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Focal Point Rules & Guidelines [SIGN AFTER REGISTERING]

Post by JoshMain on Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:30 am

Focal Point Rules & Guidelines
(Update 13th January 2016)

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SIGN THIS FORM BY COMMENTING USING THE FOLLOWING FORMAT

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[color=#FF0000]I understand and agree to the rules & regulations of using Focal Point, that are posted above.

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Section 1:

An opinion is an opinion.
Disagree with someone’s post? challenge it respectfully without aabusing the member. Insults will not be tolerated and will result in the users account being suspended or terminated.

Treat others how you would like to be treated.
If you come across a new member having problems with technical website things that you know how to handle, then why not politely share your knowledge and help them out? Remember when you were a new member and you were asking for help? Return the favour for them.

Respect members personal information.
Never post your or anyone else’s personal information in the public forum (phone number, email address, mailing address, etc.) and never ask others for their personal info. Posts requesting personal info will be removed. This includes, but is not limited to, communications that ask for personal information such as email address, address, telephone numbers, etc. Please use the PM function when submitting any of your own personal details to other members but still exercise care and common sense as we will not take any responsibility in the way your information is used by other members you have chosen to share with.


Section 2:

Spam
Spam is not tolerated on this forum. If any member is found conducting this matter they will be removed immediately.

Spam includes: posting your topic more then once, bumping your own posts, advertising in non-related forums. If you chose to spam, your account and your post(s) will be deleted. If you are unsure if your post(s) are spam please PM a moderator. We are here to help.

Use the search button before posting
Before posting a thread, it is recommended that you use the search button to avoid multiple threads being posted about the same subject. Our search button is located on the top toolbar between "FAQ" and "Memberlist".
You can also use our advanced search feature by clicking here.

Posting and Linking Images
All users may link or post images into the forum. When posting an image please attach the image to the post, by doing this the server will upload the image and create a thumbnail (a smaller version of the picture). By following this process it will keep the forum running efficiently as it will decrease image loading times. By clicking on the thumbnail users will be able to download the full size photo if needed.

By doing this you will not be breaching copyright rules with the image owner/host. Otherwise if the photo is not copyrighted or you own it simply upload it to our photo gallery.
A hot linking image, using the [img] tags, not only uses the host’s bandwidth but can later cause images to be broken [X] as we have no control over images that are not hosted on our servers.


Section 3:

Do not

- Post threads in CAPS as they will be deleted.

- Post using GIANT FONTS with ugly colours.


- Post threads about questions that have already been answered in earlier threads. Use the search button.

- Quote the entire message that you're responding to, only the pertinent passage.

Section 4: COUNSELLOR GUIDELINES

Advisors/listeners are not allowed to expose any personal information from any of their clients. However, if we realise you may be at risk of suicide or any danger, we may use some information off your file to investigate & solve the problem. Any advisors exposing information will be removed from the site immediately.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Not all listeners on this site are licensed counsellors, although, we do provide training.

If any listener/advisor is found to be abusing or treating clients in an unacceptable manner, you will be removed as an advisor.. Or even banned from the site.
We are strict on our guidelines and anyone who does not abide by them will face severe consequences.



Section 5: AGREEMENT

How our service works

The service we provide is a completely free & non-profit organization created strictly to help those who are in need of someone to speak to, when professionally paid counseling services is not an option.  Please note that our service is not a professional, qualified & licensed counseling service, but instead a service filled with trained volunteer advisors & listeners that dedicate their time to talk, comfort & support people who are suffering from mental illness such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family issues, ASD, ADD, ADHD, OCD, drug & alcohol problems and many more.  We strongly would like to state that not all of our listeners/advisors have qualifications or licenses that specialize in certain mental illnesses, but instead, the help & support provided by them are driven by personal experience, research or nothing but dedication to supporting and comforting another person by being a good friend and person to talk and vent to when in need.  When you join our website, you will need to create an account before you start speaking to our listeners/advisors.  This is so our advisors & listeners can regularly check up on you to see how you’re coping, and also so they can keep a file with notes connected to your profile so they can “follow-up” on problems occurring on future sessions.  All of these files are kept confidential and only your assigned advisor/listener will have access to these files, unless you are at risk of harming yourself or another person.  Once you have completed the account creation process, you will then be assigned to an advisor/listener that will help you on your journey to happiness.  You have the opportunity to choose your own advisor/listener.  If you don’t  prefer a specific person, we will automatically assign an advisor/listener that best fits the problems you’re experiencing.  Once you have signed/understood this declaration & been assigned to an advisor/listener, you will be able to chat with your advisor/listener via our online chat platform.  Please note that some advisors do provide an email & SMS option of communication.


