Vulnerability of Psychological Testing

TTP #13: The Vulnerability of Psychological Testing

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I totally messed up a feedback session last week, and it reminded me how going through the psychological testing process can be extremely vulnerable for clients. For one thing, they really don’t know what to expect other than, “Someone is going to analyze me/my child.” The representation of assessment in the media is pretty much limited to contrived inkblot scenes and vague …

Coordinating with Schools

TTP #12: Amy Fortney Parks – IEP’s, 504’s, and Coordinating with Schools

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This is the longest podcast so far with good reason. Amy Fortney Parks and I just packed SO MUCH info into this episode about private practice evaluations and coordinating with schools. Amy has years and years of experience with schools as an educator, school counselor, parent, and now private practitioner. We cover all sorts of topics like: The NUMBER ONE best marketing …

How to Do A School Observation

TTP #11: How to Do a School Observation

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School observations are REALLY important when you’re evaluating kids. Today I’m talking all about the importance of a school observation, how school observations can be a great marketing tool, and the practical elements of how to do a school observation. Here are just a few things I discuss: How to talk to parents about a school observation Billing for a …

Therapeutic Assessment

TTP #10: Dr. Megan Warner – Therapeutic Assessment

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Collaborative therapeutic assessment is such a cool thing. So often, testing and evaluation is viewed as a critical, deficit-based process (“You’re going to tell me I’m crazy!?”). Megan and I have a great conversation about how to use therapeutic assessment as an intervention tool to support clients rather than a punitive or scary experience. Cool Things Mentioned in This Episode In …

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 …