general resources

American Psychological Association:

North Carolina Psychological Association:

Society for Research in Child Development:

The Association of Black Psychologists:

Union Baptist Church-Ministry of Congregational Care and Counseling:

Institute on Care at the End of Life:

Children’s Spirituality:

Stephen Ministry:

For resources for children, adolescents and adults with ADHD, including websites, organizations, conferences, and a directory of support groups, visit the website of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD) at For the Triangle Area of CHADD, visit



The Armstrong Measure of Spirituality (AMOS; Armstrong, 1996) is an instrument developed to assess the salience of spirituality of each respondent. Originally developed as an adult measure for Dr. Armstrong’s master’s thesis, the AMOS has been further refined and extended to use in children and adolescents. Since its development, it has been used in over 30 research studies. Please contact our office to obtain a copy of the measure and scoring instructions.


Sample of Past Topics:

  • “Children and the Experience of Death”
  • “Multi-Faceted Approaches to Healing Grief” (Adult- or Child-Focused)
  • “Surviving Holiday Grief”
  • “Integrating Spirituality in Therapy”
  • “Spirituality Across the Life Span”
  • “Love of God, Love of Neighbor, Love of Self: Towards a Faithful Integration of Theology and Mental Health Care”
  • “Total Wellness: Blossoming in Mind, Body, Spirit, and Soul”
  • “Prioritizing Self-Care for Busy Folks”
  • “Psychology as a Career”
  • “The Ethics of Cultural Humility”
  • “Sexuality and the Church”

Invited Presentations for the Following Organizations:

  • Alase Center for Enrichment (Durham, NC)
  • Alpha Management Services (Durham, NC)
  • American Baptist Churches of the South (Savannah, GA)
  • American Psychological Association (New York, NY; San Francisco, CA)
  • American Public Health Association (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Antioch Baptist (Durham, NC)
  • APPEAL (A Progressive Palliative Care Educational Curriculum for the Care of African Americans at Life’s End) Conference (Atlanta, GA)
  • Apex First Baptist (Apex, NC)
  • Apex School of Theology (Durham, NC)
  • Area Health Education Centers (AHEC locations in Durham, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Wake Forest, Charlotte, Greenville, Kinston, Goldsboro, and Wilmington, NC)
  • Association of Black Psychologists (Philadelphia, PA; Los Angeles, CA; Charleston, SC; Denver, CO)
  • Baptist Grove (Raleigh, NC)
  • Barton College (Wilson, NC)
  • Beacon Light Missionary Baptist (Durham, NC)
  • Black Mental Health Symposium (Charlotte, NC)
  • Black Women in Business (Durham, NC)
  • Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care (Hilton Head, SC)
  • Carter Community School (Durham, NC)
  • Centenary United Methodist (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • Children’s Developmental Services Agency (Durham and Raleigh, NC)
  • Children’s Spirituality Conference (River Forest, IL)
  • City Well Church (Durham, NC)
  • College on Problems of Drug Dependence (Acapulco, Mexico; San Juan, Puerto Rico)
  • Compassionate Friends (Raleigh, NC)
  • Conference on Ministry with Children (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Covenant Presbyterian (Durham, NC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (Durham, NC)
  • Duke Divinity School (Durham, NC)
  • Duke Memorial United Methodist (Durham, NC)
  • Duke Youth Academy (Durham, NC)
  • Durham Chapter of The Links, Inc. (Durham, NC)
  • Durham Health Summit (Durham, NC)
  • Durham Nativity School (Durham, NC)
  • Durham Public Schools (Durham, NC)
  • Eagles’ Summit Christian Fellowship (Durham, NC)
  • Ebenezer Baptist (Durham, NC)
  • Elevation Baptist (Raleigh, NC)
  • Emily K Center (Durham, NC)
  • Faith Connections on Mental Illness (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • First Calvary Baptist (Durham, NC)
  • Freedom House (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • Global Scholars Academy (Durham, NC)
  • Grace Bible Fellowship (Cary, NC)
  • Grace Presbyterian (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • Hampton University Ministers’ Conference (Hampton, VA)
  • Healthy Start Academy (Durham, NC)
  • Holland Chapel AME Zion (Apex, NC)
  • Immaculata Catholic School (Durham, NC)
  • Ivy Community Center (Durham, NC)
  • Jack and Jill (Durham, NC Chapter)
  • John Umstead Hospital (Butner, NC)
  • Marine and Family Programs (Havelock, NC)
  • Monument of Faith Church of God of Prophecy (Durham, NC)
  • Morehead Avenue Baptist (Durham, NC)
  • Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Morning Star Missionary Baptist (Durham, NC)
  • Mount Calvary United Church of Christ (Durham, NC)
  • Mount Level Missionary Baptist (Durham, NC)
  • Mount Rowell Baptist (Union County, SC)
  • NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness; Greensboro, NC)
  • Nevada Psychological Association (Reno, NV)
  • New Hope Association (Durham, NC)
  • North Carolina Central University Department of Psychology (Durham, NC)
  • North Carolina Psychological Association (Atlantic Beach, NC)
  • North Carolina State University Counseling Center (Raleigh, NC)
  • North Carolina Women’s Ministry Organization (Charlotte, NC)
  • North East Baptist (Durham, NC)
  • Nursing Leadership Conference (Antigua, West Indies)
  • Orange/Person/Chatham Area Health Program (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • Orange Grove Missionary Baptist (Durham, NC)
  • Palmetto Missionary Baptist Retreat (Myrtle Beach, SC)
  • Peace Missionary Baptist (Durham, NC)
  • Pleasant Hill United Church of Christ (Fuquay-Varina, NC)
  • Quail Ridge Books (Raleigh, NC)
  • Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA)
  • Reid Temple Black Family Conference (Glenn Dale, MD)
  • Scarborough Nursery (Durham, NC)
  • Scuppernong Books (Greensboro, NC)
  • Southside Church of Christ (Durham, NC)
  • St. Philips Episcopal (Durham, NC)
  • Today’s Woman Organization, Inc. (Durham, NC)
  • Unicorn Bereavement Center (Hillsborough, NC)
  • Union Baptist (Durham, NC)
  • United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-Department of Psychology
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—School of Law
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—School of Public Health
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—School of Social Work
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Durham, NC; Salisbury, NC)
  • Veterans for Benefits Justice (Durham, NC)
  • Wesley Memorial United Methodist (High Point, NC)
  • West Durham Baptist (Durham, NC)
  • White Rock Baptist (Durham, NC)
  • Wings of Eagles (Durham, NC)


Wednesdays at the Well

A Therapist Consultation Group Focused on the Integration of Spirituality and Mental Health Practices

Facilitated by Tonya D. Armstrong, Ph.D., M.T.S., Licensed Psychologist & Minister

Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month from 12:00-1:30 pm (September to May)

The group will meet at The Armstrong Center for Hope (Highgate Centre, 5315 Highgate Dr., Suite 102, Durham, 27713)

We will use a combination of the following approaches to facilitate dialogue:

  • Discussion of various theoretical frameworks and their views on spirituality
  • Case consultation
  • Readings that inform the integration of our spiritual and mental health practice
  • Reflection on how our own spiritual paths affect our clients

Open to all professionals and students in mental health disciplines Bring your lunch; drinks will be provided. There is no charge for participation! Please confirm your intent to participate by 5 pm the day before each meeting.

Office: (919) 418-1718
Fax: (919) 794-5715








Durham--New Hope Court

1502 W NC Hwy 54
Suite 403
Durham, NC 27707

Raleigh--North Quarter Office Park

8450 Falls of Neuse Rd
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27615