Resources for Therapists and Counselors
Please enjoy the following resources which are provided as a service to the professional community of therapists, counselors, and other mental health professionals. Please be aware that any and all information, opinions, and viewpoints expressed on other websites are the sole responsibility of those websites, and do not represent GoodTherapy.org. GoodTherapy.org is not responsible for the content found on external websites.
The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy is a professional association setting standards for ethical practices in the field of marriage and family therapy. The interests of over 50,000 professional marriage and family therapists in the United States, Canada, and throughout the world are represented. They provide information and resources on: accreditation, consumer updates, minority fellowships, MFT requirements, education and training, events (including an annual conference), MFT career resources, legal and ethics issues, clinical issues, research, the Family Therapy Magazine, advocacy (state, federal, and private level), memberships to serve the public, clinical professionals, associates, and students, and more.
The American Counseling Association was founded in 1952 and is a not-for-profit organization with the purpose of growing and enhancing the counseling profession through leadership training, publications, continuing education, and advocacy for approximately 45,000 members. The ACA has become one of the world's largest associations representing professional counselors by promoting the development of professional counseling with an emphasis on setting ethical standards. The ACA offers publications, DVD's and educational materials, counselor news, licensure and certification information, a podcast series, web blogs, directories, student resources, professional development, online learning, a library and press rooms, public policy issues and reports, career center opportunities, and annual conferences.
The American Psychological Association Ethics Code is a guide for psychologists, setting standards of professional conduct by those organizations, including the APA, who wish to adopt them. The ethics in the code are the standards for practicing members of the psychology community to follow. Behaviors that are deserving of a punitive response are also identified within the code. The code includes an introduction, a preamble, five general principles, specific ethical standards, and sections on clinical practice, research and publication. Within these sections are discussion on intent, organization, procedures, and the scope of application for the code, with an overall intent leading to aspiring goals for psychologists and high ideals for psychology.
The National Association of Social Workers, a 145,000 member organization of professional social workers, advances and enhances social policies, professional growth and development, and professional standards. The NASW code of ethics is a guide for professional conduct of social workers and for dealing with ethical issues or dilemmas in social work practice. The NASW provides publications, an online encyclopedia, books, journals, continuing education, webinars, advocacy, legislative and media rooms, resources for students and research, and membership benefits.
The United States Association for Body Psychotherapy is a nonprofit membership association supporting the practice and advancement of the art, science, and practice of body psychotherapy. The ethical guidelines set forth the principles and standards which guide the practice of the body psychotherapy profession. General principles include adherence for professional codes, social responsibility, concern for people's welfare, respect for rights and dignity, scientific and professional competence, and integrity. The website includes information about body psychotherapy, membership, locator services, conferences, the USABP Journal, leadership, links, a job bank, and more.
GoodTherapy.org was founded on a mission to promote ethical therapy practices. We provide people with information about ethical, healthy psychotherapy, including links to the codes of ethics that guide mental health professionals, including AAMFT, APA, ACA, NASW, and USABP. Additional resources for mental health professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of the ethical guidelines that guide the field of psychology are listed below.
The Right Use of Power program, developed by Cedar Barstow, includes topics such as the dynamics of power, styles, parameters, self-caring, shamefulness, the limits of positive intentions, power paradox, internal soul work and global service. The website contains an informational section, online course section, workshops section, and resources section.
All members of GoodTherapy.org can access hundreds of hours of continuing education events via GoodTherapy.org's Continuing Education Program. GoodTherapy.org offers live and recorded online events, all available at no additional cost to members with CE certificates. Additional continuing education opportunities not provided or endorsed by GoodTherapy.org are listed below.
Psychotherapy.net knows that great therapists never stop learning. Ongoing access to a wealth of resources can sharpen your skills as a therapist. Become a member today: $50 off annual memberships for GoodTherapy.org members! Find the promo code for this discount on our Special Offers for Members page.
