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How to Survive and Thrive as a Therapist : Information, Ideas, and Resources for Psychologists in Practice - Kenneth S. Pope

How to Survive and Thrive as a Therapist

Information, Ideas, and Resources for Psychologists in Practice

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Published: 28th February 2005
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This book is a nuts-and-bolts guide to starting, growing, or improving a psychotherapy practice. Graduate psychology programs offer a wealth of information on honing one's therapeutic skills, but often provide little information on the ""how to's"" of practice: creating a successful business plan; tailoring your practice to suit your needs, talents, and values; marketing your services; finding an office that works for you and your clients; developing forms, policies, and procedures; finding the right attorney and professional liability insurance; responding to licensing, malpractice, or ethics complaints; using computers safely, efficiently, and effectively; and; taking care of yourself so you can provide the best possible service to your clients. All of these topics are covered in this book. Both psychologists just starting out and seasoned practitioners who want to expand, restructure, or enrich their practices will appreciate the authors' wit and wisdom. In addition to the 15 chapters, the book contains 15 appendices that make key APA professional standards and guidelines and other resources available for consultation in one handy source.

Who are you and what is important to you?p. 3
Income, expenses, and a business planp. 5
Creating strategies for self-carep. 13
Finding an officep. 23
Finding an attorneyp. 33
Finding professional liability coveragep. 39
Thinking through your policies and proceduresp. 47
Preparing a professional willp. 57
Finding clients and referral sourcesp. 65
Using computers and the Internetp. 77
Responding to a licensing, malpractice, or ethics complaintp. 87
Avoiding pitfalls in psychological assessmentp. 95
Avoiding logical fallacies in psychologyp. 101
Avoiding ethical rationalizationsp. 109
Contact information for psychology licensing boards in Canada and the United Statesp. 115
APA ethical principles of psychologists and code of conductp. 123
Canadian code of ethics for psychologists, third editionp. 151
APA record keeping guidelinesp. 187
APA guidelines for child custody evaluations in divorce proceedingsp. 193
APA guidelines for psychological evaluations in child protection mattersp. 205
APA guidelines for psychological practice with older adultsp. 223
APA guidelines for the evaluation of dementia and age-related cognitive declinep. 279
APA guidelines for providers of psychological services to ethnic, linguistic, and culturally diverse populationsp. 293
APA guidelines on multicultural education, training, research, practice, and organizational change for psychologists (abridged version)p. 301
APA guidelines for psychotherapy with lesbian, gay, & bisexual clientsp. 341
APA rights and responsibilities of test takers : guidelines and expectationsp. 369
APA statement on services by telephone, teleconferencing, and Internetp. 383
Specialty guidelines for forensic psychologistsp. 385
APA strategies for private practitioners coping with subpoenas or compelled testimony for client records or test datap. 399
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ISBN: 9781591472315
ISBN-10: 1591472318
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 28th February 2005
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 18.42  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.75