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What are DAP Notes and Why are They Useful?

DAP notes are an increasingly relevant form of case notes (or progress notes) in the mental/behavioral health field. Therapists everywhere rely on progress notes to record and manage each case as it unfolds. Each session with a client reveals a new direction or path that demands attention, but no two visits often create a straight […]

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5 Resources to Help Clients with Homicidal Ideation

It is not also a simple process to assess whether or not a client has homicidal ideation. Rarely does an individual casually disclose that they think about harming themselves, let alone others for that matter. As mental health professionals, it is important to know how to assess an individual for the potential for harm and […]

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What Are BIRP Notes and How are They Used?

If you are a mental/behavioral health provider then you might be familiar with BIRP notes. BIRP notes are a notetaking format that therapists might use to document sessions in clinical records. Therapists are infamous for their notetaking. In every movie with a mental health provider, you see them scribbling things in a notebook right in […]

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5 Steps to Streamline the Intake Process for New Therapy Clients

Bringing in new therapy clients is an exciting process. It means that your practice is growing and that you get the chance to work with more people. Although getting a new client is great for business, providers are often weighed down by inefficient intake processes. With an ineffective onboarding process, you put yourself at risk […]

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What Are Insurance Codes for Mental Health Services?

Insurance codes for mental health services are an important part of every practice. For providers that accept insurance, understanding how to use and apply insurance codes is the fastest way to full and timely reimbursements. When knowledge of such details is lacking, your bottom line suffers, and your practice cannot grow. What are insurance codes […]

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What is Socratic Questioning in Counseling?

Socratic Questioning in counseling, named after the ancient philosopher Socrates, is a valuable skill used within Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The philosopher believed that the use of provocative questions could both challenge client’s unhealthy understandings of their world and of themselves. For clients stuck in a singular way of thinking, Socratic questioning might be the best […]

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Understanding the 8 Minute Rule for Therapy Billing

What is the 8 Minute Rule for therapy billing? A large portion of mental health organizations submit claims to Medicare on a regular basis. This means that they should be familiar with the 8-minute rule for billing. While many providers are familiar, they have yet to perfect the process. In fact, many providers are flustered […]

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The 2021 Guide to Behavioral Health Insurance Billing

Providers need to pay special attention to behavioral health insurance billing in 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic swept our nation at the beginning of 2020. Since its start, the need for quality mental health services has increased across the country. A higher number of individuals are suffering from mental and behavioral health-related issues due to the […]

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Trauma-Focused CBT Techniques for Therapists

The trauma-focused CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) approach to psychotherapy was first developed by Judith Cohen in the 1990s. Designed to help children and adolescents work through trauma experiences, TF-CBT has been adopted and is practiced by mental health organizations all over the world.  What is Trauma-Focused Cognitive Based Therapy and When is It Used?  Trauma-Focused […]

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Therapy Podcasts You Should Be Listening to in 2021

Top Therapy Podcasts (for therapists) in 2021

If you’re like most of us, you probably spend a fair amount of time in the car or walking to work. While you love listening to the radio (who doesn’t, right?), maybe you’ve found yourself wondering if your commute time could be spent in a more fruitful and engaging way, something more meaningful than just listening to songs you’ve heard too many times before. Maybe you have some free time and you’re wondering what to do with it. Perhaps you have an upcoming trip planned and you’re wondering how you can occupy your time during that long car ride?

Well fret not–we have the answer: podcasts. Podcasts are a great way to turn what would be wasted time into a learning and engaging experience. As the new year rolls around, now is a great time to decide to dedicate more time to building your podcast listening library.

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