Post Pandemic Practice

Post Pandemic Practice

Curt and Katie chat about what our practices can look like post pandemic. We explore the creativity that the pandemic has inspired and what the clinical and business implications might be for continuing in flexible modalities. We talk about logistics, clinical evaluation, and ethics related to the options available for the clients. We also talk about how to take care of yourself while taking care of clients.

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:

  • How creativity can be used in practice
  • Different options for therapy (telehealth, outdoor/walk and talk, in-person, concierge)
  • The logistical challenges of having different options for your clients (different locations, different modalities, etc.)
  • The flexibility required during the pandemic and how to adjust schedules after returning
  • The benefits of having so many options
  • Boundaries and flexibility needed to manage a multimodal practice
  • The importance of communication and teamwork
  • The benefits of this flexibility to clinicians
  • The considerations of cost and charging different fees, and rationale for how you set fees
  • The clinical benefits and challenges for different modalities
  • The necessary documentation of rationale
  • Clinical considerations for in-person sessions
  • Some CYA advice
  • The importance of taking this time to deliberately design the practice you want

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Resources mentioned:

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

APA Article – COVID-19: When is it OK to provide more in-person services?

Outdoor therapy: Jennifer Deacon, MBACP

Leadership article – Checklist for Post Pandemic Reentry

Relevant Episodes:

Returning to the Office

Taking a Shot at Vaccines

Interview with Anita Avedian, LMFT: Open to Opportunity

Interview with Megan Costello, LMFT: Field-Based Private Practice

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Who we are:

Curt Widhalm is in private practice in the Los Angeles area. He is the cofounder of the Therapy Reimagined conference, former CFO of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University, a former Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, 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: http://www.curtwidhalm.com

Katie Vernoy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, coach, and consultant supporting leaders, visionaries, executives, and helping professionals to create sustainable careers. Katie, with Curt, has developed workshops and a conference, Therapy Reimagined, to support therapists navigating through the modern challenges of this profession. Katie is also Past President of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. In her spare time, Katie is secretly siphoning off Curt’s youthful energy, so that she can take over the world. Learn more at: http://www.katievernoy.com

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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Credits:

Voice Over by DW McCann https://www.facebook.com/McCannDW/

Music by Crystal Grooms Mangano http://www.crystalmangano.com/

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