Dr. Michelle Yep-Martin is a psychologist and Approved Provider and Supervisor for the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders. She currently works with the State of Alaska Department of Corrections providing group and individual services to male and female sexual offenders. She also works with the Department of Juvenile Justice working with juveniles who have been adjudicated of sexual offenses. Dr. Yep-Martin works in the community and with incarcerated offenders, in conjunction with probation officers and other community resources, providing management and treatment. She has published Female Sexual Offenders: Current Treatment, Relational Aspects of Offense Styles, and the Effect of Therapeutic Alliance. Dr. Yep-Martin is a consultant for Saybrook University, and is an expert witness for the Alaska State Court System. She also works with those who are not adjudicated, working with depression, anxiety, obesity, couples, and families.
You’ve worked long and hard and put huge amounts of energy into your chosen profession, and now you’re entering your postgraduate year.
As you look for a great site that will utilize your skill-set, it’s also important to have a plan for making the most of this final year of training. In this article, I will share some of the things that I wish I had known prior to beginning my postgraduate year.
I have always thought of myself as the kind of psychologist who offers a safe space for a patient to walk in, unload all that is bothering them out onto my carpet, and leave without a thought for me to clean up. Sometimes they continue to carry pieces with them, but with each additional session, we are able to get to the core of the issue together.
I am sure all of us would love to have a caseload of clients who come in on time, ready to work on their issues, make progress at a steady pace, and pay on time (preferably in cash!). Unfortunately, this is, for most of us, not a fact of life.
Once you’ve gotten your license, you might be ready to take the next step in your career and move into private practice. This seems like an expensive proposition, and you may not be able to quit your day job to jump head first into this venture. However, the cost of opening your own practice doesn’t have to be out of reach.
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