Psychologist vs MFT vs LPCC

By Ryokan College on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 in Hot Topics, Marketing Yourself, Student/Faculty Issues. 7 Comments

There can be quite a bit of confusion, when deciding which license to pursue. Should you go for a license in Marriage and Family Therapy or Professional Clinical Counseling? Should you become a psychologist? What is the difference between a psychologist and a therapist, and how do you choose?! Licensed Psychologist A psychologist is a […]


AAMFT Student Conference

By Ryokan College on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 in Alumni News, Marketing Yourself, Student/Faculty Issues. No Comments

AAMFT-CA DIVISION SECOND ANNUAL STUDENT CONFERENCE To register: https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1138181-xWaEfBPmyJ THE FAMILY IN ALL ITS FORMS Sponsored by AAMFT-CA DIVISION and ALLIANT INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24, 2012 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. @ SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY This exciting conference will address MFT’s impacting families in all forms, including: LGBT Parenting, Single Parent Families, Childless […]


Hot Issue-Lower Psychology Licensing Fees

By Ryokan College on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 in Alumni News, Board of Psychology, Hot Topics, Licensing, Marketing Yourself, Student/Faculty Issues. No Comments

California Psychology Association Having only experienced the California Psychology Association at California Board of Psychology meetings, I don’t have the experience to tell if they are competent, evil or malicious.  I do know they are very nice and polite.  Even though I have spent 3 years fighting the APA and its army of minnows (i.e., […]


BILLING FOR PSCYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES: The Proverbial Ball and Chain for Therapists

By Ryokan College on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 in Alumni News, Hot Topics, Marketing Yourself, Student/Faculty Issues. 17 Comments

Billing insurance companies and keeping track of payments is a rather formidable challenge faced by all of us.  How to do this in the most effective way with the least expenditure of time and frustration is often a matter of preference.  The era of handwritten insurance bills is over and typed CMS 1500 forms are […]


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