Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer research.  Their vision is a world without Alzheimer’s, and they help to advance research and provide support, information and education to those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

Traumatic Brain Injury Guide E-Book

Nearly all of the survivors of a traumatic head injury and their families with whom I have worked have had one complaint: There is nothing written that explains head injury in clear, easy to understand language. Most say the available material is too medical or too difficult to read. The goal of this online book is to better prepare the head injured person and family for the long road ahead.

International Cultic Studies Association

Founded in 1979, the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) is a global network of people concerned about psychological manipulation and abuse in cultic groups, alternative movements, and other environments. ICSA is tax-exempt, supports civil liberties, and is not affiliated with any religious or commercial organizations.

ICSA’s mission is to apply research and professional perspectives to the problems encountered by family members and former group members adversely affected by a cultic involvement and to forewarn those who might become involved in potentially harmful group situations.

False Memory Syndrome Foundation

This is the home page of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation. This site provides information about, and mailing lists related to, False Memory Syndrome (FMS) and a link to Internet resources connected with FMS.

Our Sponsor

Association for Humanistic Psychology

The mission of AHP is to enhance the quality of human experience and to advance the evolution of human consciousness. We fulfill our mission by sponsoring, alone and with strategic partners, educational events and projects, publications, and a global Web presence. Principles upon which AHP is based include a deep commitment to:
1. integrity in personal and professional interactions,
2. authenticity and trust in human relationships,
3. compassion and skill in deep listening, and
4. respect for the mystery, interdependence, value, and
essential oneness of all beings.

AHP assesses the success of its services by the extent to which participants and recipients of our services report:
· A sense of connection with conscious community
· Enhanced quality of life
· Increased awareness of the principles of humanistic
psychology and their applications
· Greater skill in applying humanistic methods to their
professional practice

AHP assesses the efficiency and effectiveness of its events, projects, partnerships, publications, and Web presence by the extent to which they:
· Further the mission of the organization
· Foster the enhancement of humanistic qualities in
their participants
· Contribute to the sustainable growth and
development of the organization
· Support humanistic values and ideas worldwide.

The National Tourette Syndrome Association

Founded in 1972 in Bayside New York, the national Tourette Syndrome Association is the only national voluntary non-profit membership organization in this field.  Our mission is to identify the cause of, find the cure for and control the effects of Tourette Syndrome.  We offer resources and referrals to help people and their families cope with the problems that occur with TS.  We raise public awareness and counter media stereotypes about TS.  Our membership includes individuals, families, relatives, and medical and allied professionals working in the field.

Implicit Associations

I actually took these “implicit associations” as an earlier psychology student, and was surprised at the results.  While I don’t know if I always agreed with the result, the associations are shown to prove that there are biases and prejudices within us all.

Presented by the University of Washington and Yale University, there are different assessments that dont take much time to take (usually five minutes or less) and have different things in them–such as gender, race, names, presidents, etc.  When you take the assessment, you pick what you feel is related to that name or meaning.

While you (or sometimes myself) may not always find it one hundred percent accurate in your “diagnosis” of your behaviors and feelings towards others (and yourself), it can also give you a good idea of where your weaknesses or areas of improvement could lie.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline was established in 1996 as a component of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed by Congress. The Hotline is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families.The Hotline answers a variety of calls and is a resource for domestic violence advocates government officials, law enforcement agencies and the general public.

The Hotline serves as the only domestic violence hotline in the nation with access to more than 5,000 shelters and domestic violence programs across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Advocates receive approximately 21,000 calls each month. The Hotline is toll-free, confidential and anonymous. It operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in more than 170 different languages through interpreter services, with a TTY line available for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. The staff at the Hotline and the Texas Council on Family Violence is also available to provide assistance and guidance in a variety of areas including media, public relations, fundraising, public policy, legal advocacy and public education and training.