Therapists Off Script

Jen Hyatt & Alyx Duckering

Therapists Off Script is a podcast designed with therapists in mind as we discuss all things psychotherapy practice鈥he good, the bad, and the truly mind blowing adventure of being a therapist in process as we dive deep, join together, and empower others for the journey of a lifetime. read less

Casting the Net and Hooking New Clients: Marketing as a Psychotherapist in the Healing Arts Profession
Mar 13 2023
Casting the Net and Hooking New Clients: Marketing as a Psychotherapist in the Healing Arts Profession
Join Jen & Alyx as we discuss all things marketing as a psychotherapist 馃槉 There is a plethora of things to consider within marketing.  Alyx and Jen discuss the following marketing topics from the base of California including:Marketing SkillsFilling up practice client caseloadGood happens in ripplesBrainstorming sourcesAuthentic MarketingMarketing across different practice settingsInsurance versus self-pay client considerationsReframing marketing skills as a provider of mental healthGetting your voice out there so clients may find youIndividualizing marketing that works for youSTEEPLE / PESTEL Business AnalysisImportance of keeping finger on the pulseHot Topic MarketingBuild each other up: colleague cross referralsTailoring Seasonal MarketingHarnessing Social Media Platforms for MarketingAbundance versus Scarcity MindsetImposter Syndrome Podcasting, Blogging, and BiosIdeal Client Avatars (The Who)Niche(s) (The What)Speaking to Pain Points and Calls to ActionPainting a Picture (the narrative of bios)Setting Client Expectations Therapist and Client MatchingThe client meets you before they meet you (importance of marketing)Ethical ConsiderationsAdvertising ParametersGeneralist versus SpecialistHow to cast the netCold Calling versus Organic MarketingOffering Courses and TrainingsEmail ListsFunnelsFiltering Unsubscribe Emails via Google GmailHarnessing TechnologyPodcast Link:Listen now on your favorite podcast platform or by visiting http://therapistsoffscript.com Resources Mentioned:Good TherapyTherapy DenInclusive Therapist Mental Health MatchOnline Therapy DirectoryAmber LydaAudrey Schoen California BBS Advertising GuidelinesDr. Ben Caldwell Advertising RemindersTeachableKajabiThinkificMusic by Thunderbird Ooyy via EpidemicTherapists Off Script
Seasons of a Therapist: Path to Licensure (Part One) The Trainee Path
Nov 30 2022
Seasons of a Therapist: Path to Licensure (Part One) The Trainee Path
Join Jen and Alyx as we discuss Seasons of a Therapist: Path to Licensure (Part One)  Topics: 路      Importance of connection and network of support along your path to licensure路      Learning from others who have traveled the path without a time machine路      Hearing a former trainees experience 路      When practicum starts in grad school路      When you begin seeing 鈥渞eal clients鈥澛      The first client session路      When the imposter syndrome shows up路      Normalizing first time jitters路      Choosing your grad school program and trainee site路      Importance of mentors and paying it forward路      Acclimating to being a therapist路      Honing the inherit natural abilities as a therapist路      Abundance Mindset versus Scarcity Mindset路      Interconnected mental health field and individual provider鈥檚 web路      Know your why鈥檚 (values-based) of being a supervisor路      Seasons of a Therapist路      Growth Mindset路      Throwback to Mt. Everest (episode one)路      Learn everyday路      Paperwork/ documentation as a supervisee路      Importance of getting your hours (and other docs) signed as you travel the path路      Minimum and Maximum Trainee hours one may earn while in grad school路      Important questions to ask when selecting trainee site路      Direct and Indirect Hours路      Career Fair路      Interviewing for your Trainee Site (plan ahead)路      Earning supervision hours while in grad school路      90-Day Rule 路      Trainees may only work in exempt sites (associates may work in private practice and / or corporations (only with first registration