If you’ve been feeling a sense of vertigo lately, you’re not alone. And if you’ve been tempted to pull back and hunker down, waiting for all the turmoil to pass, you’ve got plenty of company. But, as therapists, we know that in uncertain times like these, the wisest course is to find the courage, inspiration, and the common purpose to work our way out of our shared dilemmas.
For more than three decades, the Symposium has been, for many of us, the embodiment of an ideal community—something between a four-day cram course on the field’s latest developments and Woodstock Nation (with room service and minus the mud). But as we were planning this year’s meeting, Breaking Through: New Possibilities in a Time of Uncertainty, we had a breakthrough of our own. We realized that, with today’s communications technologies, we can now take the Symposium to the next level, making it the starting point of an unparalleled experience of personal and professional enrichment that can extend through the entire year.
At this year’s meeting—and throughout this brochure—you’ll find information about the ways in which we’ve expanded our vision of the Psychotherapy Networker into a year-round online learning community. We call it “Networker Plugged-In,” a program of live, interactive online discussions and training events, an encyclopedic array of CE courses, and an exciting range of networking opportunities.
This year, even before the Symposium, you’ll be able to plug in online with other attendees—whether that means reconnecting with old acquaintances, expanding your professional network in your home community, or starting dialogues with like-minded therapists from around the country. After the Symposium, you’ll be able to further develop your skills by plugging into our new program of live Case Consultations with the masters of psychotherapy as well as our ever-expanding program of acclaimed Telecourses. It’s an excellent opportunity to maintain a learning connection with your favorite Symposium presenters and integrate fresh insights and ideas into your practice. Additionally, from the comfort of your home or office, the Networker’s brand new, groundbreaking series of live video webcasts will both keep on top of the key issues shaping the future of our profession and give you a chance to join in free-wheeling conversations with psychotherapy’s most creative thinkers and practitioners.
So we invite you to begin a transformative learning experience at this year’s Symposium and then plug in to a year-round process of networking, training, and exploration that can make 2010 a breakthrough year for you.