In December 2009, the International Center for Clinical Excellence was officially launched. From our booth at the Evolution of Psychotherapy conference, the international web-based community “went live,” adding hundreds of members in a few days. By April, as I reported in my blog, over 1000 clinicians, researchers, policy makers, and adminsitrators had joined the site, making it the largest organization in the world dedicated to improving the quality and outcome of behavioral healthcare. And now, just shy of a year, the ICCE community is fast approaching 2000 members!
Unlike traditional list-serves dependent on email, limited to a single topic, and often hobbled by irrelevant chatter between participants, the ICCE community uses the latest web 2.0 technology to connect behavioral health practitioners from around the globe. On the site, clinicians can start a discussion group, upload documents, view videos by the field’s most effective practitioners, and seek counsel regarding their most difficult and challenging questions from a group of experts from around the world.
Right now, members are discussing the recent ACE conference, research on the therapeutic alliance, what the literature says about achieving one’s personal best as a clinician, plus much, much more. If you’re not yet a member, nows the time to join. It’s free. No cost whatsoever to join and you won’t be bombarded with adds for books, webinars, videos, or training. Look forward to meeting you online!