Gendys is a network for all who have encountered gender identity problems personally, transsexuals, transgendered people and gender dysphoric people of either sex, and for those who provide care, both professional and lay.

It hopes to help transsexuals and intersexed people to see themselves not as victims, but as survivors of their gender identity difficulties.

To this end, the network produces a quarterly journal.

The aim is to provide confidential help and information, including a contact system, including sources of professional counselling.

It also aims to provide support for those who are emotionally close, families, lovers and friends.

The network is to develop a forum for debate and a dialogue between the client group and carers, so that understanding and standards can be improved. It will endeavour to provide information, provoke discussion, thought and understanding, and to help give a fair impression of some of the difficulties often encountered and how they may be dealt with.

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.

Our Sponsor

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.

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.