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Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) is an international nonprofit organization of licensed mental health professionals. Energy Psychology has been referred to as “acupuncture without needles” in treating mental health disorders. It employs a number of physical and cognitive procedures that address the various energy systems in the body. It is believed to be particularly successful in treating and offering relief from trauma. This site has a lot of information about this emerging new field. ACEP has a certification program in which you learn the various energy techniques. As with most alternative forms of therapy and healing, the research that proves these methods to be effective is slow to appear, but it is emerging. This site offers an alternative possibility to employ along with good, basic counseling skills. {Catherine}

(Article) Sharing Disequilibrium: A link between Gestalt Therapy Theory and Child Development is an article written by Peter Mortola, Ph. D. For me, this article was a refreshing correlation to everything I had learned about child development in my undergraduate studies and in theories that I am currently learning about. In this article, Mortola addresses concepts of child development based on the views of Freud, Erickson, and Piaget and how those concepts directly relate to the Gestalt therapeutic perspective. The goal of this article was to show how all of these scholars share a similar concept of disequilibrium and how this is linked to Gestalt therapy theory. The overall consensus is that how children face and overcome obstacles in their developmental path directly affects their sense of self. Children are consistently engaged in an ongoing process of movement through disequilibrium on their way toward equilibrium and balance. Gestalt’s approach to child counseling is to assist a child through a self regulatory process of moving forward and developing a sense of self. Instead of intervening Gestalt therapy guides children through their journey of establishing a balance within themselves. It was a little challenging getting through the article; however, once I was able to grasp the concept that the author was trying to convey, I found it very interesting how there are several correlations between so many profound scholars and it also gave me a new perspective to take into account when counseling children. {Heather}

This is an expansive website devoted to Jungian psychology. Jung’s ideology is universal and unique in that you can utilize it to gain knowledge and insight of human nature and personality, and it can facilitate a clearer understanding and appreciation of subjects from fairy tales to spirituality and the Bible. This site offers resources to Jungian events, trainings, and seminars; as well as articles and selected books and publications. It’s easy to navigate and it has some special features like a bulletin board, forums, guest book, and a mailing list. Also, your book purchases from Amazon.com help to support this website. *Ann*

Transpersonal Counseling is more of an advertisement for their center, but it really took an in-depth look at their theories and broke them down. I feel that a perspective client would find this site easily accessible and understandable. The Center touches on a number of different techniques including: Psychosynthesis, Individual & Family Therapy, Guided Imagery, Therapeutic Sound, Telephone Counseling, Creativity Counseling:, Spiritual Emergence Counseling, EEG Biofeedback, and Intensives. The center states that, “Transpersonal psychology broadens the traditional theories about the psyche to include the spiritual dimensions of our being. Incorporating both empirical and esoteric perspectives from global traditions, it provides a powerful model of personal growth, human development, and individual healing.” ~Sherri~

The International Transcactional Analysis Association is a non-profit educational organization with members in over 65 countries. The purpose of this web site is to help advance the theory, methods and principles of transactional analysis. A plethora of information for those interested in TA. <Karen F.>

The National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists' web site is for everyone -- those professionals already skilled at cognitive behavioral therapy and people who are complete novices. A wealth knowledge for those interested in CBT. <Karen F.>

Ken Wilber is a philosopher who has been writing on integral theory for over 29 years. This site contains writings, books, education, and training information on his AQAL model of integral theory as well as information on graduate studies in Integral theory. I particularly like his writings explaining integral theory and how it can be applied to personal development as well as business, politics, education, and law. This site is valuable to anyone interested in applying a more comprehensive, integral perspective to personal growth and development. The site also offers information and products on what Wilber calls Integral Life Practice (ILP) as a way of developing physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. I particularly liked the writings on “Shadow integration” as a means of reconnecting our divided self. Overall, I have found this site, along with Wilber’s books, a great source for developing a more comprehensive view of development that integrates physics, biology, psychology, sociology, theology and the great wisdom traditions, both east and west into a unified theory of development. (Jeff)

Myers-Briggs-Jung Typology Test. Many mental health professionals as well as lay people are already familiar with the famous Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and thousands of related links can be found on the Internet. This personality test is a favorite of mine, and I chose this particular website because it contains a version of the test that is free, relatively easy to follow, and instantly scored. Many other sites charged a fee for the test (some of them very high, I thought!). This site is a good place to start for an intro to this extremely helpful, tried-and-true personality assessment. (Patricia)

“The Itch: Its mysterious power may be a clue to a new theory about brains and bodies” This website contains the full text of a totally fascinating article from The New Yorker. A woman has an itch on top of her head that proves to be absolutely untreatable by any form of traditional, nontraditional, physical, or psychological therapy. The itch becomes so incredibly severe that…well, you read it for yourself (but be warned: it’s not for the faint of heart!). Effective treatment for it may be within the realm of a whole new way of looking at neurology. For over fifty years, it has been generally believed that nerves send signals to the brain. This article explains how that may not always be the case, and how her situation may be linked to phantom limb syndrome. The possible cure for both of these seemingly intractable problems involves some time spent in front of a very common everyday item: a mirror! An absolute must-read! (Patricia - 10)

www.gottman.com This is a web site for the Gottman Institute, which was cofounded by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. The Gottman Institute focuses on helping couples and training professionals on the “Gottman” approach. The Gottman’s have done extensive research on the American family and the challenges it faces. The Gottman approach relies heavily on addressing couples issues such as coparenting and marriage counseling, which they believe is the core to helping American families survive. In order to become a certified Gottman therapist, mental health professionals, allied professionals, and clergy must complete three course training under the Gottmans. The web site provides dates of seminars, books written by Dr. John Gottman, information on their research, and links to their private therapy page. (Ashley - 10)

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