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The Networker is a small desktop publishing business privately operated by Hugh McPherson, ACSW. The goal of the Networker is to provide mental health services information to treatment professionals, social service organizations and the general community of Michigan. The Networker actively collects information about mental health services in the communities of Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Bay City, Detroit Metro, Flint, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Midland, Monroe & Saginaw and maintains and updates that information on a regular basis on this website.
      The Networker also provides a medium for practitioners and programs to communicate to each other effectively and inexpensively through advertisements and flyers included in mailings to Oakland & Washtenaw Counties. The Networker is mailed to 1500 mental health practictioners and referral sources in Oakland County every other month (January, March, May, July, September & November.) On the alternate months (February, April, June, August, October & December), a similar service is also provided to 1200 mental health practictioners in Washtenaw County.
     The Networker has been in operation since 1993 when the mailings to mental health professionals in Washtenaw County were begun. The Networker website has been in existence since 1997. Presently, there are listings of 400 psychotherapists, 50 therapy groups, 500 mental health agencies and access to approximately 4000 self-help groups on the Networker website.
     The Networker website also provides a number of unique professional resources for mental health practitioners: a listing of "must read" excerpts from important books and articles on psychotherapy, a topical compilation of recommended reading/viewing offered by hundreds of mental health practitioners in Michigan (This list is generated with a new topic as the focus each year.); and lastly, a compilation of poignant quotations on the topic of human behavior & psychotherapy that the Networker has been collecting for 10+ years.      
     Questions? Ask Hugh at networker@mhweb.org or (734) 761-8813.