Dr. Kim Dwyer, fellow Coloradoan and testing psychologist, is here talking with me about developing and maintaining a values-driven practice. Kim has focused on values-driven practice for several years using an ACT framework and has recently published a workbook (linked in the show notes) that will help guide practice owners through this process. To help illustrate some of these ideas, she turns the tables and takes ME through a values-driven practice exercise during the interview. In our episode today, we also talk about:
- How to identify your values
- Common values of a practice owner
- Areas where our values clash with our behavior
- Ways to handle it when we get activated or emotionally charged in our business
Cool Things Mentioned
- Kim’s site: www.intentionalprivatepractice.com
- Intentional Private Practice Workbook (affiliate link)
- Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness for Beginners (affiliate link)
- The Liberated Mind by Steven Hayes (affiliate link)
- Mind & Emotions Workbook by Fanning, McKay, and Zurita Ona (affiliate link)
- Kim’s linktree: https://linktr.ee/kimberly.v.dwyer
- Values-Aligned Practice Development Guide: https://dwyerpsychologicalservices.vipmembervault.com/
- CE-eligible podcast on Clearly Clinical: https://courses.clearlyclinical.com/courses/countertransference-as-a-catalyst
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About Dr. Kim Dwyer
Dr. Kimberly Dwyer is a clinical psychologist practicing in suburban Denver and offering telehealth throughout the state. Working from a mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral orientation (MB-CBT) and using the framework of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), she excels at the treatment of anxiety, stress, and managing transitional times. She also supports children, teens, and families through the learning disability and neuro-developmental assessment process.
Her background includes practice in a wealth of settings, including school, inpatient/residential, community-based, and private practice. Dr. Dwyer also supports mental health providers and similar helpers and healers in private practice to launch, grow, and re-define their businesses using values aligned intentions through a branch of her work entitled Intentional Private Practice. She provides individual and group practice coaching, moderates an active private facebook group devoted to practice growth. Her recently published Intentional Private Practice Workbook walks readers through values aligned practice growth in areas of mindset, management, marketing, and money.
When she’s not at work, you might find her enjoying the beautiful Colorado outdoors with her husband and three children, playing with her dogs and foster dogs, on her yoga mat, or with a watercolor brush in hand.
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 nine 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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