Articles Tagged "professional practice domain"

Context Before psychotherapy, there often comes a phone consultation. When I ask prospective clients how they felt about prior therapy, the most common account is of a therapist whom they regarded as a kind, non-judgmental listener, but not much else. They wonder if they were properly challenged, if there could have been more guidance, or […]

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a dramatic increase in the use of telehealth - including an increase in the use of telehealth across state lines. Drs. Winkelman and Vivino explain the rules for providing interstate care and provide a framework for deciding how to handle situations when either the patient […]

Self-care has never been more challenging or more important for psychotherapists than in the last year. The Professional Practice Committee of Division 29 reached out to Dr. Erica Wise, an expert on self-care, to learn more. In this video, Dr. Wise shares her insights on self-care and provides unique tips for practitioners looking to work […]

Driving to the office, parking the car, gathering your belongings, entering the building, saying hello to colleagues, checking messages, setting an intention for the work of the day. This might sound like a familiar sequence of events to many psychotherapists before March 2020. These are just some of the rituals that a psychotherapist might engage […]

As therapists and as people, we are acutely aware of the many sources of distress impacting psychological wellbeing, stressors which have been exacerbated as the global pandemic shut down the world and forced us to adopt social distancing measures. However, since March, I have observed and cultivated insight into a unique source of distress that […]

These were the contradictory messages I received about one of the most anxiety-provoking tasks of the budding new therapist and entrepreneur--setting your fees. The first time we set our fee often reflects how we feel about the act of charging for psychotherapy, not how your clinic, your hospital, or your supervisor are paid. But how […]

Recently we have heard a lot about the importance of therapist self-care. Jeffrey Barnett (2014) made a strong case that self-care is an ethical imperative based on the APA Ethics Code   principles of beneficence and maleficence, as well as the guidelines related to competence, managing personal problems and conflicts, and avoiding harm. Self-care has […]

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Nov 12, 2019

It is so quiet in here this morning that I can hear the soft ticking of the clock in my bookcase. Some days it still feels odd not hearing colleagues in the hall, the click of keyboards in the billing office, or cheery receptionists answering calls out front. A steaming mug of coffee is at […]

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Sep 2, 2019

In my last article I listed four retirement myths: It is easy to retire from an active professional life to a less active lifestyle;  Retired people do not want to work;  Retired people do not want to be paid; and  Retired people have unlimited free time (Barrett, 2018). In that article I admitted to having […]

Let’s Start by Keeping It a Hundred I know it. You know it. Everybody who is a therapist knows it—we barely if at all get any training in how to build, run, and grow a private practice. For most of us we definitely did not have any courses in graduate school. Maybe when we were […]