioners and policy makers."
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
"Founded in 1979 as the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, NAMI today works to achieve equitable services and treatment for more than 15 million Americans living with severe mental illnesses and their families . Hundreds of thousands of volunteers participate in more than one thousand local affiliates and fifty state organizations to provide education and support, combat stigma, support increased funding for research, and advocate for adequate health insurance, housing, rehabilitation, and jobs for people with mental illnesses and their families."
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The leading Federal agency for research on mental and behavioral disorders.