An Antidote to Professional Isolation

Today, more than ever, we’re all aware of the occupational hazards of our trade. Wherever we practice, we know the daily pressure to see more clients in less time, with less opportunity to talk about our cases, develop our skills, and give each other the kind of support our demanding craft requires. That’s why we want to extend an invitation to the 36th annual Networker Symposium, “The Therapist’s Craft: Healing Connection in a Digital World,” coming this March 21-24 in Washington, D.C.

But why make a pilgrimage to the Symposium in spite of all the good reasons to save money and stay away?

To be sure, there’s no conference that offers a greater range of workshops (over 175 in all) taught by more of the most respected figures in our field (over 100 of the Best of the Best), but there’s something beyond that.

In our digital age, there’s still the age-old irreducible human need for direct eyeball-to-eyeball, voice-to-voice, hand-to-hand contact. The Symposium is our chance to come out of the isolation of all-too-private practices and experience ourselves as part of a larger profession. There’s a special spark and opening to inspiration that comes with being in the actual, physical presence of keynoters, presenters, and, of course, 3500 fellow therapists.

So please listen to this video in which Rich Simon—Editor of the Psychotherapy Networker—describes this unique opportunity to learn about the latest advances in our field and experience the renewal that comes from being part of a true Community of Practice.

Welcome to the 2013 Networker Symposium!

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One Response to An Antidote to Professional Isolation

  1. Linda says:

    Hi Rich –
    Love your products. Have participated in some and find them most helpful and well rounded. I REALLY enjoy downloading the transcripts of the video sessions – I can read through them more quickly and then go the video if I want a deeper experience. Thanks!
    On the flip side of this praise, I have what I hope will be considered “contructive” criticism. There is a LOT on info on your websites and I appreciate that. However, I frequently find myself paging repeatedly before finding what I am seeking – or I give up.
    I was interested in the symposium and quickly thumbed through several pages before I saw the basics – i.e., name, date, place – and then it was embedded in text – i.e., I had to read vs. glance at text. I did see it on one page, but because it was embedded, I was not sure if that info was an element of another event or actually the info I sought. Now I may very well have hit pages where it was listed, but flipped thru too fast, or I may have totally missed what was right before my eyes (it is before 7am)… but when trying to quickly find fairly significant data or links on your website, frustration is a repeated theme with me. In the current case, a banner/runner at the top of each page related to the symposium with the most basic of data would inform someone, no matter the page they hit.
    Related to this is a similar situation that is exemplified right here as I write this – I have no idea if I am writing to you or posting to a board…. Above it says “your email address will not be published…” but will the message I am leaving be? Unclear who my “audience is.” A short description of the purpose of this “Leave a Reply” feature – and other aspects of your website – would be helpful.
    Hope this helps.

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