7 Things I Wish I Knew as a New Psychotherapist
And How They Might Be Helpful to You
We have all had thoughts about what we would tell our former selves if given the chance. Whether it is a warning about upcoming pitfalls in life, advice about alternative paths to consider, or guidance on how to get the most out of opportunities before us. Dr. David Hall with PsychMaven has taken this thought and turned it into a free course for new therapists. In this mini-course, we will covers topics like:
- Thinking through opportunities for professional growth.
- Considerations in supervision and getting licensed.
- How to start building a brand for you future work.
StartIntroduction & Outline (4:57)
StartKnown My Employment Options (5:35)
StartEngaged Better in Supervision (6:10)
StartBeen More Open to New Therapy Niches (4:44)
StartConnected with Other Professionals (3:55)
StartValued My Experience and Skills Better (10:21)
StartSet Up a Business & Web Presence (13:39)
StartDeveloped Side-Gigs Sooner (11:29)
Dr. Stephen "David" Hall heads up content and direction as the "Chief Maven" of PsychMaven, which he co-founded in 2019. He has been working as a therapist since 2005 and holds clinical licenses in Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. He has built counseling practices in both Tennessee and Georgia, and in 2015 led the start-up of an independent psychiatry clinic, Haven Family Psychiatry. Dr. Hall maintains a psychotherapy caseload and supervises postgraduate therapists with his practice, Haven Counseling Center at Haven Family Psychiatry. In 2011, Dr. Hall founded the Narrative Institute, and since then has organized and taught continuing education seminars on narrative in psychotherapy, practice building, cultural trends, professional ethics, and other clinical topics; having done live trainings throughout the United States and in the United Kingdom. In 2019, the Narrative Institute became one of the founding component institutes of PsychMaven. Dr. Hall has also worked as a business and clinical consultant in recovery and treatment center start-ups, and has served as the president of the Tennessee Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (TNAMFT), the state division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). He has been married to fellow therapist and maven, Brandy Hall, since 2008, and lives and practices in his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee in the United States.