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Learn more about home-based counseling, community mental health, supervision, documentation, and other topics in these evidence-based posts.


Theory to Practice: CBT Progress Note

When asked what subjects they wished they would have covered more in college, some members in our Facebook group for community mental health professionals responded that they would have preferred more training in integrating theory into their practice when working in client’s homes. We know from the research that there is a huge gap betweenContinue reading “Theory to Practice: CBT Progress Note”

Writing an Unstructured Progress Note

Effective documentation is critical to client care with psychotherapy notes often being the most common type of clinical documentation mental health professionals will complete in a day. There any many styles of progress notes from which mental health professionals can choose. Whether it’s a SOAP, DAP, or other format, progress notes allow mental health professionalsContinue reading “Writing an Unstructured Progress Note”

Statements That Can be Judgmental to People Dealing with Financial Insecurity

As mental health professionals, we understand the weight our words can hold. If not, think back to a compliment you received from your favorite teacher or a personal dig from a loved one. That is why we go through thorough training, not to make sure we say the “perfect” open-ended questions or reflections to ourContinue reading “Statements That Can be Judgmental to People Dealing with Financial Insecurity”

Benefits of Interning at a Community Mental Health Agency

There can sometimes be a stigma surrounding community mental health agency work with some programs suggesting it is  “lesser” than working in a private practice, a hospital, or other office-based setting. Greg Czyszczon pointed out that home-based counseling is often categorized as being at the bottom of the counseling hierarchy with the least trained individualsContinue reading “Benefits of Interning at a Community Mental Health Agency”

In-Home Counseling with Rebecca Toner of the Supportive SuperVision Podcast

A few weeks ago, I had the awesome pleasure of speaking with Rebecca Toner on her Supportive SuperVision podcast about my research and experience on in-home therapy and community mental health. Supportive SuperVision, as the title suggests, is a must listen for supervisors, supervisees, educators, and students in mental health fields. I’ve been a listenerContinue reading “In-Home Counseling with Rebecca Toner of the Supportive SuperVision Podcast”

Theory to Practice: Feminist Theory Case Conceptualization Worksheet

Case conceptualizations are an integral part to the treatment process in any mental health field. A clinician writes a case conceptualization to document their understanding of a case and to relay how they intend to proceed in treatment according to a particular approach or theoretical orientation. Not only can writing a case conceptualization help youContinue reading “Theory to Practice: Feminist Theory Case Conceptualization Worksheet”

Great British Bake-Off Judges as Your Clinical Supervisors

The Great British Bake-Off (GBBO as it’s commonly abbreviated) is a British-centric baking competition where contestants compete against each other to create the best breads, puddings, and mince pies. Compared to Iron Chef America and similar American cooking competitions, GBBO is a stroll through a country-side meadow while the royal family judges you gently fromContinue reading “Great British Bake-Off Judges as Your Clinical Supervisors”

Theory to Practice: Person-Centered Progress Note

Last week for the series Theory to Practice, we reviewed an example solution-focused SOAP note. This week, we focus this week writing a person-centered/humanistic progress note. If you haven’t already, check out “Beginner’s Guide to Writing a SOAP Note (with SOAP note template)” and “Theory to Practice: Solution-Focused Progress Note” The person-centered, or Rogerian, therapistContinue reading “Theory to Practice: Person-Centered Progress Note”

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