PsychSplash is a personal project that seeks to showcase the psychology-related sites I discover as I search the web. Although the main audience for this website is professional psychologists and students, I also hope that many consumers will find many useful, good-quality resources from this blog as well.
PsychSplash started in May 2006, with me informally documenting websites that I found during my travels. In 2008, the focus is to more clearly document and categorize the websites and resources I discover so that visitors to the site can easily search and browse in their areas of interest. To make it easy for readers to keep up with the latest entries into the Resource Database, PsychSplash offers subscription via RSS. You can grab the PsychSplash RSS feed here.
While PsychSplash has predominantly been a personal project, it has benefited greatly from the input of readers and visitors to the site. In fact, many of the sites included in the database have been brought to my attention by proud website owners and managers. As such I encourage visitors to PsychSplash to contact me and tell me about websites or resources they have found or manage.
In July 2008, Gareth decided to call it a day with PsychSplash to pursue other interests, handing the reins over to the fine folks at Psych Central. PsychSplash is now a proud member of the Psych Central Network and is maintained by the resource editors at Psych Central. We will continue to honor the mission — surfing the web, one psychology site at a time!
Dr Gareth Furber, BPsych (Hons), PhD (Clinical Psychology)
From 9-5, my world is Psychology and I have no shortage of interests, health psychology, self-help, child and adolescent mental health, and sampling the vast world of clinical interventions (my current faves are ACT, MBCBT, and Attachment-based therapies). I did my training at Flinders University in South Australia, moving from the Honours (Psychology) course through to the Clinical PhD which I completed in October 2006. Both my Honours and PhD theses were in Health Psychology areas, the former in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, the latter in Coronary Heart Disease. I have clinical experience in eating disorders, oncology, drug and alcohol and child and adolescent mental health. I really enjoyed my work in child and adolescent mental health and consider myself very lucky to be currently employed at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in South Australia as a research manager, helping clinicians and management conduct evaluations of existing services.
Out of hours, my palate is varied with cycling, music, photography, and a bit of gardening in my weekly diet. The web is my escape, a place to see imagination and creativity at work and has been a love since I created my first personal website (every part of my head was a link!! sheesh). Psychsplash is an exciting project for me, bringing together two loves. I hope I can inspire Psychologists, students and researchers to use the web as I do. People looking to get to know me better can visit me in the following places:
The PsychSplash Resource Database includes multiple hyperlinks to websites and resources on the Internet. These hyperlinks lead to websites published or operated by third parties who are not affiliated with or in any way related to PsychSplash. They have been included in the database to showcase the wide range of different psychology-related websites that are available to students, clinicians and researchers. In choosing the sites to include in the database, I endeavor to select reputable websites and good quality sources of information.
However, providing hyperlinks to external websites or webpages does not imply that I endorse, recommend, approve or guarantee the services/ products found on these websites. I am unable to guarantee the content of any externally linked website is accurate or appropriate. In addition, I cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and I have no control over the availability of the linked pages. You use or follow these links at your own risk and PsychSplash is not responsible for any damages or losses incurred or suffered by you arising out of or in connection with your use of the link. I am not a party to any contractual arrangements entered into between you and the provider of the external website unless otherwise expressly specified or agreed to by myself.
A number of the links provided are to websites that contain downloadable or web-based software. Again this is done to increase your awareness of the different software options available on the web. I am not responsible for any difficulties you may encounter in downloading/ using the software or for any consequences from your doing so. Please remember that the use of any software downloaded from the Internet may be governed by a license agreement and your failure to observe the terms of such license agreement may result in an infringement of intellectual property rights of the relevant software provider which we are not in any way responsible.