140: TextExpander for Testing Psychologists

Dr. Jeremy Sharp Podcast 2 Comments

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Oh, TextExpander. The software, the myth, the legend. If you haven’t heard of TextExpander by now, get ready to be amazed. TextExpander is a software program that allows you to create text shortcuts that automatically, instantly expand into pre-defined pieces of information, paragraphs, images, or documents. I use TextExpander to write emails, write reports, sign reports, fill out forms, and many other tasks. During the episode today, I’m talking about a few of the ways you can use TextExpander in your testing practice. These include:

  • Inserting diagnostic codes
  • Using drop down menus to write results sections quickly
  • Populating recommendations
  • Signing reports
  • Embedding snippets within snippets

So let’s take these in order. 

Here’s a video of making and inserting a snippet for a diagnostic code:

Here’s a video of how to embed snippets within snippets to create an email signature or another larger document:

Check out how you can populate recommendations really quickly:

This is one of my favorite features – signing reports:

Here’s one last video of using drop-down menus to write a results paragraph:

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About Dr. Jeremy Sharp

I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and grew to include 12 licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

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Comments 2

  1. Ha ha, I was listening and kept being like “HEY I USE IT THE SAME WAY THAT’S SO COOL.” You, however, were smart enough to make a podcast about it – that post took me waaaaaaay longer to write than I care to admit, even with my beloved TextExpander’s help. 😉

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      It’s a great tool that takes a lot of time to explain 🙂 I love your post because it’s so detailed and really brings it to life.

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