Resources

Anxiety and Depression

International OCD Association
This organization offers information about OCD and its treatment for individuals and their families.

DBSA-Boston
Offers information and a number of support groups for individuals who have bipolar disorder or depression and their families.

Children and Child Rearing

Raising Resilient Kids This website is devoted to the work of Drs. Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein whose goal is to help adults raise “stress hardy children.”

Think:Kids
This website is based on the work of Ross Greene, M.D. who wrote The Explosive Child.

EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing)

EMDRIA
This is an international organization of EMDR professionals. It offers information about EMDR and links to research supporting its effectiveness.

EMDR Institute
The Institute was founded by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., the originator of EMDR. It offers information to lay people and professionals about EMDR and its effectiveness.

General Mental Health and Psychotherapy

American Psychological Association
This website has useful information about a number of diagnoses and treatments. It also has useful information about mental health in general.

American Group Psychotherapy Association
This website explains what one might expect in group psychotherapy and why it is a useful modality.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
This is an organization that offers support groups and advocacy for individuals with mental illnesses and their families.

Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Asperger Syndrome

The Asperger’s Association of New England
This organization offers information, activities and support for children and adults who have Asperger Syndrome or other diagnoses on the autism spectrum and their families.

The Federation for Children with Special Needs
This organization offers information about the legal rights of children with special needs. They also offer information and training to parents to assist them in their interactions with their school system or other agencies.

CHADD
A national organization that offers information about ADD and ADHD and sponsors support groups.

NLD on the Web!
This website gives parents information about nonverbal learning disability. There are resources to assist in dealing with the educational, social and emotional needs of children and adults with this learning disability.