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American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the mental health and well-being of older people and improving the care of those with late-life mental disorders. AAGP's mission is to enhance the knowledge base and standard of practice in geriatric psychiatry through education and research and to advocate for meeting the mental health needs of older Americans.

Review Date: December 05, 2011

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American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is the national association of marriage and family therapists. A principal goal of the AAMFT is to increase understanding, research and education of the discipline and to ensure that public needs for marriage and family therapy are met by well-trained, qualified practitioners. The organization accredits graduate degree and post-graduate training institutes throughout the United States and Canada; represents member concerns on legislative and policy matters; and promotes research and education in the field of marriage and family therapy. Services to the general public include a brochure about marriage and family therapy and an on-line directory of AAMFT clinical members..

Review Date: March 08, 2013

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American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists

The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), founded in 1967, is a nonprofit, professional association dedicated to training, education, and research in the field of sex education. AASECT certifies Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists and cosponsors programs with educational, health, and social institutions. AASECT also sponsors workshops and seminars on such topics as advanced sex education skills and advanced sex therapy skills, in addition to its annual conferences.

Review Date: January 15, 2009

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American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work

American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABE) is an independent, not-for-profit organization committed to setting and upholding national practice standards. In pursuit of its mission and goals, ABE promotes the Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (BCD) credential, examines for clinical competency and encourages the development of advanced theory and practice. ABE's Code of Ethics sets forth ethical principals which are intended to guide clinical social workers in their professional roles, relationships, and responsibilities. On its web site, ABE also offers links to job listing/posting, continuing education resources, and other information services related to mental/emotional healthcare topics.

Review Date: September 27, 2011

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American Counseling Association

In 1952, four independent associations established the American Personnel and Guidance Association to provide a stronger voice for related counseling professions. In 1983, the association became the American Association for Counseling and Development, and in 1992, it became the American Counseling Association. Today, ACA includes 19 divisions, 56 branches, and 4 regions in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Philippines. Branches allow members to network with peers and advocate for professional and government relations issues at a local level. ACA's mission is to enhance the quality of life in society by promoting the development of professional counselors, advancing the counseling profession, and using the profession and practice of counseling to promote respect for human dignity and diversity.

Review Date: February 20, 2009

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American Dance Therapy Association

The purpose of the ADTA is to establish, maintain, and support the highest standards of professional identity and competence among dance/movement therapists by promoting education, training, practice, and research. The Association provides avenues of communication among dance/movement therapists and those working in related fields, and increases public awareness of dance/movement therapy.

Review Date: January 16, 2009

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American Group Psychotherapy Association

The American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA), founded in 1942, provides a forum for the exchange of ideas among professionals in group psychotherapy. It makes available published information on all aspects of group psychotherapy. AGPA attempts to maintain high standards of ethical and professional practice. It promotes research in group psychotherapy. Membership is restricted to qualified mental health professionals.

Review Date: January 19, 2012

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American Mental Health Counselors Association

Founded in 1976, the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) is the only organization working exclusively for mental health counselors. Mental health counselors believe in the dignity and worth of the individual. They are committed to increasing knowledge of human behavior and understanding of themselves and others.

Review Date: February 11, 2009

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American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that has more than 154,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. The mission of the APA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives. The American Psychological Association aspires to excel as a valuable, effective and influential organization advancing psychology as a science.

Review Date: December 15, 2011

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American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) was founded in 1957 as a society for health professionals interested in the clinical applications of hypnosis. ASCH conducts training workshops in hypnosis, holds scientific meetings, provides information to its members, publishes a journal and newsletter, and facilitates communication among professionals. The society will provide referrals to licensed professionals who use clinical hypnosis in their practices.

Review Date: February 20, 2009

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Association for Death Education and Counseling

This is a multidisciplinary professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in death education, bereavement counseling, and care of the dying. Visit this organization's web site and get information on certification, browse the calendar of events, and access educational resources.

Review Date: February 09, 2009

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Association of Black Psychologists

This association serves as the leader and international resource for addressing the psychological needs of African people in the Diaspora. ABPsi works in collaboration with other Afrocentric associations in Social Work, Law, Medicine, and related social service disciplines to formulate or influence the development of policy to ensure positive solutions to the challenges that impact people of African descent.

Review Date: January 07, 2009

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Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior

Founded in 1977, the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB) is a nonprofit educational organization begun with the primary objective of knowledge dissemination in the bio-behavioral sciences. IAHB is a provider of continuing education for health care professionals and provides seminars and workshops for physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, certified counselors, and other mental health professionals.

Review Date: December 12, 2008

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Learn Psychology

LearnPsychology.org strives to provide in-depth information, resources, and data for those interested in pursuing a degree in psychology. They use only reliable data and expert knowledge to offer accurate and up-to-date information about education and career options within the field of psychology, as well as additional resources, to help visitors make well-informed decisions regarding education and future professions.

Review Date: October 03, 2014

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National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors

NAADAC is the nation's largest association of addiction focused professionals who enhance the health and recovery of individuals, families and communities. NAADAC's mission is to lead, unify, and empower addiction professionals to achieve excellence through education, advocacy, knowledge, standards of practice, ethics, professional development and research.

Review Date: January 12, 2011

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National Association of Social Workers, Inc.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) was founded in 1955 as a professional organization for social workers from a merger of seven predecessor organizations. It promotes the professional growth and development of its members, establishes and maintains professional standards of practice, and advances sound social policies and legislation. Major areas of concern include social work services, employment and economic support, health and mental health, education, human and civil rights, and quality assurance. NASW is also dedicated to the elimination of racism, sexism, and poverty.

Review Date: February 12, 2010

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The Kempe Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect

Formerly the C. Henry Kempe National Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, this institution was founded in 1972 to provide a clinically based resource for training, consultation, program development and evaluation, and research on all forms of child abuse and neglect. The Center is committed to multidisciplinary approaches to improve the recognition, treatment, and prevention of all forms of abuse and neglect.

Review Date: February 26, 2013

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