number up to 6 years)路      Unit ratios overview within individual, triadic, and group supervision路      Supervision ratios to be able to count experience for any given week路      Do not be afraid to ask questions路      Constructive feedback versus damaging feedback路      Taken advantage of learning and growth opportunities路      Juggling multiple supervisors路      Leveling up as a supervisee路      Regardless of where you are on the path鈥攏ever stop asking questions路      When you stop learning, you stop growing路      Shout Out to Powerful Supervisors Resources:鈥淥n Being a Therapist鈥 by Kottler (affiliate link)Track Your HoursCAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)Dr. Ben CaldwellMaster Checklist for MFT LicensureBBS Forms and PublicationsMusic by Thunderbird Ooyy via EpidemicTherapists Off Script
Untangling from the Red Tape of Rust Out to Burn Out (Part Two)
Nov 21 2022
Untangling from the Red Tape of Rust Out to Burn Out (Part Two)
Untangling from the Red Tape of Rust Out to Burn OutPreventions and Antidotes Burn Out SettingsHating on Humanity Stuckedness Keeping the Love for Humanity through Licensure and BeyondContributors to Burn Out: Lowest Experienced Therapists with Highest Need Populations, High Commitment for 3,000 hours path (with low to no pay), Barriers, High Documentation Demands, Caseload Overload, High Expectations, Productivity Standards, Contagious with Desensitized Supervisors, Traps on the Path to LicensureSymptom Domains: Physical, Emotional, Behavioral, and MentalAntidotes: Burn Out prevention impact us and lots of ways we can prevent Catch the signs early Self-Denial as a symptom Importance of Self-CarePace your hours with what works best for you Spreading awareness Tending to Our NeedsRe-aligning Our Goals and Expectations for SelfEvaluate and Prioritize Weekly Schedule and Reduce/ Eliminate Demands, as Needed to Re-Align Know Yourself and What Works for You Establishing Healthy Boundaries and Setting Margins in LifeZombie Brain = Too Many Demands and Work/ Life BalanceKnow Your Burn Out IndicatorsDeciding How Many Clients in a Day Works for You as a TherapistAssociate Churn MillsReseting Mental Health Field Demands TogetherSystems of Brokenness  Standing for Our Needs--Enough is EnoughTherapists Are Human Too with our own Needs and LimitsCombat People Pleasing Tendencies Therapist as Helpers (Enneagram 2)Power of No's and Yes'sStaying Well on this Path to Licensure for Self and ClientsImportance of Personal Therapy for Setting Margins in Life Scheduling Self-Care (including meals and breaks)Setting your daily and weekly schedule for what works for youSeparate Work and Personal Phone Access to Therapist in Off Hours Importance of Powering OffEquipping Clients for Crisis When Therapist is not accessibleColleague Access when Therapist is Away on VacationEat-Move-Sleep-Connect (Alyx and Jen Perspectives)Fueling your BodyMoving Your BodyQuality SleepConnect with Self and OthersBeing versus Doing ModesPouring into Hobbies and InterestsCreativity Alive = Well-BeingPersonal and Professional Life BalanceBuilding of Personal and Professional Support SystemsTime Management StrategiesIdentify Barriers Ahead and Develop a Plan of ResponseTherapist for Therapists CollectiveImportance of NetworkingImportance of positive supportPay it Forward within SupportSpread the Goodness Power Off (Checking Email on Computer--Keep it off your Phone)Boundaries with Checking Emails in Pre-Determined TimesPush Back on Hustle Culture- Stop Glorification of Busy- Worth not Measured by Your ProductivityAsk What is Mine to HoldEisenhower MatrixScheduling within Peaks and Valleys of Time/ Energy Prioritize No and Yes'sLeaving Work on TimeFinishing Notes Scheduling Buffers Healthy versus Rigid Boundaries Sacrificing values, time, health and overall well-beingColleague Check Ins and Consult GroupsEmpathy is a Super Power or Our Kryptonite  Resource Shared in this Episode:https://www.therapyfortherapistscollective.com/Music by Thunderbird Ooyy via EpidemicTherapists Off Script