Are You a Great Psychotherapy Networker?

Are You a Great Psychotherapy Networker?

I'm in a lot of groups online and offline for therapists who are in private practice. What I've seen consistently is that many therapists don't know how to be great networkers. Many vacillate between hiding in the shadows, or taking over the room. So how do you become a great psychotherapy networker? Here is your 10 step plan to getting great referrals from your networking activities. 

  1. Focus first on getting to know other people. Not just their name, not just grabbing their business card- make a connection. Ask probing questions- find out what they are really fired up about. Or, find out if this is someone you wouldn't want to refer to or network in the future! Notice how you feel around this person. Remember, you are great at connecting and assessing. 
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Private Practice: Out of the box with intensive retreats

Out of the box therapy intensives

Out of the box therapy intensives

I LOVE meeting therapists who are thinking out of the box about the ways we can help heal our world. And no, I don't mean out of the box unethical, dangerous! I mean, well-trained, caring clinicians who are committed to providing excellent outcomes for clients. At the EMDRIA conference this week I met Dr. Ricky Greenwald in person. I have seen his name online via the EMDR listserve for several years, so it was fun to put a face to a name! And, fun to introduce myself because he had NO idea who the heck I was! 

Of course, I still convinced him to do a video interview with me! Be inspired by his story of launching intensive therapy retreats focused on great outcomes for clients. Watch below, and then post your questions, or your out of the box ideas for providing excellence in clinical services! 

 

How cool is this? A little brain storming about what to do with an empty apartment leads to a breakthrough about how to provide services to clients in need. You can learn more about Dr. Greenwald over at www.therapyretreat.org His organization provides advanced trauma training, his intensive therapy retreats, and is in the midst of publishing some awesome research! 

Are you inspired? Is your brain working? We hope so! Share your out of the box ideas in the comments below or post your questions! 

p.s. If you are thinking about doing something out of the box, we have an advanced training upcoming about the logistics of marketing something beyond the couch.