NCCBT Network Google Group Guidelines

All members of the Northern California CBT (NCCBT) Network are automatically invited to join the NCCBT Network Google Group, and we hope you find it a beneficial professional resource.

Due to the size of our membership and the number of posts on the Google Group each day, we have created an important list of guidelines to promote useful and respectful interaction among our members:

  • To post or respond to posts publicly, you must be an NCCBT Network member who practices, researches, studies, teaches, or is interested in learning more about CBT. Posting for a colleague or someone within your practice is discouraged unless it benefits the membership (i.e., an office rental space is available) and is related to our stated mission.

  • Be courteous, constructive, and encouraging. Discussions on the Google Group are intended to stimulate conversation. Although differences of opinion are welcome, please express your thoughts and opinions in a professional and concise manner. Offer comments that are collegial in tone, without unprofessional behavior or hostility. Libel (written information intended to harm another person's reputation) and slander (falsely spoken information which damages another) are prohibited.

  • Defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal content is strictly prohibited on the NCCBT Network Google Group. Please use caution. The Google Group postings are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws.

  • Please be sensitive to cultural, religious, and racial issues.

  • Consolidate multiple messages into one and keep messages as brief as possible (e.g., only "repost" essential text from previous postings, eliminate long signatures).

  • Use "subject" lines that are as brief and informative as possible. If posting a referral request, include the word “referral” or “ISO” (in search of) in the subject line.

  • When responding to a NCCBT Network Google Group post, please do not “reply to all” unless the content is of broad interest. If you are responding to a referral request, please backchannel with the individual who posted the email.

  • When a member posts a referral request for a clinician who meets specific criteria (e.g., accepts insurance, is in a particular geographic region), please do not respond if you do not meet the requested criteria.

  • When posting a referral request or clinical matters, please maintain client confidentiality and include the minimum amount of information needed to meet the needs of the referral (e.g., male in his 30s seeking CBT in the Rockridge Oakland area for panic attacks).

  • If you are working towards licensure and are being supervised by a licensed clinician, please identify yourself as a pre-licensed member and list your supervisor’s name and license number whenever you post on the Google Group.

  • Posts announcing workshops, symposia, and other professional educational opportunities must meet the following criteria: 1) one or more of the presenters must be an NCCBT Network member; 2) the topic must cover CBT-related treatment, assessment, or research, or cover methodological research approaches, or cover training or supervision of CBT. Please refrain from repeated announcements of the same event. Please post as PDF vs. posting entire flyer.

  • Marketing groups, marketing firms and companies attempting to grow their databases are not permitted to join NCCBT Network or post.

  • Do not add the Google Group email address or NCCBT’s general email address to any databases or email platforms such as Mailchimp. The Google Group is not an appropriate place to send mass distribution emails (e.g., practice newsletters) or for any contact referral connection emails (Alignable, LinkedIn).

  • Please do not post any information or material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner.

  • Do not collect members’ contact information or email addresses for any purpose.

  • Under no circumstances may NCCBT Network Google Group members discuss pricing issues or any issues that would violate antitrust laws (e. g., a discussion of hourly fees is not permitted because it may violate antitrust law).

  • Financial solicitations of any kind are not permitted.

  • NCCBT Network reserves the right to remove your posts and your email from the Google Group should we determine that your posts do not adhere to our guidelines.

  • If you are ever uncertain if content is appropriate for the NCCBT Network Google Group, please consult with Katherine Schulz and/or Sasha Soykin at before posting.

  • Do not send administrative messages such as "remove me from the list" through the Google Group.

  • If you wish to unsubscribe, email with “Unsubscribe from Google Group” and you will be removed within 7 days if not sooner.

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