Hello group practice listeners! In this episode, I sat down with Aimee Kotrba, owner of Thriving Minds Behavioral Health, to chat about bringing intensive therapy models to your group practice.
This episode is packed with so much good information! Here’s what we discuss:
- what intensive therapy models can look like (intensive summer camp, individual intensive, intensive school therapy, etc.)
- the reasoning behind switching to an intensive therapy model
- how Aimee decided that this was the right fit for her practice
- obstacles to developing this kind of therapy model (scheduling, what happens after the intensive, exhaustion, etc.)
- benefits of running intensive therapy programs (cost-effective, helps with busy schedules, individualized attention, etc.)
- how this model works with insurance companies
- how to present this type of model to clients and families
- marketing methods for this type of therapy model
- how to prepare clients and families for an intensive
- the follow-up process after an intensive
- individual vs group intensives
- difference between billing intensives vs individual sessions
- how to compensate staff for intensives
- how staff feel about intensives
- liability considerations for this type of therapy
- managing client and family expectations
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