A Quick Guide to Clinical Writing for Psychologists

A Quick Guide to Clinical Writing for Psychologists

Are there any tasks you do as a trainee, intern or psychologist that you did not expect to do before choosing a career in psychology?

One task that may come to mind is writing.

In psychology, efficient writing is a skill that is consistently required of us. Being a successful writer is a necessary proficiency to inform others about clinical matters such as patient care, reports, goals, and treatments, as well as research, statistics, and other forms of data. Oftentimes, we are not trained in professional or clinical writing and default to skills we have developed over time, which may contain common writing mistakes.

The following is a compilation of writing tips that may be helpful for a variety of clinical writing tasks for psychologists.

5 Steps to Building Your Personal Self Care Plan

5 Steps to Building Your Personal Self Care Plan

Self care. Everyone in our professional and personal lives talks about it, but it’s easier said than done, right?

It seems we all intend on going to the gym, spending valuable time with loved ones and enjoying those extra moments of our favorite television shows, but sometimes things get lost in translation. And we may find ourselves yet again buried underneath a mountain of work with little hope of accessing our original intent.