Nature of our support

As the client, I understand that the process of our service will involve learning to understand myself and assist in clarifying problems, goals and objectives. Focal Point only advise those whom they believe have the capacity to resolve their own challenges/situations/problems with the provided assistance. The process will follow a specific model, and although eclectic in nature, incorporates the concept of our assumptions and beliefs driving our self-talk, which in turn drives our emotions and then actions. Objectively examining the assumptions we have formed throughout life will allow clients to see whether these assumptions and beliefs are accurate or not.

Changing negative thought patterns then impacts on every other area of our life. The process of self-awareness, problem-solving and cognitive restructuring can, for certain clients, take some time to achieve. Some clients only join our site for online listening sessions to achieve their goals, while others may require sessions over an extended period of time. Most clients would need a minimum of 2-3 sessions to work through their issues/concerns. As a client, you are in complete control and may end the listening session (online chat, emails, SMS) and relationship with their advisor/listener at any point. Focal Point will be supportive of your decision. If our services are successful, you should feel that you are able to face life’s challenges in the future without further support or intervention. Focal Point believes that clients should feel change by at latest the third or fourth session. If not, we will happily refer you to another service.  Although the listening sessions may be very emotionally and psychologically intimate it is important for you to realize that the advising session relationship is strictly professional in nature. You will be best served during sessions to remember this and concentrate exclusively on your issues, concerns, problems and circumstances. I understand that anything my advisor/listener says to me is to be taken as merely a suggestion, which I am free to accept or reject. If at any time you are dissatisfied with the services of Focal Point, please discuss it with your advisor/listener. Should you require a referral to another professional service, your advisor/listener will discuss this with you. If you believe that any professional conduct is inappropriate, you may report your complaints to the founder of Focal Point by posting a complaint in the “Complaints” section of our website.


Data Collation

The outcome of our service will be objectively monitored through the use of various questionnaires. These are completed prior to the first session, in the last session, and every second visit during your time of therapy. Information gathered from this questionnaire is only seen by your advisor/listener, and will be shared with you, to monitor the effectiveness of the our service.  Data gathered will be used in ongoing research, measuring the effectiveness of our service process/intervention. Please note, no personal or identifying information of any kind is divulged or included, only statistical data. Your confidentiality and anonymity is assured.

If you are feeling suicidal, please contact a suicide hotline immediately.
Lifeline Australia - 13 11 14


By using our service and reading this form, you are agreeing to the above terms & conditions, and completely understand that not all volunteer advisors/listeners on our site are licensed or fully qualified, and are helping out of strictly nothing but kindness and a strong, caring mind with determination to help & support other people.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SIGN THIS FORM BY COMMENTING BELOW IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT

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Thank you for taking your time to read these rules and guidelines and we hope you enjoy Focal Point.
If you have any questions regarding the forum guidelines, please do not hesitate to post a thread.


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Re: Focal Point Rules & Guidelines [SIGN AFTER REGISTERING]

Post by JoshMain on Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:24 pm

Updated
Saturday, 6th of February, 2016.
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Re: Focal Point Rules & Guidelines [SIGN AFTER REGISTERING]

Post by JoshMain on Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:58 am

EXAMPLE

I understand and agree to the rules & regulations of using Focal Point, that are posted above.

Name: Josh Main

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Re: Focal Point Rules & Guidelines [SIGN AFTER REGISTERING]

Post by aniket31 on Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:45 am


I understand and agree to the rules & regulations of using Focal Point, that are posted above.

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Re: Focal Point Rules & Guidelines [SIGN AFTER REGISTERING]

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Post by Titanium on Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:18 pm


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Re: Focal Point Rules & Guidelines [SIGN AFTER REGISTERING]

Post by sunshine20 on Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:32 pm

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Re: Focal Point Rules & Guidelines [SIGN AFTER REGISTERING]

Post by beyondtheBlues on Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:19 am

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