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the best possible experience for all listserv members, we have established
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ongoing conversation. Listserv discussions should be limited to these topics.
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should be oriented towards increasing the
knowledge base of psychologists. The list serve
is a forum for sharing information and community
building. It is a place where differences of
opinion can be aired with courtesy and respect,
rather than through personal attack. The
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conversation, not to create contention.
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guidelines are subject to continual editing and updating as needed. Changes will
be announced on the list as they are made. Comments related to these guidelines
may be directed to the CNYPA Board of Directors.
*Please note: We have adapted these guidelines from the guidelines of the