Do you find yourself feeling uncomfortable or avoiding talking with your clients about fees, e.g. dealing with reactions to your fee, awkward discussions related to reduced fees or addressing an unpaid bill?
This Dialogues in Clinical Moments 2-session seminar will address these challenges. Psychodynamic principles will be explores to advance your understanding of how to deepen discussions about fees and other issues related to money.
A paper will be distributed before the first class to help frame our discussion.
Heidi Knoll, LCSW has been in private practice for 35 years treating children, adolescents and adults. She is on the teaching faculty of WCSPP in the Advanced Psychoanalytic Training program and a 1991 graduate of the Psychoanalytic Program at WCSPP.
1. Participants will be able to describe how psychoanalytic concepts can be utilized to facilitate effective discussion with clients related to fees, including setting a fee and payment of bills.
2. Participants will be able to identify at least 3 factors that contribute to the avoidance or minimizing of discussion of fees.
Enrollment: Up to 8 people.
Format: Seminar style zoom presentation.
THE WESTCHESTER CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF PSYCHOANALYSIS AND PSYCHOTHERAPY (WCSPP) is a non-profit academic center which provides high quality post graduate training to mental health practitioners representing a variety of licensed disciplines. Founded and chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 1974 as an interdisciplinary, psychotherapy and psychoanalytic educational center, we were the first in Westchester County to provide such intensive training to non-medical clinicians. As New York State has expanded the scope of licensing, we are currently able to train students with a variety of graduate degrees. Since our origins, WCSPP has been dedicated to an open exchange of ideas and dialogue. Our faculty represents diverse perspectives on human development and psychotherapeutic techniques.