Independent Practitioners Network

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Abbreviation: IPN



"The Independent Practitioners Network (previously the Independent Therapists Network) is an alternative structure for validating and monitoring therapists, counsellors, facilitators, and others in the field. It was founded in November 1994. Its central concept is that membership is by peer group: the members of each peer group (of at least five practitioners) stand by each others' work, and also by the work of at least two other member groups to which they are linked. In this way a web of self and mutual responsibility is woven, where loss of confidence in an individual or group will mean that links are withdrawn and their membership will lapse."

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