Reading resources and links

In this page you will find links to a range of resources, for your information.  I do not necessarily agree with the anything said on these other sites; they can however, help you to understand more about psychotherapy, how and why it works, and what brings people to psychotherapy.  

The links to other websites are provided for an overview of a variety of topics, although some of the sites also have links to articles and fuller discussions of themes.  

The reading options link is provided so that you can have some focused and in-depth material to read if you want. 

Links to Reading options

I believe that people who are informed and who have a variety of perspectives to see from, can make more satisfying decisions for themselves.

From this link you'll find information various books, and then you can decide whether you want to read them, and if so, whether you want to obtain them from the library or to buy them for yourself or someone else.

The books listed at this link are to provide a variety of perspectives on:

  • Attachment
  • Being embodied and the role of the body in psychotherapy
  • Culture and the role of society
  • Depth psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychotherapy, and how it works
  • Relational psychotherapy
  • Trauma and dissociation

Links to sites about psychotherapy, the profession, and issues of mental health

These sites contain a lot of helpful information.  However, I am not responsible for the content of any of these sites, and do not necessarily agree with the views expressed in them.  

American Psychological Association.   A scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. The site contains articles on a variety of mental health and treatment issues.  http://www.apa.org/  

American PsychoAnalytic Association.  A professional association for psychoanalysts. You will find a range of information about psychoanalysis.  http://www.apsa.org/

California Board of Psychology. You will find information about Psychology as a profession, licensing requirements for psychologists, and license verification.  http://www.psychboard.ca.gov 

Information about ACE Study:  The researchers found strong links between the incidence of "Adverse Childhood Experiences" (ACE) and a range of physical and mental disorders in later life. http://www.acestudy.org/   and   http://www.chicagosafestart.net/content/dr-felittis-presentation/100  

Rethink: A national mental health charity that works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life.  Information on Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, Anxiety disorders, Depression, Personality disorders, and Eating disorders.  http://www.rethink.org/about_mental_illness/mental_illnesses_and_disorders/index.html 

Baldwin's trauma pages.  Comprehensive resource on emotional trauma, traumatic stress including PTSD, and dissociation.  http://www.trauma-pages.com/