Interview with Dr. Mike Brooks, Psychologist and Author

Dr. Mike Brooks is a psychologist and the co-author of Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World with Dr. Jon Lasser. He took time to speak with me about his practice and about screen time, the internet, and parenting. Tech Generation was published in 2018, though Dr. Brooks wrote about the impact ofContinue reading “Interview with Dr. Mike Brooks, Psychologist and Author”

Interview with Jenn Brandel, LICSW, Author

Jenn Brandel, LICSW, was kind enough to talk with me about her work as a social worker and writer. She has two books and provides some awesome, free assessments on her website. 1. To start off, can you tell me about your professional background?I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been practicing forContinue reading “Interview with Jenn Brandel, LICSW, Author”

Psychological Evaluation 101: Court Ordered Assessments

Lately I have gotten a number of referrals for a type of evaluation that I do not offer, so I thought I would talk a bit about what makes these types of evaluations unique to help readers identify the right provider. Today I will share with you what it means to receive an assessment thatContinue reading “Psychological Evaluation 101: Court Ordered Assessments”

Professional Wills: Webinar for Therapists

You asked, and I delivered! Recently, I updated my professional will. Like with many things in my life, I celebrated the occasion by tweeting about it. This generated a lively discussion of professional wills, what they are, and why we as therapists need them. I vaguely recall professional wills being mentioned during my graduate training,Continue reading “Professional Wills: Webinar for Therapists”

Insurance and Mental Health

This post will probably end up being Part 1 in a series, since it is definitely information that people need to know. As my followers are aware, I’ve been writing about various mental health topics to help people who aren’t professionals understand psychology, therapy, evaluations, and other topics related to mental health. I would likeContinue reading “Insurance and Mental Health”

Virtual Slime

A lot of child therapists make slime with their clients in session, or they did back when we saw people in person. Personally, it was not an intervention I used often for a couple of reasons. One, to accommodate my caseload, I would book after school appointments back-to-back, and the cleanup would put me behindContinue reading “Virtual Slime”

Psychological Evaluation 101: Health Insurance and Psych Assessments

Thank you for checking out my series on psychological assessments! My goal in writing this series was to help people who don’t have years of graduate training understand what an assessment is and what information they might seek from an evaluation. As of right now, this is my final planned post in this series, thoughContinue reading “Psychological Evaluation 101: Health Insurance and Psych Assessments”

Psychological Evaluation 101: What Are Projective Tests?

(If you want me to write about more types of psychological evaluations, please let me know!) Projective tests are a type of personality assessment that uses ambiguous stimuli to get information about things you might not be consciously aware of. They can involve having you respond to images, create drawings, or say the first responseContinue reading “Psychological Evaluation 101: What Are Projective Tests?”

Psychological Evaluation 101: Autism

Language note: although everyone has individual preferences, the overall consensus at the time that I am writing this post is that people in the Autism community prefer to be referred to as “Autistic people” rather than “people with Autism,” so that is the language I will use in this post. Last week I talked aboutContinue reading “Psychological Evaluation 101: Autism”

Interview with Dr. Katie Gordon, Psychologist and Author

I connected with Dr. Katie Gordon on Twitter when she posted about her upcoming book about suicide prevention. Obviously, this is an important topic, and she graciously agreed to an interview with me. Content warning: this post talks about suicidal ideation. 1. Tell me a bit about your professional background. I went to Florida StateContinue reading “Interview with Dr. Katie Gordon, Psychologist and Author”