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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 [...]

Writing Notes

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It's easy to let writing notes slide by thinking I'll get to it tomorrow or it isn't that important. However, if you don't keep up with your notes, you're doing your clients a disservice. Notes [...]

24 Hour Therapy Coverage

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Therapists are required to have 24 hour coverage for their private practice. They need to be available to their clients if a client has a crisis or an emergency. But you obviously can't be available [...]

Sample Therapist Voicemail

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Therapists are required to have 24 hour coverage for their private practice office. If you are in private practice, one thing that protects you against liability is to have a message on your voicemail letting [...]

Resources

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Who doesn't love a page of free resources? Check out these links to sites that have information and resources for both clients and therapists. Many of them say they are free but some of them [...]