Dr. Amy’s Life Updates: Blog Schedule, Upcoming Books, and More!

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Since I started this blog in June 2020, I have shared more than 300 posts about mental health, therapist resources, parenting, and my cat. Can you believe I had that many things to say? I can.

Lately I have been posting on this blog three to four times per week, and a lot of people seem to enjoy and benefit from the posts. I hope you can continue to use the resources I have shared here. I am going to cut back on how frequently I post here, though, to make time and energy for other things.

PESI has formally signed a contract for a second Telemental Health with Kids book. My due date for the first draft is August 1, but at the rate I am going it will probably be done early (which is on-brand for me).

Routledge signed me to write The Therapist’s Guide to Clinical Documentation with Children and Adolescents: Treatment, Risks, and Ethics. This will be a resource for therapists who work with minors to keep their documentation ethical, legal, and consistent with practical standards. The first draft is due August 1, 2023, but I plan to knock it out much sooner.

I have interviewed 33 people for Why Didn’t Anybody Tell Me, my upcoming book about being diagnosed as neurodivergent in adulthood. The plan is to self-publish so that the voices I am writing about are elevated and I do not have to compromise or make changes based on what a publisher wants. Tentatively, I want to have this written by the end of the year. (If you missed your appointment and still want to connect, or are just now hearing about this and want to be part of the project, you can get in touch with me here!)

Writing three books at once is a great strategy for my ADHD because I can procrastinate one book with the others.

I have also been writing for VeryWell, an organization that promotes accurate and accessible information for the general public. In the coming months I will do consultation work with them to ensure the accuracy of pieces about mental health and therapy resources.

All that to say: I have a lot going on and will be updating this blog one to two times per week instead of three to four. I hope I can still bring you helpful information about mental health and therapy resources.

By the way, if you are a mental health professional/author and want to chat about your book, or you have a guest article you would like to share, let me know! I would love to amplify your voice.

Thank you again for the ongoing support and encouragement.

Published by Dr Marschall

Dr. Amy Marschall received her Psy.D. from the University of Hartford in September 2015. Her clinical interests are varied and include child and adolescent therapy, TF-CBT, rural psychology, telemental health, sexual and domestic violence, psychological assessment, and mental illness prevention. Dr. Marschall presently works in the Child and Adolescent Therapy Clinic at Sioux Falls Psychological Services in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she provides individual and family therapy and psychological assessment to children, adolescents, and college students. She also facilitates an art therapy group for adolescents and college students with anxiety and depression. Dr. Amy Marschall is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Telemental Health.

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