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Ready Reference: Counseling

Electronic Source References

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Alliance for Marriage and Family

Resources to strengthen marriages and families; Prepare and Enrich

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

For marriage and family therapists

American Association of Christian Counselors

Faith-based, mental health organization

American Counseling Association

Dedicated to the growth and development of counselors and those they serve

American Psychiatric Association

Promoting the highest quality care for individuals with mental illness, including substance use disorders, and their family

American Psychological Association

Scientific and professional organization for researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students in the United States

American School Counselor Association

Includes practicing school counselors, school counseling students, higher education faculty, and school counseling supervisors



National Child Abuse Hotline, 800-422-4453; prevention, intervention, and treatment programs

Christian Association for Psychological Studies

International Christian association for support and research in therapy and theology

Colorado Counseling Association

State branch of the American Counseling Association

Denver Seminary APA Writing Center Resources 

Includes APA sample pages, an overview, and changes in the 7th edition

Institute for Sexual Wholeness

Training professionals in human sexuality, sexual therapy, and sexual education

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

Developing and promoting comprehensive, clinically effective, empirically based resources and responses to trauma and dissociation


Internet Mental Health

Free encyclopedia of information about the diagnosis and treatment of common psychiatric disorders

Medscape Psychiatry

Medical news, clinical briefs, thousands of online courses in over 30 specialties

American Addiction Centers resource

Missionary Care

Missions and mental health resources from Ron and Bonnie Kotesky

National Board for Certified Counselors

Certification body of the counseling profession

National Domestic Violence Hotline

A 24-hour confidential service for survivors, victims, and those affected by domestic violence and relationship abuse

National Institute of Mental Health

Federal agency for research on mental disorders, part of the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services



Equipping marriage champions, couples, and families with evidence-based skills and insights to foster healthy relationships


Mental health information and news

PubMed (US National Library of Medicine)

Free database of over 32 million citations and abstracts of biomedical literature, does not include full text, but may link to full text

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Resources on substance abuse and mental illness, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

SAMHSA Suicide Prevention

Partners with the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention to advance a national strategy for suicide prevention

Sidran Institute - Traumatic Stress Education and Advocacy

Helping people understand, treat, and manage trauma and dissociation

The Purdue Online Writing Lab

Free resources in writing and research, including style guides