Become a Mastermind!
Check out our freebie mini-courses or enroll in deep dive trainings designed to increase your clinical competence and build your confidence!
Consulting With Physicians
It can feel like physicians, even psychiatrists, speak a totally different language. Learn how to best communicate with MDs!
Holding Boundaries With Referrals
It's so exciting to get a new referral that we often forget when and how to hold boundaries. Let's talk about it!
Trauma Series: Starting the Conversation
Most of our clients walk into out office with a backpack full of both "capital T" and "little T" traumas. Let's talk about it!
Trauma Series: ACEs, PCEs, and Resiliency
It's important to know not only your clients' ACE scores, but also your own. Learn more about how ACEs and PCEs impact us throughout the lifespan and how to increase resiliency.
The Golden Thread
Learn about the Golden Thread required to demonstrate medical necessity and ensure payment for mental health services.
Private Practice Fundamentals: Everything You Need to Get Started With New Clients Today!
Everything you need to get your private practice ready for new clients, from attorney approved intake paperwork to scripting for your first session!
Court Crash Course for Mental Health Clinicians
Stop living in fear of subpoenas! Please join Dr. Brittany Bate, Ph.D. and Jill Williams, LCSW and learn how to "court-proof" your practice and confidently handle anything that your court-involved clients may throw your way! In this 3-hour webinar, we will address: - setting up your practice policies surrounding court involvement from top to bottom, including informed consent language and your fee structure - how to screen referrals for court involvement, including what to say on your website related to court involvement and how to refer out with aplomb - how to maintain both your professional boundaries AND therapeutic rapport if you existing clients become court involved - how to "stay in your lane" and work within your scope of practice - understanding a subpoena versus a court order (and how to read one!) - understanding the different types of witnesses - the roles of various court adjacent professionals - how to talk with attorneys, what questions to ask, and what NOT to say - how to effectively write treatment summaries for the court - creating a "day of court" checklist to make sure you're covered in the courtroom - how to present yourself as a trustworthy witness on the stand - ways to become involved with court-related issues if you'd like to make that a part of your practice Yes, we will answer questions like: - Can I make a recommendation for which parent my 9 year old client should live with or what his visitation schedule should look like? - Do I have to respond to a subpoena since my client doesn't want me to talk to any attorneys about the therapy she is receiving? - What are psychotherapy notes and do I have to share those if a judge orders it? - Should I write a letter on behalf of my client who is trying to regain custody of her children? - My client just got arrested and her attorney wants me to testify and say she is a good person and doing well in therapy. What should I do? - I just got a referral from a person whose attorney said they need a mental health or substance use assessment. How do I handle that? In addition to all of the topics covered above, you will also receive physical copies of the following things to integrate into your own practice: - Informed consent "blurb" related to court involvement and your scope of practice - Fee schedule for court-related work done outside of a therapy session - Informed consent section specific to working with minor children - Treatment summary template PLUS two sample treatment summaries - "Step by step" checklist for responding to subpoenas - "Questions to ask attorneys" handout - Day of court checklist so you'll be prepared if you have to attend a hearing MEET YOUR PRESENTERS! Brittany Bate, Ph.D, (she/her) has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in forensic psychology and assessment, from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, NC. Dr. Bate has provided assessment and therapeutic services to justice-involved individuals at the state and federal level, to include evaluations of competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, and dangerousness. As a previous Contract Psychologist with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation in their Behavioral Threat Assessment Unit, she has also worked with a multidisciplinary team in conducting threat assessments of community members who of concern within North Carolina who are recognized as having motive and means to develop, or act on an opportunity to, commit a targeted attack. Dr. Bate has also provided custody evaluations, parental capacity evaluations, and mental health evaluations in the context of custody disputes and has provided reunification therapy, co-parenting therapy, and individual therapy to folx who are engaged in high-conflict divorce proceedings. As Dr. Bate also has a significant research and practical background in the intricacies of providing expert testimony. Dr. Bate currently owns her own clinical and forensic psychological practice (Be BOLD Psychology and Consulting). In addition to assessment and court-ordered therapy. Dr. Bate also enjoys providing attorney consultation services (i.e., witness preparation, critical analysis of expert reports, etc.). When not working in a clinical setting she assists in conducting small group and survey research as a contract trial consultant. She also offers coaching and consulting services to therapist entrepreneurs who are seeking to grow their solo or group practice! Dr. Bate can be found online at https://beboldpsychnc.com. Email: [email protected] Jill Williams, LCSW (she/her) is a therapist, group practice owner (Flourish Counseling and Wellness, PLLC in Asheville NC), Certified Clinical Supervisor, and owner of a mental health education program (Mental Health Masterminds) with 15 years of direct clinical experience working with children and adults of all ages. Jill has worked as an inpatient and ED psychiatric clinician, community mental health intensive in-home provider, school-based therapist, and she now works primarily with overfunctioning adults and parents of children with supportive needs. Jill has had 100+ foster children over the years and developed a Young Child Intensive In-Home program in her community, serving children ages 3-6 who were victims of physical and sexual abuse. Jill has provided court testimony and worked closely with attorneys and Guardian ad Litems in cases involving Child Protective Services, family visitation, young child mental health, and adult guardianship. She has additionally provided team-based assessments and recommendations to determine competency in guardianship cases for adults with IDD, psychosis, substance use disorders, dementia, and other diagnoses impacting their ability to care adequately for themselves. Jill has developed practice policies, screening processes, and a strong referral base in order to "stay in her lane" professionally and prides herself on remaining "testimony free" since she opened Flourish Counseling in 2014. You can find Jill online at: www.flourishasheville.com Email: [email protected]