FREE Sample Group Supervision Welcome Packet

For those of you who might not know or are new to My Car Is My Office, I am currently working towards my PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision (while still working full time in community mental health – the focus of this website). One of the requirements of my program, and most counseling doctoralContinue reading “FREE Sample Group Supervision Welcome Packet”

Statements That Can be Judgmental to People Dealing with Poverty

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 Poverty”

Theory to Practice: Solution-Focused 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. It’s not difficult to see how theory is one of the firstContinue reading “Theory to Practice: Solution-Focused Progress Note”

Beginner’s Guide to Writing a SOAP Note (with SOAP note template)

On a recent poll in one of my counseling social media groups, the moderator asked what each member wished they could have learned more about in graduate school. Members overwhelmingly answered that they felt they were under prepared to write progress notes once they started seeing clients in the “real world”.  Progress notes are essentialContinue reading “Beginner’s Guide to Writing a SOAP Note (with SOAP note template)”

Nature Therapy Interventions to Promote Wellness in Community Mental Health

As we enter into what will be for many of us our sixth month (sixth!) of staying at home and social distancing, we might notice that our clients are expressing more feelings of isolation, hopelessness, or anxiety. Those of us in community mental health might be looking for creative interventions that require little to noContinue reading “Nature Therapy Interventions to Promote Wellness in Community Mental Health”

FREE Classes by Harvard/MIT for Mental Health Professionals

If you’re considering taking up a hobby during quarantine, and you’ve already started a podcast, why not partake in some free education from some of the best schools in the United States? Whether it’s learning about racial disparities in community health or reviewing how neurotransmitters work, check out these free classes below offered by HarvardContinue reading “FREE Classes by Harvard/MIT for Mental Health Professionals”