Interdisciplinary Teams

Interdisciplinary Teams

Curt and Katie talk about treatment teaming as a therapist. We look at why you should do it, things to consider, and what it looks like in different settings.

It’s time to reimagine therapy and what it means to be a therapist. 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:

  • Treatment teams as the most effective way to work with clients
  • The education gap for people related to creating treatment teams
  • The difficulty with the model of the therapist being the primary agent for change
  • The different roles of treatment team members, especially as a therapist
  • The distinction between diagnosis for medical necessity and for the clinical case conceptualization
  • Specific things related to working with psychiatrists
  • The challenge related to perceived hierarchy within the profession
  • The value of having a treatment team leader and how to identify who should be the leader
  • The importance of having a lot of information and additional perspectives
  • The scope of practice considerations and how to talk with someone who has a different scope
  • Fragmented communication within treatment teams
  • Community Mental Health programs that require treatment teaming
  • The different way that we set up a treatment teams when we’re in private practice
  • Confidentiality and communication concerns when treatment teaming
  • How to interact with the other team members
  • The educational considerations related to treatment teaming
  • The “mercenary” reason to do treatment teaming

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Resources mentioned:

We’ve pulled together resources mentioned in this episode and put together some handy-dandy links.

Wraparound Services within Community Mental Health

Article: Hoge MA, Morris J, Daniels A, et al. (2007). An Action Plan on Behavioral Health Workforce Development. Rockville, Md, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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Therapy Reimagined 2019

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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. Learn more at:

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. Learn more at:

A Quick Note:

Our opinions are our own. We are only speaking for ourselves – except when we speak for each other, or over each other. We’re working on it.

Our guests are also only speaking for themselves and have their own opinions. We aren’t trying to take their voice, and no one speaks for us either. Mostly because they don’t want to, but hey.

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Voice Over by DW McCann

Music by Crystal Grooms Mangano

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