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American Art Therapy Association
www.arttherapy.org
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
www.musictherapy.org
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 near you.


Art Therapy on the Web
www.sofer.com/art-therapy
Contains information on art therapy, a discussion link, and interesting articles about art therapy.


American Association of Pastoral Counselors
www.aapc.org
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
www.compassionatefriends.org
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
koop.dartmouth.edu/programs_arts.html
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.


GriefLink
www.grieflink.asn.au/frameset.html
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.


GriefNet
www.rivendell.org
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
www.journeyofhearts.org
Inspirational Web site designed to broaden the understanding of the death experience as well as spiritually uplift those have had life altering experiences.


Medical Humanities
endeavor.med.nyu.edu/lit-med/lit-med-db/topview.html
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.


Meditations
www.midbio.org/bartholome.htm
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
users.erols.com/leopold/Music.htm
This is an extensive list of individual Web pages, Web site, and organizations, as well as articles related to music therapy.


Safe Crossings
www.providence.org/safecrossings
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.


Widownet
www.fortnet.org/WidowNet
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.