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On the outs with INET

Posted in Personal by Will on Tuesday, February 20th, 2007 ~ 4pm

One of my last things I did when the John Mack Institute was reducing or eliminating its activities in early 2005 was to set up an online database of therapists; this was a way of ensuring that referral assistance similar to that which the John Mack Institute had offered would continue in another form.

The INET system (“International Network of Experiencer Therapists”) was rather nice, and several organizations signed on. Occasionally a new therapist contacts me to have themselves added in to the system, but generally INET does not seem to get much activity (though I am not privvy to how much activity it gets, since the organizations using it do not have to report on how much use they are getting from it).

Today I’ve decided I don’t want to continue the system any more, or at least, I do not want to take part in administering it any longer. What discouraged me? I got a request from someone today, and I sent them the listings for their state, which were sparse. And then they wrote back with some mopey shit about how they didn’t want to have to travel to a therapist’s office, nor did they want to evaluate different therapists to find one that suited them. (A set of excuses). I felt sympathy, so I encouraged them to make that effort.

And got a snarky reply back.

So, never mind. I won’t reply to INET inquiries any more. People can continue to contact the representatives of other organizations that use INET, but it is no longer something I want to do.

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  1. Amy said,

    on April 10th, 2007 at 12:24 am

    Oh Please… just because someone has borderline personality disorder, doesn’t mean you should stop trying. Next time they call, give them the psychic smack upside the head, tell them to “get a life” and then hang up.

    I swear, this tactic works. And you’ll feel better, too.
    More able to help the next person.

  2. Kathy Kit Vaquilar said,

    on October 21st, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    I don’t blame you at all for your reaction. It can get tiring.

    INET was too private for anyone in the public to know about it for much activity, but even I have been out of the loop.

    Just catching up with folks again after a long time.

    Cheers, Kit

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