First Play Therapy

Are you wondering how to get the most out of attending a conference? 

The truth is, the people who get the most of conferences are those that build relationships. No, that doesn't mean shoving your business card into a hundred people's hands- but it does mean having meaningful conversations with people and really getting to know them. 

If you are introvert- look for people who you can go out for coffee or lunch with and have a good 1:1 conversation. If you are an extrovert- make sure you temper yourself so you can slow down and enjoy the individual people. 

Today we are going to introduce you to another professional we met at the Annual Play Therapy Conference in Houston. Janet Courtney, Phd is passionate about children's play. She has developed amazing books and trainings programs for parents and clinicians about First Play.

We talk with her about teaching parents healthy touch, the fears that clinicians have about talking about touch in play therapy, and more. Watch this video, or listen to the interview by clicking the button below today! It is a great story of how therapists are going beyond the couch into multiple streams of income and taking their message to a wider audience. 

What did you think? What questions came up for you? Learn more about Janet Courtney, Phd and her work here. Oh, and sweet Janet sent me home with one of her books to check out- I got home, spent time with my family and by the time I woke up the next morning my son had read her book! I asked him how we liked it- and he said he did- but said "you are supposed to do it with me mom!" So, there you are, 7yo approved! 

Do you want more support in moving your private practice beyond the couch? Check out our free Beyond the Couch Training

 

 

Miranda Palmer

I have successfully built a cash pay psychotherapy practice from scratch on a shoestring budget. I have also failed a licensed exam by 1 point (only to have the licensing board send me a later months later saying I passed), started an online study group to ease my own isolation and have now reached thousands of therapists across the country, helped other therapists market their psychotherapy practices, and helped awesome business owners move from close to closing their doors, to being profitable in less than 6 weeks. I've failed at launching online programs. I've had wild success at launching online programs. I've made mistakes in private practice I've taught others how to avoid my mistakes. You can do this. You were called to this work. Now- go do it! Find some help or inspiration as you need it- but do the work!

Passwords for Therapists: Security for You and Your Clients

HIPAA COMPLIANCE FOR THERAPISTS

HIPAA COMPLIANCE FOR THERAPISTS

Therapists are keepers of our clients secrets, and private information. Security and privacy and incredibly important to us. In fact, many therapists have avoided computers and electronic health records all together because of a desire to keep their client's information safe.

Today we are going to show you a way to keep your information safe online. It is a simple change you can make today to make the online world safer for your clients. Why? Because the truth is, I can probably get into your metal filing cabinet with a hammer and about 4 minutes. Just because something feels safe, doesn't make it safe! Watch the following video and learn a small change you can make today!

What did you learn today? Will you make a change in your passwords? If so, we want to see you say "Yes!" in the comments section below. Let's show the world and our clients that we will make the simple change of developing some wonderful, strong passwords to keep safe online!

p.s. Are you coming to our next free training? Check out the upcoming schedule here.

Miranda Palmer

I have successfully built a cash pay psychotherapy practice from scratch on a shoestring budget. I have also failed a licensed exam by 1 point (only to have the licensing board send me a later months later saying I passed), started an online study group to ease my own isolation and have now reached thousands of therapists across the country, helped other therapists market their psychotherapy practices, and helped awesome business owners move from close to closing their doors, to being profitable in less than 6 weeks. I've failed at launching online programs. I've had wild success at launching online programs. I've made mistakes in private practice I've taught others how to avoid my mistakes. You can do this. You were called to this work. Now- go do it! Find some help or inspiration as you need it- but do the work!

Speaking for Therapists

John Sovec, MA, LMFT is a psychotherapist in private practice in Pasadena California who specializes in working with LGBT teens and their families during the coming out process.

We met John when we was speaking at the annual CAMFT conference (of course he was speaking!) He is a wonderful soul and expert in his field. 

We cover everything from how to find speaking gigs to what to charge to how to present. Lot's of information in this interview. To find out more about John, check him out at http://johnsovec.com and http://www.gayteentherapy.com.

Celtic Art Therapy

celtic art therapy

Have you ever gone to a conference and saw a booth that was constantly surrounded by a crowd of people? Erin Hunt Rado, AKA Ravensdaughter is quite the crowd-pleasure at therapy conferences. She was at EMDRIA in Denver, CO with me- although I never got to see her or her booth (why? because there was a constant crowd). 

I got the extreme pleasure of sitting down with Erin to interview her about how she stumbled onto something great that really helps people, while doing something she loved! I apologize for my terrible hair day- 12 hour days in a humid climate will do that to you! 

 

You can go and check out Celtic Art Therapy here and even download research on the use of her mindfulness tools with EMDR here

Does this inspire you to move beyond the couch in your therapy practice to leverage your expertise? Or, does it inspire you to bring in even more awesome interventions to your clinical work? Tell us below how this video impacted you. If they aren't impacting you- we aren't doing our job! 

p.s. We'd love to invite you to a future event! Check out our upcoming free webinars and other events. Ready to tap into your great passion and idea for niche or specialization? Click here to watch a free bonus training on niche and specialization in private practice today. 

Miranda Palmer

I have successfully built a cash pay psychotherapy practice from scratch on a shoestring budget. I have also failed a licensed exam by 1 point (only to have the licensing board send me a later months later saying I passed), started an online study group to ease my own isolation and have now reached thousands of therapists across the country, helped other therapists market their psychotherapy practices, and helped awesome business owners move from close to closing their doors, to being profitable in less than 6 weeks. I've failed at launching online programs. I've had wild success at launching online programs. I've made mistakes in private practice I've taught others how to avoid my mistakes. You can do this. You were called to this work. Now- go do it! Find some help or inspiration as you need it- but do the work!