Psychology Practice in the Time of COVID-19
COVID-19 has presented many challenges to practice owners and solo practitioners alike. There are challenges in our personal lives—working from home, dealing with financial stresses and contingency planning, transitioning to telehealth and retaining clients, and attracting new referrals not to mention supporting and leading our staff. Don’t do all of this alone. There are some changes that will be temporary but there are others that may change us forever as people and business owners and practitioners. Some of us may not make it as business owners. More than ever guidance and support in securing a future for your practice is vital. Getting the most out of digital health including practice management software, secure messaging, and telehealth; implementing clinical effectiveness initiatives such as outcome measures and making sure your business model is sustainable and able to grow and rise to the challenges ahead when we move from crisis to recovery. Many things that we value will remain gold standard such as strong personal relationships with our referrers, diversification of income sources, a mindset that is determined as well as collaborative and open to new ideas. I hope these resources will help you in your journey into these challenging times.
Rewriting all the rules and reconnecting with professional standards
Tricks of the Trade and their Application to TeleHealth
Tricks of the Trade Part 2: Tips from the Experts
Reimagining Healthcare – 6 April 2020
TeleHealth Adaptation for Mental Healthcare
Kaye speaks with Yianni Serpanos from CorePlus on a Reimagining Healthcare Live Stream about:
- Adapting mental healthcare service delivery to TeleConsults
- The importance of responding to a change event like Covid-19 to meet the needs of Australians
- Developing new alliances and reimagining mental healthcare
- The necessity to iterate and not try to do too much at once with some examples of what to focus on
- Self-care as practice owners and the flow-on effect to leadership with your teams throughout the change process.
Blog/Articles on COVID-19
The Corona Pivot: Private Psychology Practice in the time of COVID-19
Leaders in psychology like in many areas of human endeavor hold various offices in our professional organisations or related entities. Being a leader in your private practice (even if you are a solo practitioner and therefore a leader of one) is often an unsung role.