FACES Conferences provide opportunities for therapists to join the mindfulness movement and connect with a community of health professionals, experts, and thought leaders. Learn new and emerging strategies for integrating mindfulness, meditation, and dharma practices into life and work while earning CE's by attending a FACES mindfulness conference.
The iNLP Center offers internationally recognized NLP certification and personal development programs. All programs are taught online and through live consulting sessions or webinars. The iNLP Center is the only NLP institute that offers customized one-on-one NLP training and certification for busy professionals. One-on-one NLP training involves online audio, video and workbooks plus individual training sessions conducted via Skype video. Case studies and NLP supervision are integrated into the training to create real world, therapeutic NLP skills. The iNLP Center is directed by Mike Bundrant, a mental health counselor, international NLP trainer and host of the popular Natural News Radio show, Mental Health Exposed. With over 20 years experience in the field Mike has been trained in multiple therapeutic modalities and worked with a wide variety of mental health populations. Members of GoodTherapy.org receive 10% off any iNLP training. Just mention Good Therapy when you contact the iNLP Center.
The Center for Internet Addiction Recovery assesses and treats Internet Addiction for clients and families. Founded by Dr. Kimberly Young, the center provides family, couples, and individual counseling and therapy sessions. The site also provides testing tools, articles, and educational resources to learn more about the impact of Internet addiction and ways to treat this growing mental health issue. The center also provides Continuing Education and home study courses for therapists wishing to learn more about how to evaluate and treat Internet addiction.
Nursing Degree Guide: As a psychology major you may be unaware of how well your academic background and interest in human behavior have set you up for success in the nursing field. The nursing profession provides job security and a chance to make a positive difference in people's lives. On our site, we explain why psychology majors make great nurses and how to transition into the nursing field.
The Glendon Association offers CE courses and webinars on topics including relationships/parenting, suicide, violence, and Voice Therapy. Dr. Lisa Firestone actively lectures on behalf of Glendon Association. Glendon.org supports a mission to save lives and enhancing mental health through addressing social issues related to suicide, child abuse, violence and other problematic issues occurring in relationships. The ways in which Glendon Association supports their mission includes research on these and other topics as well as through public outreach and workshops. Glendon Association's leadership is supported by Robert Firestone, PhD and Lisa Firestone, PhD, both of whom are accomplished psychologists, lecturers and authors on topics around Voice Therapy, suicide, child rearing and other important issues.
The Zur Institute, founded by Ofer Zur, PhD was brought to fruition and fueled by his passion for therapy and therapeutic practices. Dr. Zur was born and raised in Israel by a prominent psychologist mother of German decent and a Hungarian father who modeled gentleness, and sparked his interest in psychology. Dr. Zur, a well known, California based licensed psychologist, consultant, author, researcher and lecturer, is one of the forefathers in the development of ethical and effective managed care free psychotherapy practices. Today the Zur Institute offers a wide range of online and in person therapy related conference as well as providing access to online CE courses created by other leading therapists.
BehavioralHealthCE.com provides online continuing education for mental health professionals in the area of Behavioral Health. Behavioral Health is focused on integrating biomedical, behavioral, and psychosocial knowledge relevant to illness and health. Principles of behavioral health can be applied by a variety of professional mental health disciplines including counselors, social workers, psychologists, physicians, nurses, and others. BHCE holds a number of accreditation approvals including APA, ASWB, NBCC, CA-BBS (for MFT, MFCC, LCSW), CA-BRN (nursing), CA- BVMPT (vocational nursing, psychiatric technicians) and others. All courses are evidenced-based and written by expert authors in their fields. Just a few topics include pain management, motivational interviewing, ethics, hypnosis, disability management and coping, cancer survivorship, PTSD, weight loss, and healthcare collaboration. Unique to BHCE, you can view and complete any course for free and store it in your account before deciding to purchase your CE credits. Goodtherapy.org members receive a special discount on BHCE courses, which can be found in the Members Only area. Please check for the current code. The discount code can be used on as many courses as you like and is simply entered at checkout. Since all of our materials can be viewed for free, your satisfaction is guaranteed. Many clinicians will also use the materials for patient education. Please enjoy our materials at www.BehavioralHealthCE.com.
