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American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy  

American Psychiatric Association - An easy to read general informational site that supplies great information on various mental disorders.

American Psychological Association - An easy to read informational site that addresses mental disorders and problems in daily living. Easy to navigate.

American Counseling AssociationThe American Counseling Association is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession.

Association for Psychological Science  - The Association for Psychological Science (previously the American Psychological Society) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level.

Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards - The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) is the alliance of state, provincial, and territorial agencies responsible for the licensure and certification of psychologists throughout the United States and Canada.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - The AACAP (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) is the leading national professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families affected by these disorders.

American Correctional Association

American Academy of Forensic Sciences - The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is a multi-disciplinary professional organization that provides leadership to advance science and its application to the legal system.

American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists - The (AASECT) is a not-for-profit, interdisciplinary professional organization. In addition to sexuality educators, sexuality counselors and sex therapists, AASECT members include physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, allied health professionals, clergy members, lawyers, sociologists, marriage and family counselors and therapists, family planning specialists and researchers, as well as students in relevant professional disciplines. These individuals share an interest in promoting understanding of human sexuality and healthy sexual behavior.

American Board of Forensic Psychology 

Board of Behavioral Science (BBS) - The BBS is a regulatory agency that license MFTs, LCSWs, and Education Psychologists.

California Association of Marriage and Family TherapistsA site for MFT Trainees, Interns, and licensed professionals who reside in California.

California Psychological Association - Contains up-to-date information on chapter meetings, workshops/conventions, career, and even have a subpage for graduate students!

Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS)The Pepperdine chapter website brings together current GSEP masters and doctoral students and alumni as well as faculty and staff members from all of our campuses to help build community and support the mission of Pepperdine University.

Psi Chi, The National Honor Society in Psychology - An information source that provides various information and opportunities in the psychology field.

Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology 

National Council on Family Relations  An association of professionals dedicated to understanding and strengthening families. Researchers…demographers…marriage and family therapists…parent/family educators…college faculty…students…social workers…public health workers…Extension specialists and faculty…ECFE teachers…clergy…counselors…K/12 teachers…and more.

The Los Angeles Psychological Association (LACP)  The Los Angeles Psychological Association (LACPA) represents the more than 4,145 licensed psychologists within Los Angeles County by responding to the mental health needs of the community. Its purposes are to advance the science and profession of psychology and promote human welfare while educating the public about psychological issues.
LACPA members have access to continuing education programs, consultation on legal, ethical, social, and economic issues related to the profession and various support services.

California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors CAADAC is the largest AODA counseling certification (CCBADC) organization in California. Since its origination in 1979, it has conferred certification upon thousands of counselors who have successfully treated clients struggling with the disease of addiction. CAADAC counselors are recognized for their professional training and education in the field of alcoholism and drug abuse and are considered experts in treatment and treatment management.

Association for Play Therapy The Association for Play Therapy (APT) is a national professional society established in 1982 and located in Clovis, California. It is a California mutual benefit corporation exempt from federal taxation per Section 501(c)(6) of the IRS Code.APT promotes the value of play, play therapy, and credentialed play therapists by advancing the psychosocial development and mental health of all people and sponsoring and supporting those programs, services, and related activities that promote the:

  • Public understanding and appreciation of play and play therapy
  • Effective practice of play therapy through research, education and training, and support
  • Recognition, incorporation, and preservation of diversity in play and play therapy
  • Development and maintenance of a strong professional organization that satisfies this mission

California Association for Play Therapy The California Association for Play Therapy is a state branch of the Association for Play Therapy. Our approximately 400 members come from throughout the state and represent a variety of professions and disciplines, including counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, teachers, recreational therapists, nurses, and interns.

The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)  The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) is a professional association where EMDR practitioners and EMDR researchers seek the highest standards for the clinical use of EMDR. EMDR is an accepted psychotherapy by leading mental health organizations throughout the world for the treatment of a variety of symptoms and conditions. This website provides information to the greater EMDR community including clinicians, researchers, and the public that our members serve.