We understand that the last thing you need is another account, another password, another silo of information, another thing to learn.
We tried to build this community using LinkedIn Groups, but unfortunately it's not as good as it used to be and real discussions are rare.
So...while we were initially reluctant to suggest Slack...after we used it for 24 hours the potential for real conversations became clear.
How Do I Use Slack?
Once you've joined our workspace you can access Slack from your web browser here
or on your mobile or desktop by downloading the app here.
If you've never tried Slack before you might feel a bit lost when you first log in. That's how we felt...because it was hard to understand what Slack was supposed to be.
We view it kind of like a forum mixed in with instant messaging and file sharing. It's actually really easy to use. All you need to know to get up and running is right here in these short video tutorials.
Communicating With Channels
Slack was initially created for businesses and their teams...so their videos tend to use language like "marketing teams" and "engineering".
However, over time online communities have migrated on to slack as they saw it could be a great tool for non-business users as well.
The core concept of Slack is based around "channels". Just think of them as forums...so we've got one called Homework, one called Blended Therapy etc.
Notifications In Slack
Sometimes you might want to be right on top of a conversation. Other times you don't want to be disturbed.
You can easily manage it all with Notifications.
Messaging In Slack
One of the best things about using Slack is the relationships you can form with your colleagues.
You can choose to hold your conversations on channels for all to see, or move them over to a direct message.
Searching In Slack
Looking for something in particular? Here's how you can easily find it.
Sharing Files In Slack
One of the goals of the "Between Therapy Sessions" is to help share best practices and save you time where ever possible.
Sharing your files with your colleagues is a great way to help make that happen.