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The Self-help/ Mutual Support interest group is an international organization of researchers, self-help leaders, and policy makers that 1) promotes research and action related to self-help/ mutual support groups and related initiatives; and 2) provides a forum for interested researchers, self-helpers, and service providers to communicate and network.
Information about joining and contributing
We invite you to join in the group's activities, use the self help resources linked here, and to contact co-chairs Alicia Lucksted (Aluckste@psych.umaryland.edu) and Greg Townley (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
The interest group holds quarterly phone meetings to meet each other, exchange ideas, and at which anyone may request up to 30 min for peer input about a self-help / mutual assistance project they are working on (or wanting to). The other half of the meeting is spent discussing interest group projects, ongoing and new. Please plan to attend! Its great to learn from, and if you are interested in signing up to get help on your project, please contact us.
We also encourage you to join the interest group listserv. Just send an email to listserv@LISTSERV.UTORONTO.CA with the text, "SUBSCRIBE SLFHELP-L YourFirstname YourLastname" in the body of the email.
Or visit the following website to subscribe: https://listserv.utoronto.ca/cgi-bin/wa?A0=SLFHLP-L
Finally, the interest group has a column in The Community Psychologist. We encourage you to submit pieces related to self-help and mutual support. It's a great outlet for editorials and a variety of practice, research, education, and other projects. Please email us to propose or submit an article. Submissions are needed!
Link to TCP: http://www.scra27.org/documents/tcp
Call for paper proposals for a special issue of the American Journal of Community Psychology on Community Psychology and Community Mental Health: A Call for Reengagement!