The American Psychological Association (APA) is the primary umbrella that oversees the practices and organization of psychologists in the United States. The APA website includes consumer information, as well as new navigational tools for visitors to easily find answers to commonly asked psychological health questions.
The Dallas Psychological Association (DPA) is comprised of people engaged in the practice, teaching or study of psychology in the Dallas area. Its primary purposes are to further the development of psychology as a science and profession, to provide a basis for professional growth and association among psychologists in the Dallas area, to encourage constructive relations with allied professionals, to foster responsible community ties, and to develop and promote ethical standards of psychological practice.
The DPA also serves as an information bureau to advise the public regarding the professional qualifications of Dallas psychologists.
The National Register of Health Service Providers (NRHSP) in Psychology is the largest credentialing organization for psychologists. As a credentialing body, it evaluates the education, training and experience of licensed psychologists to determine if they meet the criteria for recognition as a credentialed health service provider in psychology.
NRHSP psychologists are “licensed at the independent practice level, trained and experienced in the delivery of direct, preventive, assessment and therapeutic intervention services to individuals whose growth, adjustment or functioning is impaired or to individuals who otherwise seek services.”
Founded by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, counsels couples directly and provides state-of-the-art research and training methods for mental health professionals and other health care providers on how to maintain healthy, loving relationships. The Gottman Institute applies more than 35 years of research on marriage through practical, attainable therapy, and trains therapists committed to helping couples.
The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is a professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy representing the professional interests of more than 24,000 marriage and family therapists throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. Since 1942, AAMFT has facilitated understanding, research and education in the field of marriage and family therapy, providing the tools and resources needed by today’s marriage and family therapists.