Practica Billing provides professional insurance billing offered by a team of therapists to help other private practice therapists manage billing efficiently. A discount is available for GoodTherapy.org members. Services offered include a handful of different tools for managing your practice as a mental health practitioner. Whether it is claims, reimbursement, insurance appeals, billing, tracking, alerts, reports, statements, marketing, or others, Practica Billing can help address your issues and provide solutions to save you time and money.
Family Therapy Magazine is an excellent resource for Marriage and Family Therapists. The magazine has been in publication by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy since 2002. Circulation reaches about 25,000 mental health professionals and remains an exclusive benefit for AAMFT members. Publications focus on many issues including addiction, gangs, physical disabilities, treatments, love, medical models, training innovations, therapeutic power, operating a therapy practice, and more.
New Therapist Magazine has been keeping mental health professionals around the world in touch with the latest developments in their field since 1999. A 33% discount is available when you subscribe online. NT Magazine is created and published bimonthly by journalists and therapists internationally, and is intended as an independent, subscription magazine for mental health practitioners interested in staying informed about the changing world of therapy. The magazine content presents a broad range of topics and issues in the therapy industry. Back issues have covered topics such as forgiveness, midlife, work, attachment, narcissism, parenting, mindfulness, boundaries, pharmaceuticals, and more.
FullSlate is a GoodTherapy.org partner that enables appointment scheduling directly from your profile and website.
GoodTherapy.org offers comprehensive services designed to support private practice therapists in growing their practices, including but not limited to, guaranteed referrals, publication opportunities, unlimited online continuing education, and marketing web conferences. Practitioners who meet GoodTherapy.org's standards of membership can join us today to access the benefits of GoodTherapy.org membership. Outside resources for professionals in private practice are outlined below.
TeleMental Health Institute (TMHI) is a consultation and training organization dedicated to supporting organizations and clinicians in developing telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling, online therapy, or behavioral telehealth services. TMHI also consults with companies seeking to develop technologies for technology-enabled self-help services.
Focusing Resources explores the ways in which Focusing can help re-energize your therapy practice. Click here to access a free 45-minute recording that teaches four simple, powerful non-'technique' ways to invite your clients to experience a quality of engaged accepting attention and move beyond typical stuck patterns.
PsychologyJobs.com is a definitive online source for finding talented mental health professionals available for hire.
The Practice Institute (TPI) helps mental health professionals build and maintain thriving practices, individualized to fit with your values, experience, and lifestyle. For a modest monthly or annual fee, members of TPI have access to live phone consultation, as well as practice-related tools and resources. TPI founders are four psychologist/consultants with combined skills in individual and group practice development, marketing, technology, clinical expertise, niche practice development, administrative procedures, and other business skills.
Therapist Aid creates and shares free downloadable tools for mental health professionals. Therapist Aid takes pride in creating effective, research-based resources that are genuinely helpful to clinicians. Tools include CBT worksheets, relaxation videos, treatment guides for specific interventions, and a wide range of other resources covering topics such as anger, self-esteem, positive psychology, depression, and addiction.
Describe: Describe is one of the most versatile counseling tools available. It provides icebreakers as well as over a dozen interventions, activities, and games for use with individual, couple, family, and group clients of all ages. Through over a dozen activities, Describe addresses identity, self-esteem, relationships, and much more! Currently featured on Kickstarter, you can find more information about Describe here.
