The Capital Networking Group

The Capital Networking Group

The Capital Networking Group is a collaboration of over 1,000 professionals nationwide, working together to help those suffering with mental health, substance abuse and addiction issues.

We believe in working together to help our clients and patients receive the help they need in as unbiased a way as possible.

The Capital Networking Group Listserv began on December 10, 2010 with a few names of professionals who wanted to keep connection with each other. Today, the listserv has over 1,000 members and is growing strong.

This listserv includes addiction and mental health professionals of all kinds from around the country and even one internationally who share resources, help each other find the right placements for their patients/clients, toss around important issues, invite each other to valuable events and much more.

Joining The Capital Networking Group Listserv

Joining the Listserv is easy: go to the “Contact Us” tab on the website (, fill out the form and let us know that you’d like to become a member. You will then be sent an invitation to Join the Group from Yahoo Groups. All you have to do is hit REPLY to the email and then SEND it – that’s all and you are in. Once you do that, you will receive an email welcoming you to the Listserv and telling you how to use this wonderful resource.

Become a Member

Follow the link to learn more about Capital Networking Group and become a Listserv member.

Capital Networking Group Listserv Guidelines


Subject Line Guidelines:

ALWAYS include the City AND State in the subject line of all emails that relate to anything geographical.

ALWAYS make sure subject line is CLEAR and CONCISE. Give us as much information in the subject line as you can so that we can decide whether the email is relevant to us.

2) To REPLY ALL or NOT……the answer is ALWAYS NOT.

Please make sure that if you are replying to an email on the ListServ, you Reply ONLY to the person sending the email and NOT to the entire ListServ. This cuts down dramatically on the extraneous emails for all of us.

3) Do not include your comments as an attachment – include them directly in the body of the email. This will help you get more responses. Try not to make folks work too hard to get the information you are conveying.

4) Always sign your name (first and last). PLEASE. Let us know who you are. We like that and we cannot always tell by the email address what your name is.


6) Postings should NEVER include judgmental comments about any individual or facility. All such commentary should be done offline.

7) Advertising Policy:

a) Any member may post notices about services for clients or professionals, but should be done judiciously, as this is not an advertising forum.

b) Members looking for jobs, office space, etc. may post queries. Responses, however, should be made only to the sender and not to the entire listserv.

c) CE opportunities may be posted; please be careful not to post too often.

d) Blogs and articles of interest may be posted, but sparingly, and please put BLOG or ARTICLE in the subject line of the email.

My objective for this Listserv is to better serve our patients and clients, to help with resources for them and for us as professionals, to exchange information and to do it all with grace and care. We all receive so many emails and the best way to streamline how many you get from CNG is to follow these guidelines closely. I want it to be easy to discriminate about where to read the email or not from the subject line which is why I want them so concise.

Thank you so much for your participation in CNG. You help to make it the great resource that it is and continue to help it grow.

Thank you,
Susan Berlin, LICSW,CASAC
Capital Networking Group Founder and Listserv Moderator
ListServ Email:

Monthly Networking Luncheon


On the first Friday of every month, The Capital Networking Group provides wonderful opportunities to connect and network with local and national behavior health treatment providers.
If you want to “spread the word” about the kind of work you do; explore available resources; understand how others might help you in your practice; and look for collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships, this event delivers the way to do it all.


The Capital Grille
5310 Western Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD
(Parking is free with validation in the Bloomingdales Parking Garage)


$30.00 per person (cash only)
Please see Shayna to pay at the luncheon.


12 noon to 1:30 pm – the first Friday of every month
Please be on time so that we can stay on schedule!


Invaluable Exposure. You will find a wide array of professionals with whom to build relationships – those who are in a practice, interventionists, educational consultants, representatives from hospitals, and treatment providers.

Ours is a business of being known by the community in which we work. You will be able to introduce yourself to the group with a short (1 minute or less) elevator speech about your services. Lunch will allow you to start building closer relationships and friendships.

Inexpensive Advertising. You can bring business cards and brochures to distribute to the group. Monthly sponsors, who pick up the costs of appetizers and chocolate covered strawberries for dessert, will be given extra time to present and can have access to audio visual equipment, if needed.

Networking Opportunities. In our work, nothing can expand our business more than getting to know people and people getting to know us. Each luncheon provides you with the opportunity to discover who might help you in your work and how you might help them in theirs.

 Please Note

You must RSVP. We have limited space for only 30, so hurry up and let us know!
Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Shannon Harris ( and Shayna Daghigh (
will be your hostesses with the mostesses. Fun fact: Shannon and Shayna started their friendship at a Capital Networking luncheon in 2013 and are still fast friends. You can create truly remarkable personal and professional relationships attending these get-togethers.

Become a Member

Follow the link to learn more about Capital Networking Group and become a Listserv member.