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Home-based psychotherapy or In-Home therapy refers to situations where psychotherapists, social workers or counselors travel to conduct therapy or assessment at the site where a client resides. This type of practice comes with many advantages for clients and clinicians – the clinician has the benefit of seeing how and where the client lives and conducts treatment or assessment in the client’s natural setting. It is a chance for clients to enjoy the convenience of therapy/assessment that comes to them. It also comes with added complexities in the areas of boundaries, logistical arrangements, safety, and confidentiality.
With growing numbers of 3rd party payers, including Medicare, reimbursing for home-based therapy, this is a ripe and timely area for many practitioners to explore. Because home-based psychotherapy comes with its own advantages, challenges, and treatment opportunities, we recommend becoming informed beforehand.
Our 3 CE Credit Hours Course can help you get started:
In-Home Therapy, Home Visits, or Home-Based Therapy. (3 CE Credit Hours), Course includes MP3 audio interviews with experts.
Home-based therapy has many benefits for clients and psychotherapists. The creative change of environment can make therapy more accessible for clients in terms of logistics and comfort. The psychotherapist can benefit from experiencing the client’s life in a more complete way than simply hearing the client’s reports. It’s possible for the therapist to suggest life changes in the home to support the client’s growth. For clinicians interested in exploring home-based psychotherapy or home-based visits to augment regular office therapy, we recommend the following:
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