Progress Reports

articles Jul 23, 2019
 

Hi, this is Dave Kats with Therapist Consultants and I have a tip for you.

There are a lot of ways to encourage patients to stay under your care but one of the best ways is to give them an occasional progress report. Here is what I mean by that. About every 10 visits you should sit down with your patient and before you start the counseling session you should simply say, “Let’s recap what we’ve accomplished in the last 10 visits.” Then you can do it in two different ways. You can use the plan of care that you gave them at the beginning of their care and say, “ Here is what our goals are. Here is the ones we’ve accomplished. Here’s the ones we have yet to accomplish.” And give them just a progress report. The other way I like to do it is just look at my daily notes for the last 10 visits and say, “Well, we had problems with this when you came in and that’s gone. Your anxiety level was at a nine. Now you say it’s at a...

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Supervisors

articles staff meeting Jun 04, 2019
 

Hi, this is Dave Kats with Therapist Consultant, and I have a tip for you.

I would encourage a lot of you to become supervisors so that you can supervise people that are not fully licensed. I find that supervising does a lot of good to build your practice and it does a lot of good as far as helping you to stay sharp in your training and in your therapy. In fact, I want you to think about how much value a person that you supervise has for you. The average person in the United States is going to meet with their supervisor, once a week, for about three years. Now, if they meet once a week for about three years, that's going to be 150 visits. If you have an average of 15 visits from a new patient, when you pick up somebody to supervise, you've actually picked up the equivalent of 10 new patients, as far as finances are concerned.

So, think about becoming a supervisor, usually, it's fairly easy. In our area, you have to go through a one-day training session, and then do some study on...

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Articles

 

Hi. This is Dave Kats with Therapist Consultants and I have a tip for you.

One of the things you can do to stay active on the Internet is to write articles and put them on your website. What's the difference between somebody that six months ago was in practice, and went out of business and their Internet is still up there, the website's still up, and you, who six months ago were in business, are still in business but you haven't done anything with your website? How does the search engine even know that you're still in business? One of the ways you do it is by having articles posted on your website. I'd say about every two weeks. If you can put an article on your website about every two weeks, that's enough. The good news is the articles can be very short. I'm telling you that an article can be one paragraph. It is nice to be two or three paragraphs, but if it's just one paragraph, that's good. It doesn't necessarily have to be about your specialty. It can be about anything...

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