The Psyched to Practice Story
After all the effort completing college, grad school, internships, and supervision, many of you find yourselves asking, “Now what?” Suddenly, you are let loose navigating the next phase of your career helping others. For some, you will work with practices, agencies, medical facilities, schools, and higher education institutions, and for others, you will move on to opening your own private practice. While all of these settings have different aspects to them, a common factor is the experience of uncertainty, confusion, and even some doubt. There are many questions running through your mind – the direction of your career, professional development, business decisions, and how to advance in the ever-changing landscape that is mental health. In this pursuit of professional independence, you may find yourself searching for answers without the immediate support of mentors, professors, or supervisors, as their roles are less prominent. If you have or are currently experiencing this, you are not alone.
These same experiences are what motivated us to create Psyched to Practice. We started this as an outlet to challenge the barriers that mental health professionals experience that can take the excitement and awe out of what we do. We want to spark the intrigue that pulled many of us into this area of work and help get those in our profession “Psyched to Practice.” We aspire for this platform to be an extension of the consultations and discussions we’ve had with each other, as well as with many experts in our field. From talks about philosophical and clinical aspects of practicing in a mental health field to discussions of business decisions and ways to advance our careers, we found that the more we engaged in these with each other and our colleagues, the more “psyched” we became to try new things, enhance our work, and take more chances. Simply put, “knowledge became infectious.” And, that is the foundation of Psyched to Practice – we want to find ways to impart information, resources, and collaboration to energize your practice and your life.
So, how do we do this? Psyched to Practice has many options to share and provide information to you.
1. If you’re not a listener yet, then please join us on The Psyched to Practice Podcast, which is our way of connecting our mission to our broad audience. By offering insights and thoughts from us and other experts related to the practice of psychology, counseling, and other mental health fields we have something for everyone. Check out further information below about the Psyched to Practice Podcast or listen on all major streaming sources.
2. If you’re interested in a more personal approach, join one of our consultation programs, referred to as our Practice Squads. Practice Squads are offered at different career levels, as well as for clinical discussions, and they are offered throughout the year. For those of you are looking for a specific focus, you can also choose to work with us individually for general consultation or practice and career development. For further information on our consultation options, go to the Start Consulting tab.
3. If you’re searching for resources to help guide you in your work, check out some of our complimentary resources that are available by signing up throughout website. Also, go to our Resources tab, where we have several “practice bundles” that are available for purchase. These include various clinical and administrative forms that you can use in the development of your practice to help build efficient systems and to guide treatment delivery. We are always working on new resources to share.
About The Psyched to Practice Podcast
As mental health practitioners who are at different stages of our career, we developed The Psyched to Practice Podcast to blend information, resources, and collaboration to energize your practice and life. Our informal conversations with each other about the field of psychology and mental health, resulted in excitement and motivation that lead to the development of the podcast. Our goal is to capture crucial information through a conversational tone allowing you to connect not only with the ideas we are discussion but the passion that is behind it. The Psyched to Practice Podcast has three types of episodes – (1) Masters in Practice episodes that involve in-depth discussions with experts on a specific topic of interest, (2) Practice in Action episodes that take issues related to psychology and discuss how they can be applied pragmatically in practice and life, and (3) Business in Practice episodes that focus on ways practitioners can work and provide services efficiently and effectively on a daily basis. In each, you hear us talking with each other, experts, or other practitioners with the goal of leaving the you, our audience, “Psyched to Practice!”