MFT & Psych Asst. Positions at Chabad. Earn hours!

By Ryokan College on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 in Alumni News, Employment Opportunities, Hot Topics, News, Student/Faculty Issues. No Comments

We will be taking 5-6 practicum students for the 2012-2013 training year. Since 1972, thousands of men from diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds have been successfully treated for drug addiction at Chabad. Chabad views drug abuse as a symptom of deeper psychological issues. Students see patients two to three times a week for individual therapy […]

Ryokan Poem

By Ryokan College on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 in Hot Topics, Ryokan Poem. No Comments

Good friends and excellent teachers- Stick close to them! Wealth and power are fleeting dreams But wise words perfume the world for ages.      

Alumni News- Look what our Alumni have been doing!

By Ryokan College on Thursday, December 15th, 2011 in Alumni News, Life After Ryokan, News. 1 Comment

This comes from a recent survey we took anonymously of our graduates. Our Ryokan family is going places! “Ryokan enabled me to get my doctorate while working. Great program!” “I primarily teach special education at the middle school level. I have taught Child Abuse courses for Ryokan and other institutions.” “I have a small private […]

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 […]

Ryokan’s Vision

By Ryokan College on Saturday, November 12th, 2011 in Hot Topics, Ryokan Poem. No Comments

Ryokan College was named after the Japanese Zen Buddhist Monk Ryokan (1758-1831).  Although the college does not infuse religious beliefs into the curriculum, we also feel it is important to embrace the significant relationship between the college and this historically relevant person. The hermit-monk Ryokan was born in 1758 in the remote and snowy province of Echigo, […]

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