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Creating an Effective Schedule

It’s time to reimagine therapy and what it means to be a therapist. We are human beings who can now present ourselves as whole people, with authenticity, purpose, and connection. Especially now, when therapists must develop a personal brand to market their practices.

To support you as a whole person and a therapist, your hosts, Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy talk about how to approach the role of therapist in the modern age.

In this episode we talk about time management, self-care, managing crises, and competence:

  • The importance of time management related to trust, competence, and well-being
  • How to manage your time, energy, and priorities
  • How often self-care can be pushed out of our schedule (and why that’s so bad)
  • Steven Covey’s Big Rocks
  • Putting buffers in, transition time, and back up plans (for after vacation, when sick, etc.)
  • What a crisis really is (and how non-crises can derail us)
  • “Just in time” scheduling

Resources mentioned:

We’ve pulled together the resources mentioned in this episode and put together some handy-dandy links. Please note that the link below is an affiliate link, so if you purchase after clicking below, we may get a little bit of cash in our pockets. We thank you in advance!

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Who we are:

Curt Widhalm is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice in the Los Angeles area. He is a Board Member at Large for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, a Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Adjunct Faculty at Pepperdine University, and a loving husband and father. He is 1/2 great person, 1/2 provocateur, and 1/2 geek, in that order. He dabbles in the dark art of making “dad jokes” and usually has a half-empty cup of coffee somewhere nearby.

Katie Vernoy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, coach, and consultant. As a helping professional for two decades, she’s navigated the ups and downs of our unique line of work. She’s run her own solo therapy practice, designed innovative clinical programs, built and managed large, thriving teams of service providers, and consulted hundreds of helping professionals on how to build meaningful AND sustainable practices. In her spare time, Katie is secretly siphoning off Curt’s youthful energy, so that she can take over the world.

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Voice Over by DW McCann

Music by Crystal Grooms Mangano

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