THERAPY & SUPPORT WEB SITES
American Art Therapy Association
Extensive listings of art therapy publications, subscription details for the
Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, information about art
therapy legislation, and news stories.
American Music Therapy Association
This organization offers information on career opportunities and
academic programs for music therapists, a list of music therapy listservs,
professional publications, and details on how to find a music therapist
Art Therapy on the Web
Contains information on art therapy, a discussion link, and interesting
articles about art therapy.
American Association of Pastoral Counselors
Pastoral Counselors are certified mental health professionals with
in-depth training in spiritual matters who can help counsel dying
patients and their families and friends.
The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends provides practical information and emotional
guidance for families who are grieving the death of a child.
C.E. Koop Institute: Healing and the Arts
This program at Dartmouth College's Medical School explores
the relationship between the creative arts and healing with projects ranging
from an online gallery of artwork to poetry and prose readings.
An easy-to-use Web site developed by the National Association for Loss
and Grief in Australia. Some of the information is specific to Australia,
but most of the information is relevant to anyone who has experienced
the loss of a loved one or who is supporting someone else in grief.
E-mail support groups that provide information and online discussion on unusual end-of-life topics such as homicide, pet loss, prison bereavement and children-in-grief.
Journey of Hearts: A Healing Place in CyberSpace
Inspirational Web site designed to broaden the understanding of the
death experience as well as spiritually uplift those have had life
This Web site, run by the New York University School of Medicine, is
an excellent resource for non-scientific literature, films, and
art related to medicine, recovery, illness, and death. A search
engine lets you find everything from prose by Alice Walker to poetry
by John Donne.
Read an excerpt from terminal cancer patient Dr. William Bartholeme's "Meditations," a series of essays on Bartholeme's experiences "living in the light of death" that is featured in ON OUR OWN TERMS. From the Midwest Bioethics Center.
Music Therapy Links
This is an extensive list of individual Web pages, Web site, and
organizations, as well as articles related to music therapy.
This Web site is devoted to an "anticipatory grief and bereavement
program" run by the Hospice of Seattle. It provides activities and
information directed at parents, children, and professionals in
a well-organized and easy-to-use format.
A Web site for those who have lost a spouse; contains a lengthy list
of articles on topics from grief to remarriage, and links to support
groups and humor Web site.