AngTherapist.com 2007: The Year That Was

What a year it has been for AngTherapist.com! And we couldn’t have done it without your continued support and readership. :)

If you haven’t been able to browse around the site for previous articles, now is the time to do it. We’ve made your work a little easier by drawing up this summary of articles that we have written for the year 2007. No need to do all that digging around in the archives because we’ve just made your life a little simpler. 😀

August 2007

September 2007  

October 2007 

November 2007 

December 2007 

And what a mighty long list that was! We hope you found something of interest to you. Happy reading and may you have a peaceful and fruitful 2008! Cheers! :)

Holiday Greetings

Merry Christmas to all our readers!

Today is a very special day so let’s do away with all the professional stuff, shall we? The people here at AngTherapist.com has put together a simple video presentation dedicated to all Filipino therapists. It isn’t much but we hope you enjoy watching this wherever you might be at this moment.

Please visit our forum for acknowledgements.

Let’s chat!

So, how did your weekend go? Mine was still busy, having added a new feature to the discussion board. If you’re a regular visitor to the site, then you must have noticed the CHAT tab in the menu bar of our forum. Yes, we now have a chatroom for registered members who are into real-time discussions. :)

chatroom screenshot
Chatroom Screenshot

There are lots of wonderful features in our newly integrated chatroom, including a fully customizable interface to suit whatever mood you’re in and graphic avatars for users who log in. It’s so neat, it can even distinguish between male and female users (based on your forum profile). Get into it now with other forum members and experience it for yourselves. Then you’ll know what I’m talking about. Do let us know though if you encounter any problems while you’re giving it a go so we can look into it at once. 😀

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On a more serious note, somebody has called my attention to the posting of our articles in an egroup without (!) citing AngTherapist.com as their source. It irks me that somebody can just easily copy and paste these original articles without acknowledging the author. Friends, we don’t mind you disseminating information found on this site to your colleagues but please have the decency to name your source and not try to claim it as one of your own. 

I have said the following in an earlier post but I will say it once again.

We don’t mind you sharing articles from this site. But please don’t forget to mention where you got the article from. All of the articles written here are original, except of course for seminar announcements. If you see something in quotes, those are the ones we got from other sources, which, as much as possible, we try to acknowledge as well.

And as to the ‘fair use’ of copyright, take note of the following guidelines:

(1) PERFORMANCE: the work must have been lawfully made accessible to the public and the use must only be made in private and free of charge
(2) QUOTATIONS: the work must have been lawfully made accessible to the public; the source and name of author must be named (Art. 10(1), Berne Convention)
(3) REPRODUCTION OF NEWS, etc.: if only for information purposes with source clearly indicated (Art. 10bis(1), Berne Convention)
(4) INCLUSION BY WAY OF ILLUSTRATION: for teaching purposes with source and name of author clearly indicated (Art. 10(2), Berne Convention)
(5) CRITICISM, COMMENT, NEWS REPORTING, TEACHING, SCHOLARSHIP, RESEARCH

Source: International Laws on Copyright (FAQs)

I hope that is clear enough for everyone. Alright, back to regular programming. Have a wonderful week ahead! :)

Formal Launch

We formally launched this website last Friday, the 31st of August, with a massive barrage of emails to online communities in the hopes of gaining wider readership from fellow Filipino therapists from around the world. I was trying not expect a lot of response from the promotion of AngTherapist.com but I was so relieved to see the jump in visitor count and feed subscribers over the weekend.

If you’re one of those who have received news about AngTherapist.com, we’d like to thank you for clicking on that link and browsing through our site. We are thoroughly overwhelmed and grateful! In return, we promise to give our very best in making this site worthy of your continued support.

AngTherapist.com, being new in the world wide web, is still a work in progress. We are striving to find ways to improve it even more for the benefit of our readers.  Our vision is to provide the best source of information and web community to therapists in the Philippines and abroad. That is why we like to hear from you. This is your community. It will build on the experiences you share and the friendships you establish. 

Site Features
If you’ve noticed, we have several features here that help make the site more comprehensive. I’ve also added a few new ones over the weekend to make it more user-friendly.

Discussion Board
For more interactive and in-depth discussion of a variety of topics, we have set up a forum for all those interested. Of course, you can still post your comments here in the blog but if you want to be in the company of colleagues and friends and talk about just anything under the sun, head on over to the discussion board and register to be a member.

Share This
Some of the posts in this blog may be worth sharing to other people that you know who might find it also interesting. You can click on the Share This link at the end of each entry and from there, you’re given several options on how to distribute the information that you want. This can be done through email  or if you’re a blogger yourself, you can bookmark it and talk about it on your site.

Please don’t forget to mention where you got the article from. All of the articles written here are original, except of course for seminar announcements. If you see something in quotes, those are the ones we got from other sources, which, as much as possible, we acknowledge as well.

Popularity Rating
This is a tiny piece of information placed at the footer of each article. It shows how popular the article is with the readers based on the frequency of views.

Contact Us
As this website is fairly new, we are very open to your comments and suggestions on how to benefit the readers more. If you’ve got a neat idea to share, please don’t hesitate to let us know about it. Here’s how:

  • Type them in our comments section in the blog;
  • Leave a shout-out in our guestbook.
  • Post it in the forum.
  • Or if you want to do it in private, send us an email.

If you want us to feature anything related to our profession, feel free to email us as well. We are accepting original articles, announcements of seminars, job vacancies, and other important events.

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