Complementary Therapists Association - Forums
Posted by Ann Elizabeth Barker, Oct 3 2013 6:23AM

Please do not use forums to advertise courses.

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Hello colleagues,
The forums tend to be full of adverts for courses and workshops, which I find very useful as I'm sure you do, yet this is posted

Please do not use forums to advertise courses.

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and when I try and post my one day workshop I get it returned to me as denied.

Where is the "Professional help when you need it"

Any comments apreciated
Angela Rawlins
Oct 3 2013 7:28AM
Hi, adverts should be put on the relevant forum for them. The usual group forum is for therapists to ask for assistance etc and for the local group co ordinate to communicate with group members.

I find that I am getting lots of irrelevant adverts which fill up my emails and time. They are much better under a separate forum do members can find what they need.
Nicki Lee
Oct 3 2013 9:25AM
Angela, what would be the forum for advertising courses? I don't think there is one, but it's a good idea.
Ann Elizabeth Barker
Oct 3 2013 9:30AM
As far as I can see you can only advertise CThA approved courses, and you have to pay to get them approved, which is why most people just put them up on the regular forums and chance it. I think there should be a free way of doing this, but CThA do not agree. Personally I don't feel I get my moneys worth and am considering switching to another association.
Angela Rawlins
Oct 3 2013 9:59AM
Well, I can see The CThA's point on unapproved courses. Having been caught out in the past, having paid a considerable amount if money to find the course worthless to me:(

I feel, if they are not approved, they should be called 'workshops, because the attendee will not be able to say they have an approved certificate in it an enhance their status.
To have to pay for approval is right, because someone has to investigate the course to see if the standards are up to the requirement needed.

I am a coordinator and really don't want myself or members inundated.

I hope this doesn't upset your plans, but you could ring the CThA and ask for them to put on a specific forum
Vilas Chauhan
Oct 4 2013 4:32PM

The CThA does not allow any courses to be posted on the forums.

The correct procedure for advertising courses on the CThA website is to submit them for approval via - just follow the instructions on this page.

Kind regards

Ann Elizabeth Barker
Oct 4 2013 4:50PM
The CThA may not allow courses to be advertised, but 90% of all the messages that come through to me are for courses. I have no problem with that. But just because a course is not approved by CThA, that does not mean that it is not accredited by other bodies.
Angela Rawlins
Oct 4 2013 5:22PM
Hi Ann

Of course that may be so, but they are not accredited with the CThA and that is the point. The other associations may have different requirements.

The reason that the course advertisements were blocked is because people were not taking notice of the Do not post courses on the group forums. I get a lot of emails and I have to check every one to see if it might be a member trying to obtain help in some way.

If the course is accredited by the CThA, then it can be listed in the magazine and also hopefully on the appropriate section of this site.
Angela Rawlins
Oct 4 2013 5:25PM
See the heading 'Education'

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