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DAP notes
  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020

DAP notes

DAP Notes aka Data, Assessment and Plan Notes are progress notes that follow a very specific format to help clinicians to organize their notes. Let’s explore a few DAP note examples and tips. These examples will help you quickly review each part of DAP....


Family Therapy Techniques
  • Monday, December 9, 2019

Family Therapy Techniques

Family therapy techniques are ways to address family conflict by improving the communication and interaction of family members. There are numerous family therapy techniques, but four main models dominate the spectrum. This blog reviews the main therapy family techniques: structural, Bowenian, strategic and systematic....


Motivational Interviewing for Substance Abuse
  • Monday, October 14, 2019

Motivational Interviewing for Substance Abuse

Motivational Interviewing (MI) for substance abuse, is primarily used to help overcome ambivalence or resistance in hard-to-change behaviors. With its roots in client-centered therapy, motivational interviewing for substance abuse, does not teach specific techniques to overcome problems. As a result, it is often used in conjunction with other therapies as opposed to being the sole intervention. ...


Person Centered Therapy Techniques
  • Monday, October 7, 2019

Person Centered Therapy Techniques

Person centered therapy techniques aka client centered techniques, originally founded by Carl Rogers, put an emphasis on the client as an expert. It posits that people strive toward a state of self-actualization and therapy can help a client reach self-awareness. It is a therapist’s job to create the proper surroundings for a client to become a “fully functioning person”.Let’s look at some techniques a therapist uses in person-centered therapy. ...


Resistance in Therapy
  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Resistance in Therapy

Resistance in therapy can be complicated. Learn what are signs of resistance in therapy and how therapists can address resistance....


Substance Abuse Group Activities
  • Monday, June 10, 2019

Substance Abuse Group Activities

There are many substance abuse group activities to attempt in your recovery group. The key to using activities in recovery groups are to assist the clients with getting in touch with their feelings and learning how to express them in a constructive manner. ...


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Tips for Therapists
  • Monday, May 27, 2019

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Tips for Therapists

Conducting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) seems pretty straightforward. Even though CBT has a clear premise, conducting it is much more of an art than it is pure science. Here are five tips to make sure your cognitive behavioral therapy is a success....


Consent Forms and Telemental Health – The Struggle is Real
  • Monday, March 11, 2019

Consent Forms and Telemental Health – The Struggle is Real

Informed Consent Forms for mental health providers and therapists providing telehealth services such as online therapy can be a real struggle. Here are tips for informed consent forms. ...


Ethics and Professionalism in Telemental Health: Next Level Accountability
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Ethics and Professionalism in Telemental Health: Next Level Accountability

The practice of telemental health is rapidly growing. As its popularity and availability increase, the expectations for its practice grow with it. ...


Is Telemental Health Effective – How Does It Measure Up?
  • Thursday, January 3, 2019

Is Telemental Health Effective – How Does It Measure Up?

Is telemental health such us telepsychology, online counseling, online therapy or teletherapy even effective? What researchers say about telemental health?...


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  • Private Practice Marketing

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    Private practice marketing is something that psychotherapists, counselors and therapists did not study at school as they go to school to learn to help people. Although the idea of marketing is distasteful to some, the fact is that you can’t perform counseling if you don’t get people in the door. Luckily, getting clients for your private practice is not as difficult as it may seem. Here are some marketing strategies tips and ideas for therapists to help you with your private practice marketing.

  • DAP notes

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020

    DAP Notes aka Data, Assessment and Plan Notes are progress notes that follow a very specific format to help clinicians to organize their notes. Let’s explore a few DAP note examples and tips. These examples will help you quickly review each part of DAP.

  • HIPAA Compliant Video Conferencing

    Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    HIPAA compliant video conferencing is a must when providing teletherapy (aka telehealth) services. Once you decide that telehealth is right for your practice, the next step is choosing your video- conferencing platform. Not just any platform but a platform that provides HIPAA-compliant video-conferencing. You might be tempted to assume that any password-protected video-conferencing platform is secure but that is not the case. If you are going to be providing telehealth services, your platform and other tools need to meet HIPAA-compliance standards.

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