Northern Therapeutic Network
In collaboration with the Department of Psychology, University of Sunderland
Who is it for?
The new network is known as the Northern Therapeutic Network (NTN) and it will provide information and support to qualified and trainee practitioners working in the fields of:
- psychological therapies
- psychotherapy or
- any other helping professions where psychological intervention is an important part of the work, for example: Doctors, Nurses, Teachers, Social Workers, etc.
The Network is open to any organisation or individual from the public, private or voluntary sector involved or with an interest in the provision of counselling services and psychological therapies.
What is the purpose of the Network?
The Advisory Committee agreed that the purpose of the Network should be to offer support for professional development (CPD) to:
- encourage collaborative working and facilitate networking
- improve communication between different practitioners and stakeholders
- raise the profile of the talking therapies in the region and to bring regional resources together.
How will the Network fulfil this?
By providing activities such as:
- a programme of seminars and guest lectures
- regular training events
- forums for debate and discussion of professional issues
- an interactive Network website
- sharing best practice through special interest groups, meetings, newsletters and the website
- the opportunity for practitioners to participate in Group Supervision and consultation
- collaborative research projects
- awareness-raising events for different current issues, as for example: Mental health, trauma, etc.
What will it cost?
A number of suggestions have been put forward regarding how the Network and its events could be funded, for example: annual membership fees/funding by interested sponsors/charging fees for individual events. Whilst no final decisions have yet been taken it is the Advisory Committee's intention that the cost for events organised by the Network should be easily affordable.
For the events arranged so far it is intended to charge £20 for public lectures and £100 for a full day workshop (to include lunch). This is however open to review depending on the event.