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A Business Plan for Growing Your Therapy Practice

Entrepreneurial and Advertising Tips for the Psychotherapist

Joe Bavonese

I've read that you have to spend money to make money. But I'm not Donald Trump: I'm just a good clinician. Why isn't that enough? Why do I have to spend more money? Didn't I spend enough in graduate school? It seems crazy to have gone through all those years of training only to end up here: scared, risk averse, confused, and unsure what to do next to grow my practice. But if you're serious about being successful in your private practice and helping more people, investing money and time will reward you handsomely for the rest of your career.

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Are You There for Me?

Understanding the Foundations of Couples Conflict

Susan Johnson

On the first day of a clinical placement in my doctoral program during the early 1980s, I was assigned to a counseling center and told by the director that because of unexpected staffing problems, I'd be seeing 20 couples a week. I'd never done any couples therapy, but I did have considerable experience as a family and individual therapist with emotionally disturbed adolescents--a tough, challenging group of clients if ever there was one! So my first thought when given this new assignment was, "After what I've done, how hard can this be?" I plunged in and almost immediately was appalled by how hard it actually could be!

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How to Make a Group Practice Work

The Challenge of Becoming the Boss

Casey Truffo

I’m finding myself unable to take on more clients due to a full schedule, but I still want to grow my practice and finances. Would starting a group practice be a smart career move?

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A New Approach to Diagnosis

Getting Beyond the Limits of Diagnostic Categories

Rich Simon

Darrel Regier, vice chair of the DSM-5 Task Force and director of the APA’s research division, argues that DSM-5 is less about assessing fixed characteristics in clients than it is about guiding clinicians to think more dimensionally about diagnosis.

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Closing The Deal With Clients

What Therapists Can Learn from Salespeople

Robert Tabibi

What do you say to potential clients when they first call you or come in for a consultation? We may resist the idea, but in this initial phase, therapists face the same challenge as salespeople seeking to turn shoppers into satisfied customers.

 

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The Hidden Toll of DSM-5 on Psychotherapy

How Increasing Medication Sales Hurt the Therapy Profession

Rich Simon

Allen Frances—author of "Saving Normal: Has Psychiatric Diagnosis Gotten Out of Control?"—is one of DSM-5’s most outspoken critics, but his ultimate target is an even larger issue.

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The Increasing Role of Biology in the DSMs of Tomorrow

How Genetics Shape Psychopathology

Rich Simon

Rather than continuing to lament the deficiencies of DSM-5, forensic psychiatrist David Mays wants to focus on what's ahead for the psychotherapy field. In his view, some of the most important advances in years to come will be finding objective, biological markers for many psychological disorders.

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Challenging the Cult of DSM

What Would Happen if We Stopped Playing the DSM Game?

Rich Simon

There’s something both startling and refreshingly direct about hearing Gary Greenberg’s no-holds-barred denunciation of the very idea of psychiatric diagnosis.

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Beyond Technophobia

Even you can use the Internet to grow your practice

Casey Truffo

As a practice-building coach for the last seven years, I've met a lot of therapists who are working hard to implement marketing strategies that just don't work in today's therapy environment, although they worked well in the past. So what's changed? One word: the Internet. So how do you create a web presence? Here are a few possibilities.

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Why the Latest DSM Is the Best Edition Ever

How DSM-5 Can Lead to Better Treatment Decisions

Rich Simon

While DSM-5 has more than its share of critics, Jack Klott—a highly regarded workshop presenter who’s probably trained as many therapists in DSM as anyone in our field—is actually one of its biggest fans.

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