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Monthly Archive for May, 2010

Where I went to school  and now teach, The Wright Institute, our slogan is: Clinicians to Society.  The school was started by some very lefty folks in the sixties, visionary in this regard: psychology cannot sit in its office waiting for people to show up for sessions.  Our skills are needed anywhere there are people, [...]

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I had a client tell me that he’d overheard his previous therapist on the phone, just before their session began.   ”I’ve got to go make some money now.” Ow. Part of what we have to contain in the business container is our own greed.  Of course we have to make money but it would astonish [...]

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If we don’t make money, we can’t do the work, and the income of therapists is dropping overall.   APA’s 2009 salary survey found that master’s level clinicians in private practice earned a mean of about $40k-$50k, and psychologists in private practice made about $90k, on average, reflecting a drop over the past decade of about [...]

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The HIPAA Hippo

Every time I try to read the HIPAA regulations it induces ADHD.  This is a really useful introduction put together by a couple of my Berkeley colleagues, Trevor Graham and Michael Donner. http://www.alamedapsych.org/HIPAA.htm

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