PsychTests: The use of psychological assessments can ease clients into the therapeutic process. User-friendly questions that evaluate symptoms, feelings, cognitions and behaviors can provide individuals with a safe avenue to bring issues to light. Assessments can also track the progress of an intervention, allowing adjustments as needed. ARCH Profile offers a variety of tests to assess issues related to mental health, relationships, and personal development. Developed by a team of psychologists and programmers, the assessments utilize Artificial Intelligence technologies to deliver precise scoring and in-depth analysis instantaneously. ARCH Profile assessments are reliable, cost-effective, well researched and developed according to APA standards for educational and psychological testing. Each test is validated on large samples and goes through rigorous statistical analyses. For more information, visit ARCH Profile. The test catalog is available here.
Brighter Vision is an industry leader in therapist website design. They have built hundreds of custom-designed therapist websites, all of them mobile friendly with calls to action to help guide potential clients to contact you. For $59 per month, Brighter Vision provides you with a professional, beautiful website that is unique to you and your practice. Additionally, you willl receive unlimited technical support so you never have to deal with any tech headaches and cutting edge search engine optimization so your website can be found easily in online searches. Members of GoodTherapy.org can receive two months free with Brighter Vision by signing up here and using the coupon code: GOODTHERAPY.
TherapyPartner has proudly become the nation’s leader in providing proprietary, industry-specific, complete practice management technology. The software picks up on your preferences, making it easy to keep up-to-date with every aspect of running your practice, and the smart technology brings a comprehensive approach to your administrative processes. Scheduling, billing, statements, progress notes, and complete revenue tracking are just some of the tasks TherapyPartner can assist with. Whether you’re a single provider in clinical practice, managing a growing group practice with associates, or just beginning, TherapyPartner offers account options designed to conform to your practice needs. Clinicians using TherapyPartner save time and increase revenue 20% by the end of year one. TherapyPartner is committed to personalized account management, merchant integration, and education on the business side of practice, all free and part of your membership. Now, there is an answer to practice management that makes it easy to provide quality care without losing money or hitting deadlines, while simultaneously increasing revenue! Earn two free months of service with TherapyPartner.com when you visit the site and type the promo code “GT.”
Therapy Appointment is one of the oldest and most experienced practice management systems available. They are a company built by mental health professionals for mental health professionals. Therapy Appointment offers comprehensive practice management for mental health professionals. Online scheduling, electronic claims, reminder calls, accounting, paperless charting, and more are made available in one integrated, intuitive, affordable package. You provide the therapy; they provide the rest! GoodTherapy.org members can go to TherapyAppointment.com to sign up and use the code 45202 for two months of service for only $10. This is a $95 discount off of regular pricing!
TheraNest is a practice management and therapy notes software used by thousands in mental health. Includes all you need for a growing practice: scheduling, mobile apps, notes, billing and electronic claims, reminders, Wiley Planners, great customer service and much more. Sign up for a free 21-day trial here.
LifeJournal is an innovative and interactive journal software designed for self-discovery and personal growth. In hundreds of studies, writing about meaningful emotional topics has been found to be beneficial for physical and mental health. Writing prompts, quotes, and sound bites of wisdom spoken by journal experts, invite journal writers to explore their inner terrain. The Daily Pulse allows users to track up to 10 parameters--behavior, attitudes, and emotions--they choose. Information is cross-referenced with journal entries, so writers can detect their life patterns. A personal timeline, information about different journal techniques, search mechanisms, password-protection, and more make this journal software an engaging therapeutic tool. To learn more about this Windows software, download a free trial from our site! Eliminate workload and focus on what really matters - being a therapist.
The Good Therapy Blog is the number one blog for licensed therapists and other mental health professionals. GoodTherapy.org's therapy-related blog content is a valuable collection of articles and insights provided by GoodTherapy.org therapist members who use their experience and expertise to educate and inform the public about varied topics of interest. In line with GoodTherapy.org's mission and values, these Topic Experts make a significant contribution to spreading researched and well written content on topics including relationships, parenting, autism, types of therapy practices, modes treated in therapy, and more. Please visit our blog to begin an informative adventure through therapy and therapy practice related issues and topics of interest.
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Last Update: 06-06-2018