How to Survive and Thrive as a Therapist: Information, Ideas, and Resources for Psychologists in Practice / Edition 1
  • How to Survive and Thrive as a Therapist: Information, Ideas, and Resources for Psychologists in Practice / Edition 1
  • How to Survive and Thrive as a Therapist: Information, Ideas, and Resources for Psychologists in Practice / Edition 1

How to Survive and Thrive as a Therapist: Information, Ideas, and Resources for Psychologists in Practice / Edition 1

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by Kenneth S. Pope, Melba J. T. Vasquez
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591472318

ISBN-13: 9781591472315

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: American Psychological Association

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.  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591472315
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
1,003,778
Product dimensions:
6.98(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Who are you and what is important to you?3
Ch. 2Income, expenses, and a business plan5
Ch. 3Creating strategies for self-care13
Ch. 4Finding an office23
Ch. 5Finding an attorney33
Ch. 6Finding professional liability coverage39
Ch. 7Thinking through your policies and procedures47
Ch. 8Preparing a professional will57
Ch. 9Finding clients and referral sources65
Ch. 10Using computers and the Internet77
Ch. 11Responding to a licensing, malpractice, or ethics complaint87
Ch. 12Avoiding pitfalls in psychological assessment95
Ch. 13Avoiding logical fallacies in psychology101
Ch. 14Avoiding ethical rationalizations109
App. AContact information for psychology licensing boards in Canada and the United States115
App. BAPA ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct123
App. CCanadian code of ethics for psychologists, third edition151
App. DAPA record keeping guidelines187
App. EAPA guidelines for child custody evaluations in divorce proceedings193
App. FAPA guidelines for psychological evaluations in child protection matters205
App. GAPA guidelines for psychological practice with older adults223
App. HAPA guidelines for the evaluation of dementia and age-related cognitive decline279
App. IAPA guidelines for providers of psychological services to ethnic, linguistic, and culturally diverse populations293
App. JAPA guidelines on multicultural education, training, research, practice, and organizational change for psychologists (abridged version)301
App. KAPA guidelines for psychotherapy with lesbian, gay, & bisexual clients341
App. LAPA rights and responsibilities of test takers : guidelines and expectations369
App. MAPA statement on services by telephone, teleconferencing, and Internet383
App. NSpecialty guidelines for forensic psychologists385
App. OAPA strategies for private practitioners coping with subpoenas or compelled testimony for client records or test data399

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Guest More than 1 year ago
How did I survive 46 years in private practice without this book? It is chock full of essential information and advice that will help me thrive for the next 46 years.--Thomas Greening, Ph.D., ABPP, Independent Practice; editor, Journal of Humanistic Psychology
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one superb resource on the topic of establishing and maintaining a successful and ethical private practice. With this book, all the information that I've had to spend hours and hours chasing down from various remote sources over my years in practice-- is right at your fingertips. In addition to its obvious practicality, this book includes references to many subtlties inherent in running a practice that most of of never think about until we run into difficulties and then have to learn the hard way. I've been in practice for 18 years and am so grateful to have this resource-- finally. If the authors had written this gem 20 years earlier, launching and maintaining my practice from the get-go would have been so much easier! Clinicians-- grab this book, and consider giving them as gifts to your colleagues as well. They will forever be indebted to you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is by far the best book on this topic. Hard to live up to the blurbs, but this book did it and then some! (Most books have 3-5 blurbs on the cover -- this one has over 25 on the cover and inside pages from a number of APA presidents, some of the biggest names in the field, and people who have spent their careers 'in the trenches' and know what it takes to build and grow a therapy practice.) The 15 appendixes with formal guidelines from APA, CPA, etc., alone would be worth the price of this book, but it gives you *practical* guidance on how to do everything from making a business plan, finding an attorney, finding malpractice insurance, finding an office, and finding clients, to self-care, how to respond to formal complaints and law suits, how to use computers and the internet, and how to prepare a professional will. If you're in practice or want to be, this is THE book!