Columnists, Practical Practice

February 3rd, 2024

Marketing to the public versus peers

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

When I began my career, in the early 1990s, word of mouth, recommendations from health providers and insurance provider directories were the primary methods I used to find a...

January 5th, 2024

The overscheduled practitioner

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

“People don’t change.” This was relayed to me within my first week on the job by a psychologist, 30 years older than myself. As a researcher, he had some basis for this...

December 4th, 2023

What can therapists learn from older adult clients?

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

Most mornings, I drink from a coffee cup featuring an owl, given to me by a client nearly 15 years ago. She was in her 80s and in failing health. Her death occurred after I...

November 10th, 2023

Should I accept this referral?

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

Not long ago, I received a call from a woman requesting an intake appointment. I don’t use a scheduler and prefer to pre-screen clients myself. She was unclear about her...

September 30th, 2023

The pros and cons of accepting health insurance

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

Solo practitioners face challenges

Have you considered joining or leaving an insurance panel? More than one out of four psychologists are self-employed and nearly half...

August 6th, 2023

Practical Practice: How will Artificial Intelligence disrupt the therapy industry?

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

I’m a late adopter of technology. I had a flip phone for an embarrassingly long time, resisted Facebook and kept a paper calendar well into the digital age. Despite this,...

July 1st, 2023

What is happening to patient privacy?

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

Recently, I realized that my medical records are available through not one, but three health information exchanges (HIEs), CTHealthlink, CONNIE and CareEverywhere.


June 4th, 2023

Pay it forward

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

Why is it that no one ever calls me back? This is a statement that I hear nearly every day from people searching for mental health services. I’m in agreement. It is...

May 3rd, 2023

Health Information Exchange: What does it mean for psychologists?

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

Are you aware that mental health treatment might be included as part of your state’s health information exchange (HIE)? All New England states have an HIE as part of the...

April 3rd, 2023

Do psychologists reject board certification?

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

Warren Buffet has been quoted as saying, “Everyone has a circle of competence. The important thing is not how big the circle is. The important thing is staying inside the...

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