From the Editor


From the Editor

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September/October 2010


Late adopter that I am, it doesn't seem like so long ago that, after many, many attempts to learn how, I finally sent out my first e-mail, whispered, "What hath God wrought!"—and then had to go lie down for a while. E-mail and Google got me through the door of the Internet Age, and I even learned to open an attachment. Until recently, that was as far as I was prepared to go, and I vowed that I'd never get involved with some damn thing called "Web 2.0," alias "social networking," a.k.a. "interactive community."

But then during the past several years, as you may have noticed, the world has continued to change at an ever-more head-spinning rate, and even I've had to stop and pay attention. It's become clearer and clearer that if the Networker is to extend its reach within the psychotherapy community, the print incarnation that you're reading right now—at least we hope you still actually read it—will take that reach only so far. We've had to recognize the pull and primacy of the new media.

As a result, we've developed a vast array of online offerings through our Networker Plugged-In programs, including real-time One-on-One interviews with the biggest names in the field, live Case Consultations, Telecourses, and Audio Courses. (See psychotherapynetworker.org.) As we've gotten better at doing it, and as therapists have warmed to the world of Web 2.0, we've felt the heady exhilaration of hosting web events that draw hundreds, sometimes thousands, of…

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