Respecializing in Neuropsychology

TTP #9: Dr. Amy Connery – Respecializing in Neuropsychology & Performance Validity Testing with Kids

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Dr. Amy Connery has had a really interesting career in psychology. She started out as a “regular” psychologist, then decided that she wanted to respecialize in neuropsychology. So Amy quit her job, went back for another post-doc, and continued with her dreams. She talks with me today about respecializing in neurpsychology, getting into- and out of private practice, and one of …

Hiring Assessment Clinicians

TTP #8: Joe Sanok – Hiring Assessment Clinicians in Your Group Practice and Slowing Down

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Joe Sanok has done a lot over the last few years. You may know him as the host of the Practice of the Practice podcast. He also runs Mental Wellness Counseling in Traverse City, Michigan and is one of the top private practice consultants in the country. He’s also putting on a conference this summer to help practitioners slow down and …

A Therapist's Perspective on Assessment

TTP Episode 7: A Therapist’s Perspective on Assessment

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Today I’m talking with Jen Knopp, MA, Assistant Director of Beyond the Mirror and founder of Freedom First Counseling. Jen talks with me about the benefits and pitfalls of assessment from the therapist side. We talk about things like: When a therapist knows to refer for assessment Benefits of assessment What makes a good report What makes a bad report …

Using AutoCorrect to Help Write Psychological Reports

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Writing psychological reports can be a huge time investment, so we have to find as many tips and tricks as possible to shorten the time involved. There are many examples of technology that can help you with report writing in general, but a lot of those are beyond the scope of this short post. Check out that link to listen …

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 …