Technology and Testing

TTP Episode 6: Technology and Testing

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Today we’re talking all about how technology and testing can help you be more efficient, productive, and accurate in your assessment practice. Topics we cover include: EHR systems Report writing software – full suites Report writing software – individual tools Digital record storage Q-Interactive Cool Things Mentioned in This Episode TherapyNotes Simple Practice Capterra for mental health software reviews The Psych …

Getting Efficient with Time and Report Writing

TTP Episode 5: Getting Efficient with Time and Report Writing

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In This Episode Today we talk about how to be efficient with your time management and report writing. Topics include: Evaluating your schedule to get a realistic idea of the time involved in testing Restructuring your schedule to make sure you have room for testing clients Ways to outsource different aspects of testing to increase your available time Technology that …

How to Market Your Testing Practice

TTP Episode 4: How to Market Your Testing Practice

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In This Episode Today I talk about different things to consider as you market your testing practice. Topics include: Logo and branding Website development A “fact sheet” to distribute to other providers in the community Building relationships with referral sources in your area Cool Things Mentioned in This Episode Legendary Lion web design Alison Pidgeon’s interview on the PoP podcast

The Pain of Starting a Testing Practice

TTP Episode 1: The Pain of Starting a Testing Practice

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In this kickoff episode of The Testing Psychologist, I talk about my struggles with starting an assessment-based practice and some things to think about before integrating testing services into your own practice like… What is psychological and neuropsychological testing? Why do testing in the first place? Who can actually do testing?

Financial Aspects of Testing

TTP Episode 3: Financial Aspects of Testing

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In This Episode Today we talk about all of the financial pieces involved with testing. Here’s what you’ll take away: How to decide what measures to buy How to finance your purchase How to bill insurance for assessment services The ROI of testing Billing software/EHR and testing Cool Stuff Mentioned in This Episode Places to buy testing materials (non-affiliate links): …

Things to Consider Before Launching Testing Services

TTP Episode 2: Things to Consider Before Launching Testing Services

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In This Episode We talk about several different pieces to think about before starting to offer testing services. Topics include: Basic business practices Pros and cons of testing Different types of testing Forms and paperwork Insurance vs. private pay Marketing Scheduling Cool Stuff Mentioned in This Episode General private practice consulting: Joe Sanok, Kelly & Miranda, Selling the Couch, Allison Puryear …

Five Simple Evaluations to Add to Your Practice

Five Simple Evaluations to Add to Your Practice

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Not all assessment has to be complicated. While full neuropsych or psych evals definitely have their places, there are many types of assessment that only require an interview and a single testing measure. If you’re considering adding assessment to your practice, these types of evaluations can be done quickly, utilizing common measures that most of us learn extensively in graduate school. They …

Staying Within Your Scope of Expertise

Staying Within Your Scope of Expertise

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The American Psychological Association’s Ethics Code clearly states that we do not practice outside our scope of expertise. Sounds simple, right? The trouble is that psychological testing is such a broad field that it’s really easy to find yourself outside your scope of expertise. I was definitely a generalist when I started out, assessing both adults and children for a variety …

How to Make Time for Writing Reports

How to Make Time for Writing Reports

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The ONE complaint I hear from practitioners doing testing is, “I’m always behind on reports!” I’d say this is the main downside to an assessment-based practice. Over the years at times when I’ve been particularly buried, I think to myself, “This is just like grad school…HOMEWORK. ALL. THE. TIME.” Sound familiar? Making time for writing reports should be a top …

Four Reasons to Add Assessment to Your Practice

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I LOVE testing and evaluation. But my practice wasn’t always assessment-focused. I maintained a full therapy practice with testing “on the side” for a couple of years before switching over entirely. Now I can’t imagine doing anything different. If you’re considering adding assessment services, go for it! Here are four great reasons to do so: There’s a much lower likelihood of …