Nan:2010-05-12-result-sci.psychology.psychotherapy.moderated

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From: Big-8 Management Board <board@big-8.org>
Subject: RESULT - sci.psychology.psychotherapy.moderated will be removed
Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 10:44:40 EDT
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                          RESULT
     sci.psychology.psychotherapy.moderated will be removed

The Last Call for Comments on 5 May 2010 initiated a five-day period
for final comments.  Following this comment period, the Big-8 Management
Board has decided by consensus to remove the newsgroup.

NEWSGROUPS LINE:

sci.psychology.psychotherapy.moderated	Practice of psychotherapy. Moderated


CHARTER:

Overview: Sci.psychology.psychotherapy.moderated (hereinafter "sppm")
exists as a forum for the discussion of psychotherapy. Anyone with an
interest in such discussion is welcome. This would include practitioners
of all types (psychologists, psychiatrists, marriage/family counselors,
social workers, etc.), students of therapy, and therapy clientele.

Appropriate and Inappropriate Posts: Some examples of topics
appropriate for discussion in sppm include (but are not limited to) the
following:

* a particular type of psychotherapy (e.g., cognitive-behavioral,
psychodynamic), or a comparison between two types. There will be no
restrictions on the types of therapeutic modalities that are appropriate
for discussion -- save for treatments that seem to have no obvious
connection to psychology (e.g., palm-reading, crystals). The latter will
not be accepted, unless a clear, plausible connection to psychology is
made.

* a particular psychological disorder (e.g., depression, eating
disorder)

* a particular psychological theory (e.g., object relations theory,
learning theory), as it relates to the material of therapy

* research relevant to psychotherapy

* psychopharmacological (drug) or other biological treatments, as they
relate to psychotherapy

* diagnostic issues

* therapist training and supervision

* ethical issues faced by therapists

* trends in practice (e.g., emerging or alternative modalities)

* the relationship between psychotherapy and other fields of inquiry
such as philosophy or religion (as long as the discussion remains
focused on psychotherapy)

* career issues (e.g., establishing a private practice, coping with
managed care) * business related directly to psychotherapy (e.g.,
employment opportunities, equipment for sale)

* case studies (if and only if client anonymity is ensured)

* announcements and reports of meetings, conferences, and newsletters,
including those put out by self-help organizations (please consider
posting or cross-posting these to sci.psychology.announce, however)

* requests for information about a specific problem. However, those
looking for exchanges characteristic of a support group should seek out
an actual support group, as sppm was not designed to serve that  
function.

The following are inappropriate for sppm, and posts containing them will
be rejected:

* personal attacks, including allegations of professional misconduct
(the latter should be brought to the attention of the appropriate
authorities)

* discussions which wander far from the topic of psychotherapy
(including spam)

* cross-posting to groups outside of the psychology topic area, unless
the reason for crossposting is evident (e.g., cross-posting to a sci.med
group when drug therapy is being discussed). Responses may be made to
the same groups or a subset thereof without further justification.

* gross violations of netiquette. These may include, for example,
excessive repetition -- defined as more than 90% quoted material, or
posting more frequently than once per month an article with more than
90% unchanged text (moderators may change these value in the future, if
they find them to be unsatisfactory) -- or chronic misattribution of
quoted text.


DISTRIBUTION:

This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

  news.announce.newgroups
  news.groups.proposals
  sci.psychology.psychotherapy.moderated
  sci.psychology.psychotherapy


PROPONENT:

Proponent: Tim McNamara <timmcn@bitstream.net> (one of eight  
moderators).

CHANGE HISTORY:

First proposal by Tim McNamara 2010-03-17, submitted to the
sci.psychology.psychotherapy.moderated moderator's mailing list.

Second proposal by Tim McNamara  2010-03-27, rejected due to needed
corrections in the RFD.

Third proposal by Tim McNamara 2010-03-29 with corrections.

Request for final discussion by Tim McNamara 2010-05-04.

Last call for comments 2010-05-05 by the Big Eight Management Board.


-- 
Alexander Bartolich and Martin Moleski, co-chairs of the Big 8 Management Board
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