Employee vs independent contractor – why it matters

July 21, 2019

Some practice owners bring on new clinicians as independent contractors rather than as employees, which saves the practice owner money,... Read more...

Telepsychology takes special training

July 21, 2019

Launching a telepsychology practice involves numerous tasks, some similar to starting any private practice and others more pertinent... Read more...

Using CQ (couple intelligence) in couples counseling

July 21, 2019

In The Analytic Attitude, Roy Shaefer, Ph.D., reminded us that the therapist’s flaunting of intelligence with patients can be distancing,... Read more...

Self-care is essential to risk management

July 20, 2019

When we consider risk management in psychological practice, we readily think of: informed consent, documentation, consultation, personal... Read more...

Exposure therapy is fast and effective

May 31, 2019

When I first heard about exposure therapy I was early in my graduate career sitting on a bench with a professional mentor who told... Read more...

Psychologists face denials, delays in testing payments

May 31, 2019

At the beginning of 2019 psychologists who test children or adults were required to learn a complex coding and billing system after... Read more...

Integrated healthcare requires caution

May 31, 2019

Integrating behavioral health into primary care and other healthcare services has offered another service modality to our field’s... Read more...

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): Helpful hints

November 20, 2018

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) assumes psychological problems are caused by negative thoughts and behavior that influence feelings. We... Read more...

Closing private psychologist practice not for faint of heart

November 19, 2018

The closing of a private practice is a complex process inclusive of ethical, legal, financial and emotional issues. I found a handy-dandy... Read more...

Court cases, market forces reshaping psychology

November 19, 2018

I write from my experience as chair of Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP), but what I’ve seen has broad implications... Read more...

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