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Psychology Internet Resources

This page contains links to web sites outside of Tarleton.

The links are provided as a convenience for research.

Tarleton has no control over, and is not responsible for the content found on external sites.

Please contact the subject-specialist librarian if you have research questions, would like library instruction, or have material purchase requests.

Jodie Baker - Psychology
Reference Librarian - Office 110
phone: 254-968-9987
Jodie Baker
Lisa Wan - Counseling 
Reference and Instruction Librarian - Fort Worth Campus
6777 Camp Bowie Blvd., #445
phone: 817-717-2215
Lisa Wan

Help is also available by using the Ask a Librarian page, emailing, calling (254) 968-9249, or coming into the library.

Psychology subcategories:

Addiction Counseling

NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals – members include 85,000+ addiction counselors, educators, and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad advocating for the highest quality and most up-to-date, science-based services for clients, families, and communities through education, clinical training and certification. 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – agency of the U.S. Heath and Human Services established in 1992 to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities, and make substance use and mental disorder information, services, and research more accessible.


American Counseling Association (ACA) - founded in 1952, having 56,000+ members, is the world's largest association representing professional counselors in various practice settings, offering a knowledge center, continuing education links, government links, career opportunities, publications, and member community.

American Mental Health Counselor’s Association (AMHCA) – only organization working exclusively for licensed clinical mental health counselors offering resources for education, advocacy, leadership and collaboration.

Association for Psychological Science (APS) – is a non-profit organization having 26,000 members dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level. 

American Psychological Association (APA) - founded in 1892, has 122,500 members, with the strategic goals of expanding psychology's role in advancing health, and increasing recognition of psychology as a science. Website offers topics in psychology; publications and databases; news and events; science; education; and careers information. APA authored the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Student memberships offered at a discounted rate.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) - the largest research organization in the world specializing in mental illness. NIMH is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, providing Information about disorders, outreach, research, grant funding, lab, and current news.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) - is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness; offers a help-line, community education, advocates public policy, and leads public awareness concerning public health.

Texas Counseling Association (TCA) - works diligently to ensure that all professional counseling issues are a priority for legislators in Texas and Washington DC. Student memberships available.

Career and College Counseling

American College Counseling Association (ACCA) – a division of ACA whose members are professionals and student members who work at colleges, universities, community and technical college settings.

National Career Development Association (NCDA) – founded in 1913 and renamed in 1985, provides professional development, publications, standards, and advocacy to practitioners and educators who inspire and empower individuals to achieve their career and life goals.

Certification and Licensing

Careers In : How to Become a Licensed Counselor in Texas – gives requirements for becoming a counselor in Texas and getting licensed

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) – est. in 1982, a not-for-profit, independent certification organization with the original and primary purpose of establishing and monitoring a national certification system, identifying those counselors who have voluntarily sought and obtained certification, and maintaining a register of those counselors.

National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) - is a 200-item multiple-choice examination requirement for counselor licensure in many states and for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors - board that licenses and regulates Licensed Professional Counselors in Texas. Website contains information about Licensed Professional Counselors including license requirements, how to file a complaint, how to contact our office, and more.


APA: Library Research in Psychology – part of the APA website containing information and links on doing research in the field of psychology and writing for this field using the APA style.

Encyclopedia of Psychology – website by William Palya, psych prof at Jasonville State University, contains links to various areas of psychology such as career, organizations, and publication resources that further the understanding of psychology as a science.

History of Psychology – website by Christopher D. Green, psych. prof., containing Classics in the History of Psychology; This Week in the History of Psychology; and Advances in the History of Psychology.

MedLinePlus: Mental Health and Behavior – produced by National Library of Medicine for the National Institute of Health, is a directory of various mental and behavioral disorders described in laymen’s terms.

Tarleton Student Counseling Center – service located in Stephenville for students providing free, confidential services including counseling for individuals, couples, consultation, mental health first aid, online screenings, outreach programs, self-help links, and virtual library.

Marriage and Family

American Association of Marriage and Family (AAMF) - founded in 1942, is the professional association for those in the field of marriage and family therapy; offers resources, career opportunities, advocacy opportunities, and networking.

Child and Family WebGuide at Tufts University - directory of authoritative websites for professionals, students, and parents on child and family-related issues including parenting, educational/learning, health/mental health, and typical child development.

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) - provides a forum for family researchers, educators, and counselors to share in the development and dissemination of families and family relationships knowledge, establishes professional standards, and works to promote family well-being.

National and Local Societies

Psi Chi – the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 to encourage excellence in scholarship and advance the science of psychology, with 600,000+ lifetime members, offers international recognition for academic excellence in psychology; member access to its three publications; leadership; education; mentoring; networking; and graduation regalia.

Tarleton’s Psi Chi Chapter - is open to graduate and undergraduate students who have a major interest in psychology and who meet the qualifications. Goals include: academic recognition; professional growth through programs designed to augment and enhance the regular curriculum; and practical experience and fellowship through affiliation with the chapter.

Tarleton’s Psychology Club – primarily for undergraduate psychology majors, offers social events, speakers, and encouragement to produce research. 

Psychological Assessments

Buros Center for Testing -an independent, non-profit organization within the University of Nebraska – Lincoln providing critical appraisals of tests and descriptive information, offering psychometric consultation services, and developing deeper understanding of testing and assessment practices. Functions as the world’s premier test review center housing the largest collection of commercially available tests in the world.

Social Psychology

Social Psychology Network - lists social and psychology sites, directories, forums, news pertaining to psychological research and teaching, maintained by Scott Plous, prof. at Wesleyan University.

School Counseling

American School Counselor Association (AACA) - is the foundation dedicated to expanding the image and influence of professional school counselors through advocacy, leadership, collaboration, and systemic change.

Counselor's Room - founded in spring 2009 to help counselors find free life skills lesson plans, and group activity ideas for school age children for a subscription price.

Elementary School Counseling – created and maintained by Marissa Rex, school counselor, to provide school counselors with resources and support needed to run effective elementary school counseling programs. 

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) - empowers school psychologists by advancing effective practices to improve students’ learning, behavior, and mental health.