Dr. Ochester’s Self-Help Recommended Reading List
My favorite books on cognitive behavior therapy, depression, anxiety, mindfulness, meditation, relationships and communication, happiness, spirituality and philosophy, ADHD and yoga.
Dr. Ochester’s Local Mental Health Resource List
Up-to-date resources for counseling, psychotherapy, support groups, wellness events and other types of behavioral health care in the Kansas City area.
Dr. Ochester’s Guided Meditation Audio Links
Free mp3s and streaming audio of various types of guided meditation for your personal practice.
American Psychological Association
The APA is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA is the world’s largest association of psychologists, with nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.
Mental Health America Screening Tools
Taking a mental health screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you might be experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.
All Kinds of Minds
All Kinds of Minds (non-profit) has developed a variety of programs to help parents, educators, clinicians, and kids understand and manage learning issues. All are based on a neurodevelopmental approach to learning, a method of identifying the specific brain functions that affect the ways a student learns and performs in school.
Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
CHADD is a national organization (with local chapters) that provides support and information for parents who have children with ADHD and for adults with ADHD.
Learning Disabilities Online
An interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children.
Learning Disabilities Association of America
LDA is the largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities. LDA seeks to educate individuals with learning disabilities and their parents about the nature of the disability and inform them of their rights.
Effective Child Therapy
Educating the public and professionals about mental health treatments for children and adolescents that have the strongest scientific support, and are most likely to work.
Evidence Based Behavioral Practice
Creating tools to improve research and practice training for psychosocial interventions, building the evidence base for behavioral treatments, and upgrading evidence-based behavioral practice.
Greater Good Science Center
Based at the University of California, Berkeley, the GGSC studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.
Institute of Noetic Sciences
IONS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research, education, and membership organization whose mission is supporting individual and collective transformation through consciousness research, educational outreach, and engaging a global learning community in the realization of our human potential. “Noetic” comes from the Greek word nous, which means “intuitive mind” or “inner knowing.” IONS™ conducts, sponsors, and collaborates on leading-edge research into the potentials and powers of consciousness, exploring phenomena that do not necessarily fit conventional scientific models while maintaining a commitment to scientific rigor.
Mindfulness in Plain English
A mindfulness through meditation online practice manual written by Ven. Bhante Henepola Gunaratana. “A nuts-and-bolts, step-by-step guide to insight meditation. It is meant to be practical. It is meant for use.”
National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.
National Association for Gifted Children
NAGC is an organization of parents, teachers, educators, other professionals, and community leaders who unite to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences.
National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine
NCCAM is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on health interventions, practices, products, and disciplines that originate from outside mainstream medicine.
Wildmind Meditation Guide
Bringing practical information on meditation to anyone who has internet access.
Accurate, up-to-date information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities: articles, cases, newsletters, and resources.
Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Its mission is to spread the power of yoga one person at a time.