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This 3.5 hour workshop explores the business of being a mental healthcare clinician.

This 3.5 hour workshop explores the business of being a mental healthcare clinician. This presentation poses questions to help you examine your journey as a clinician and identify roadblocks to having a successful practice. During the presentation we explore how clinical skills, ethics, and values affect your practice’s success and how making small modifications to your daily professional life can help your practice flourish. This workshop is presented in 5 parts.

 

Part 1 Focuses on Working with Clients and Explores:

  • Why you are a clinician
  • Your path as a clinician
  • Resonance
  • Working with children
  • Working with adults
  • Working with groups

 

Part 2 Focuses on Clinical Responsibilities and Explores:

  • Primary responsibility
  • Core professional values
  • Fundamental principles of professional ethical behavior
  • Genuine interest in career
  • Value systems
  • The intake process
  • Clinical notes
  • Diagnosing
  • Treatment planning
  • Time spent on clients
  • What not to do
  • Appointment protocol
  • Structuring sessions
  • Releases of information
  • Technology
  • Correspondence
  • Court
  • Letters
  • Abandonment and neglect
  • Termination

 

Part 3 Focuses on Clinical Skills and Explores:

  • Treatment modalities
  • The clinical process
  • Building rapport
  • Modeling behavior
  • Psychoeducation
  • Assessments
  • Communication
  • Ability to listen
  • Rupture and repair
  • Boundaries
  • Trust
  • When to laugh
  • Hope and optimism
  • Flexibility
  • Dependence
  • Time management
  • Your client’s world
  • Resistance
  • Changing directions

 

Part 4 Focuses on Business Skills and Explores:

  • Marketing
  • Networking
  • Money
  • Tracking your progress
  • Vacation and other time off.

 

Part 5 Focuses on Professional Development and Explores:

  • Burnout
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-care
  • What you have to offer
  • Professional goals
  • Continuing education
  • Self-directed learning
  • Consultation and collaboration
  • Specialization
  • Licenses and certifications and registrations

 

Learning Objectives:

 

Upon completion of this workshop, the participant will be able to:

  • Apply clinical responsibilities to their professional practice.
  • Demonstrate clinical skills in counseling sessions.
  • Apply business skills to professional practice.
  • List professional goals.

 

Presenter:

 

Samantha Willis, M.Ed., CCC, LPC (AL), NCC, Registered Play Therapist

 

 

Please note this workshop is NOT eligible for continuing education credit. This is a business development course.

 

References:

 

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Here is the course outline:

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