TTP #70: Dr. Jenni Pacheco – RDoC: Research to Guide Diagnosis

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How do we arrive at a certain diagnosis? What are the underlying molecular, neurological, and behavioral components of a given disorder? Well, Dr. Jenni Pacheco and her RDoC team at the NIH are working hard to answer these questions. Join us today as she talks all about RDoC and their highly nuanced, research-driven model of psychological functioning! Cool Things Mentioned …

TTP #69: Dr. Joel Schwartz – Neurodiversity in Assessment

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We all have different brains – this is a fact. Dr. Joel Schwartz talks with us today about why that’s important in assessment. He discusses the ins and outs of neurodiversity – what it is, how it comes up in testing, and why it matters so much to him personally. Little changes in language, a willingness to spend more time …

TTP #67: Dr. Ed Martinelli – Testing In and Out of the University System

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Ever wanted to provide evals for university students? Dr. Ed Martinelli has worked in both the university setting and in a private practice providing evals for university students for nearly 10 years. Today, he’s talking with us about both sides of the coin. Some topics we cover include: Differences between K-12 evals and university/college evals Functional impairment vs. medical diagnoses …

TTP #66: Dr. Dan Miller – School Neuropsychology

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What is school neuropsychology? Dan Miller is here to tell you. He also has many thoughts on current and historical identification of learning disorders. Oh, and he’s written some software to help make report writing more efficient for clinicians. We dive into all of these things and more – check it out! Cool Things Mentioned in This Episode Dan’s School …

TTP #65: What I Wish I Knew #5 – Testing is Expensive!

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I’ve been in so many meetings with other practitioners who say something like, “Wow, you must be making bank doing testing! It’s so lucrative, right?” Not exactly. Insurance doesn’t pay more for testing than therapy in many cases, and we’ve talked all about how you can lose money in a testing practice. Today I’m talking specifically about overhead for testing …

TTP #64: What I Wish I Knew #4 – Write Down Your Processes

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Testing is such an awesome service area – we have specialized knowledge that is hard to come by in the mental health provider world. From interviewing to test battery design to interpretation and report writing, we bring a HUGE skill set to our craft. I learned the hard way that – surprise! – people can’t read your mind. So today …

Delegate Early

TTP #63: What I Wish I Knew #3 – Delegate Early

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We got through grad school and started a private practice because we have a high drive for success and the ability to get things done. But these traits can be a double-edged sword! For me it led to doing way too much for way too long. So today’s episode is an ode to delegating. Cool Things Mentioned in This Episode …

Billing systems

TTP #62: What I Wish I Knew #2 – Billing Systems

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Starting a practice is really exciting – especially when the money starts coming in 🙂 Whether you take insurance or work with private pay only, many of us experience a big shift in income when we start our practices and start generating business after the first few months. But with that comes the need for good billing systems – the …