Large community of individuals and organizations who are united by their commitment to provide exceptional patient care. They can help you with your education, certification & licensing requirements, research opportunities, and more.
American Psychiatric Association
Leading psychiatric organization in the world, encompassing members practicing in more than 100 countries. They can help you prepare for medical school, apply for residency, and transition into practice.
American Psychological Association
Leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 118,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. They have a wide range of resources, from helping teachers manage behavioral problems, to preparing undergraduate student and helping choose graduate and postdoctoral programs, to providing Continuing Education programs.
American School Counselor Association
The home for school counselors since 1952, the ASCA is a community of school counseling professionals from around the world. They can help you with training, certification, degree programs, state school counseling programs, and much more.
National Association of School Psychologists
The major national professional organization for school psychologists in the U.S. They can help you with choosing an undergraduate degree and graduate program, additional training programs you may need, and any credentials you might need for a specific state.
National Association of Social Workers
Largest membership organization of social workers in the world. Use their Career Center to search for jobs, get help with credentials, certifications, and find Continuing Education courses as well as Specialty Practice Sessions.
National Institute of Mental Health
Lead federal agency for research on mental disorders and one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world.
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Largest professional membership organization committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nursing and wellness promotion. They can help you find graduate programs, grants & scholarships for those programs, licensing, certification, and tons more.
American Counseling Association
An organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. They can help you choosing an undergrad program, Master’s Degree program, accreditation, licensing, and more.
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
One of the largest professional marriage and family therapy organizations representing therapists throughout the United States and abroad. They have an array of resources to help you with job searches, program accreditation, fellowship programs, and more.
The National Council
Don’t want a full time career in behavioral health but want to learn more, and help others? Mental Health First Aid teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The 8-hour course introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns, builds understanding of their impact and provides an overview of common treatments. Through role-playing and simulations, it demonstrates how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions; provide initial help; and connect people to professional, peer and social supports as well as self-help resources.