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|Notes:||Originally published: Holmes Beach, Fla. : Learning Publications, Inc., ©1998.|
|Description:||xiv, 155 pages ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||1. Join forces with a psychiatrist to open a risk-free private practice --
2. Don't become married to a single referral source --
3. Accept the fact that salaries in this field are often unfair --
4. It pays to be assertive when you're shopping for your salary --
5. Managed care panels often slam the door in your face --
6. Managed care firms dictate who, when, and how --
7. multicultural diversity secret : you can work with a wider range of people than you think --
8. Never give any client information without a signed release-of-information form --
9. You must use a DSM or ICD diagnosis to secure third-party payments --
10. insurance superbill must have your name as the provider --
11. Lecturing may not flood your waiting room with clients --
12. Referrals received do not determine how many new clients you actually see --
13. Managed care companies discriminate against some counseling and psychotherapy theories --
14. Refer severely distributed clients for a medical or psychiatric evaluation --
15. Find out whether the psychological and psycho-educational test reports you receive are individualized --
16. Don't be misled by clients who initially put you on a pedestal --
17. Most professional certifications won't help you secure insurance payments --
18. Don't use paradoxical interventions with suicidal and homicidal clients --
19. Conduct a suicide assessment of each initial client --
20. Don't try to clone your favorite therapist --
21. When in doubt, use a person-centered response --
22. Read ethical guidelines before you even so much as hug a client --
23. Don't rush to therapeutic judgment until you get all the facts --
24. number one therapeutic blunder : confronting sooner than later --
25. You are not a failure if you don't land your dream job --
26. Your supervisor's knowledge and experience should not be underestimated --
27. Use verbiage your client will understand --
28. Be a better helper by networking with others in the field --
29. Grandfathering : the fast track for snaring licenses and certifications --
30. Use free advertising to build your agency or practice --
31. Helpers are mandated child-abuse reporters --
32. Beyond confidentiality : professional counselors and therapists have a duty to warn --
33. If you want to work in a public school, contact the Department of Education --
34. Don't let a day from hell in court lower your professional self-esteem --
35. Save your course catalogs to invest in your future --
36. Enhance sessions by adjusting group treatment exercises and using small talk --
37. If a client was disappointed with the previous helper find out why --
38. Use caution when considering the "in" diagnosis --
39. Don't go into this field to recount old war stories about your own recovery --
40. Don't become married to a single system of psychotherapy --
41. Be enthusiastic if you want to be a better workshop presenter --
42. Don't try to clone your favorite mental health lecturer --
43. If a client you have been seeing for an extended period of time requests marriage, family or couples therapy, consider a referral to another therapist --
44. Be prepared to change therapeutic strategies at a moment's notice --
45. Documentation : the royal road to promotion --
46. Avoid dual relationships like the plague --
47. Insider tips for a good cover letter and human service resume --
48. If you are daydreaming, your client will perceive you as an uninterested helper --
49. Pick a theory of intervention and a job your believe in --
50. Despite the pitfalls, make friends with the media to promote yourself and your agency --
51. Writing a book or starting a project? : ask your agency first --
52. Your employment and credentials determine what you pay for malpractice insurance --
53. Private practice is not a panacea for everything that ails you --
54. Steer clear of false memory syndrome --
55. Create an emotional trophy closet to help you through a bad day.
- Mental health counseling -- Practice.
- Counseling -- Practice.
- Psychotherapy -- Practice.
- Mental health counseling -- Vocational guidance.
- Counseling -- Vocational guidance.
- Psychotherapy -- Vocational guidance.
- Orientation professionnelle.
- Pratique professionnelle.
- Santé mentale.