On March 23-27, 2011 GoodTherapy.org attended the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium in Washington D.C. It was a wonderful experience to step out from behind our computers and connect with current GoodTherapy.org members, partners, and presenters in person! During the conference, we made it our goal to spread the word about GoodTherapy.org’s mission for healthy psychotherapy to others involved with mental health field.
Psychotherapy Networker publishes news and information about therapy, mental health, and general challenges that psychotherapists face in maintaining their practice. Each year, the symposium hosts dozens of teaching faculty members who draw on the latest advances in psychotherapy to bring fresh perspectives and presentations to their colleagues in the field.
In addition, exhibitors like us connect therapists with not-for-profit organizations and groups looking to raise awareness about specific aspects of mental health. Resources and information abound, and Psychotherapy Networker stays true to its name, introducing organizations like GoodTherapy.org to individuals who are interested in perpetuating a healthy, positive approach to psychological problems.
The opportunity to connect with people who want to work to destigmatize therapy on an individual level is so valuable. We’re always grateful for these chances to be present in the psychotherapy community, and it is rewarding when we get to network and meet other people who are passionate about the mission and vision we’re putting forth.
We look forward to many more events where we can get to know therapists, learn about advancements in psychotherapy, and spread the word about the work we do to promote depathologizing therapy. Look for us at future conventions and conferences! You never know where GoodTherapy.org might show up, and we will usually have some cool stickers or buttons for those who come by our booth.
Check out the GoodTherapy.org Facebook page for pictures from the event!
© Copyright 2011 by By John Smith, therapist in Bellingham, Washington. All Rights Reserved. Permission to publish granted to GoodTherapy.org.