More Training Isn't Always the Answer
Research shows that confidence isn’t always tied to skills, ability, capacity, or even higher intelligence. So what does make us feel self-assured in our therapeutic roles, and what’s the role of clinical confidence in the outcome of psychotherapy?
The Power of Transparency
What keeps clients coming back? Lynn Grodzki—psychotherapist, business coach, and author—encourages therapists to be proactive in helping clients understand what to expect from the therapy process. This might seem simple, but it requires clear communication at two critical junctures.
How a Coaching Approach Can Promote Faster Change
By Lynn Grodzki - In my early training as a psychodynamic therapist and a social worker, I was taught that my primary role was to follow, not lead. But I've since learned that working “close in” with clients can grease the wheels of motivation, helping them take action faster, and with more behavioral compliance.
The Benefits and the Boundaries
Clinicians interested in applying coaching skills in psychotherapy believe that working more from a collaborative partnership position—like a personal trainer or a mentor—can produce faster change and, for many clients, enhanced motivation.
Marketing Your Therapy Practice in the Age of the Educated Consumer
By Lynn Grodzki - The expectation of a full caseload of long-term clients who don’t question the length or expense of treatment belongs to a former age. Like it or not, therapists who wish to stay in business need to grasp the difference between the patients of yesterday and the educated mental health consumers of today.
Lynn Grodzki On An Opportunity Presented From Tough Times
In this quick clip, Lynn Grodski invites us to think entrepreneurially about how to make the most of just one of the new opportunities she sees in today’s rapidly changing mental health marketplace.
Yesterday’s Patients Are Today’s Educated Consumers
The expectation of a full caseload of clients who don’t question the length or expense of treatment belongs to a former age. Like it or not, therapists who wish to stay in business need to understand the educated mental health consumers of today.
Helping Our Clients Take Their Best Shot
A new style of working has emerged that integrates the in-depth understanding of traditional therapy with the experience of being instructed, pushed, and challenged identified with coaching. But can a clinician effectively encompass both styles with the same client?
Recession-Proofing Mantras: How to Stay Calm When Your Practice Seems to Be Under Siege
Some highly practical mantras that can help even the more business-phobic practitioner keep afloat in these tough economic times.
Review, recommit, rebrand, reinvest
How do you protect your private practice from declining, or even sinking, in a tough economic market? Some tips about being smart, staying calm, and keeping your head when everyone else seems to be losing theirs.