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Purpose of SEPI Regional Networks

The purpose of SEPI's Regional Network Program is to create and maintain forums for open, regular communication about psychotherapy integration among individuals in close geographical proximity. Getting to know colleagues in one's own area who share a common interest in psychotherapy integration can help provide a source of identity and mutual support as well as a vehicle for sharing clinical and research expertise. The person or persons who volunteer to organize the activities of each group are referred to as Regional Network coordinators, who are members of the SEPI Regional Network Committee, and meet each year at the annual SEPI conference.

Nature of SEPI Regional Networks

There tend to be at least two types of Regional Networks. Some are open to all interested mental health professionals in the area, and hold meetings on a more-or-less regular basis.  Coordinators starting new Regional Networks can obtain names and contact information for SEPI members in their geographical area from the Co-Chairs of the Regional Network Committee. Others can be added to the group via networking and suggestions from current members.

Other Regional Networks are already-existing groups of colleagues in professional institutes, clinics, or academic settings where a focus is on psychotherapy integration.  Some may have an affiliation to a specific integrative model or approach.

Regional Networks can engage in a variety of activities of interest to their members.  These can include workshops, case presentations, discussion groups, invited speakers, professional development seminars, peer supervision and case consultation, training programs, courses, conferences, and/or collaborative research. The Coordinators of Regional Networks keep members informed of events relevant to psychotherapy integration, encourage their members to join SEPI, and share information about the annual SEPI conference.

Functioning of SEPI Regional Networks

Regional Networks may establish official membership and minimal dues, or they may choose to organize more informally and cover costs through a small fee charged for attending each program to cover costs such as refreshments. Costs can be kept to a minimum by arranging free meeting space at a member's home or place of employment.

Membership in Regional Networks and attendance at programs are not restricted to SEPI members, although coordinators need to be members of SEPI.  Coordinators should help to inform their Regional Network members about SEPI and encourage them to join, as membership in SEPI has numerous benefits such as the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, The Integrative Therapist newsletter, lower conference registration fees, and access to the membership directory and other online resources.

Starting a New SEPI Regional Network

If you belong to a group that would like to be a SEPI Regional Network, or are considering forming a new Regional Network, please contact Tom Holman and Luis Botella (Co-Chairs of the SEPI Regional Network Committee) at tom@tomholman.com and lluisbg@blanquerna.url.edu.

Co-Chairs of the SEPI Regional Networks Committee

Luis Botella, Ph.D. (Co-Chair)

Professor
Department of Psychology
Ramon Llull University
Barcelona, Spain
Tom Holman, Ph.D. 

Tom Holman, Ph.D. (Co-Chair)

Faculty member, Washington School of Psychiatry
Faculty member, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
Private Practice
Montgomery Village, Maryland USA

 

Coordinators of the SEPI Regional Networks

NAME OF REGIONAL NETWORK
COORDINATOR EMAIL ADDRESS
Argentine Network of Integrative Psychotherapies (Buenos Aires)
Beatriz Gomez
beatrizgomez@fibertel.com.ar
Austria SEPI Regional Network (Krems)


Chilean Institute of Integrative Psychotherapy (Santiago)
Roberto Opazo
icpsi@icpsi.cl
Hellenic SEPI Regional Network (Limassol, Cyprus)  Kyriakos Platrites cypruspsychotherapy@yahoo.com
Turkish Cypriot SEPI Regional Network (Nicosia-Lefkosa) Erdem Akgun erdem.akgn@gmail.com
Society for Psychotherapy Integration - Czech Republic (Havlíčkův Brod)
Jan Roubal
jan.roubal.cz@gmail.com
Prague SEPI Regional Network (Prague) Magdalena Frouzová magdalena.frouzova@cmail.cz
Ecuador SEPI Regional Network (Quito)
Lucio Balarezo
luciobalarezo@hotmail.com
Egyptian SEPI Regional Network (Alexandria) Ahmed Rady dr_ahmed_rady@yahoo.fr
France SEPI Regional Network (Paris) Maximilien Bachelart bachelart.maximilien@gmail.com
Italian SEPI Regional Network (Bergamo) Angelo Compare prof.angelocompare@gmail.com
Japanese Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (Tokyo)
Tetsuo Fukushima
te2fuku@yahoo.co.jp
Norway/Sweden SEPI Regional Network Birgitta Elmquist  (Stockholm) birgitta@elmquistmail.se
  Björn Philips  (Linköping) bjorn.philips@liu.se
  Marit Råbu  (Oslo) mariraa@psykologi.uio.no
Portuguese Group for Psychotherapy Integration (Lisbon)
António Branco Vasco
brancov@netcabo.pt
  Joana Fojo Ferreira joanafojo.ferreira@gmail.com
Spanish SEPI Regional Network (Barcelona)
Luis Botella
lluisbg@blanquerna.url.edu
Swiss SEPI Regional Network (Lausanne)
Ueli Kramer
ueli.kramer@chuv.ch
Psychotherapy Institute of Turkey (Darıca)
Tahir Özakkaş
ozakkas@psikoterapi.com
Uruguay SEPI Regional Network (Montevideo)
Margarita Dubourdieu
margadub@gmail.com
Washington, DC Area SEPI Regional Network
Tom Holman
tom@tomholman.com
SEPI Regional Network at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Todd Favorite
tfavor@umich.edu
Texas SEPI Regional Network (Denton, Texas)
Jeff Harris
jharris18@twu.edu
New York SEPI (New York, New York)
Jill Bresler
drjbresler@gmail.com

 

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