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Child Abuse Reporting Phone Numbers

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We all know that Therapists are mandated reporters of child abuse. Every therapist should have a child abuse reporting phone number handy. This posts provides a National number and most state child abuse reporting phone numbers.

Numbers Every Therapist Should Know

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Every therapist loves free resources and I've got some great free resources for you in this post. This is information you can really use! I've searched the internet and pulled together some phone numbers every therapist should know. [...]

How to Know When to Refer

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Unfortunately we can’t be well-rounded enough to be competent to treat ever population and every disorder. The only people who might be able to do that have been in practice 25 to 30 years. If you’re new to private practice, you will want to narrow down who you can work with and who you need to refer.  Learn when to refer clients to other providers. […]

Biopsychosocial Assessment

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Many insurances require you to write a Biopsychosocial Assessment for new clients. A Biopsychosocial includes information that you gather from intake about the background of the client. You can discover a lot of information which [...]

Therapists Observations: Note Terminology

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Therapists observations need to be included in documentation but sometimes you're writing and you just can't think of the right words. Maybe you find yourself using the same affect words over and over. This post [...]

Stages of Change

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The stages of change are a transtheoretical model of behavior change. It assesses a person's readiness to act and incorporate healthier behaviors. It was developed by James O. Prochaska and colleagues at the University of [...]

Office Space Confidentiality

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One issue many therapists don't consider when finding office space is the office space confidentiality. Confidentiality can become a big issue once you start seeing clients and realize the building has thin walls. The first [...]

Suboxone or Probation Clients

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Suboxone or Probation clients can be added income for your practice but they can also be a problem if you don't take some simple steps. Setting up a behavioral contract for Suboxone or Probation clients [...]

When Should You Call Clients?

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Calling clients is a part of having a private practice. I'm not particularly comfortable with making phone calls but I've had to overcome this. I tell myself that I am running a business and this [...]

No Show Client Solutions

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A major problem of most private practices are clients who don't show for appointments. No shows cost a therapist time and money. When you are first starting out, you may drive to your office just [...]