1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Download free Tapatalk for iPhone or Tapatalk for Android for your phone and follow the SDN forums with push notifications.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Hey Texans—join us for a DFW meetup! Click here to learn more.
    Dismiss Notice

Group/Marital Therapy Inquiry

Discussion in 'Psychiatry' started by prominence, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. prominence

    prominence Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2001
    Messages:
    1,064
    Likes Received:
    11
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    is it possible for a psychiatrist to exclusively work in group therapy for couples/ marital therapy?

    if so, what can such a psychiatrist expect as a realistic annual salary?
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. Poety

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2004
    Messages:
    2,227
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    what do you mean? as in, no meds, just therapy and thats it? If so, then you'd charge by the session -but why go to med school then?
     
  4. prominence

    prominence Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2001
    Messages:
    1,064
    Likes Received:
    11
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    i have edited my original post. no, i suppose the psychiatrist could also oversee medication adjustment as well.
     
  5. Anasazi23

    Anasazi23 Your Digital Ruler
    Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2003
    Messages:
    3,504
    Likes Received:
    20
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    A psychiatrist can do pretty much whatever they want. I know of a psychiatrist affiliated with my hospital that does this, and is very successful.

    Annual salary is as much as you allow it - depends if you're fee-for-service, take only insurances, work in a salaried clinic, etc., etc.
     
  6. prominence

    prominence Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2001
    Messages:
    1,064
    Likes Received:
    11
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    successful in what way?
     
  7. Anasazi23

    Anasazi23 Your Digital Ruler
    Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2003
    Messages:
    3,504
    Likes Received:
    20
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    money-wise with busy and interesting caseload.
     
  8. prominence

    prominence Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2001
    Messages:
    1,064
    Likes Received:
    11
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    how does he accept payment: fee-for-service, insurance only, or is he in a salaried clinic?

    how much would you ballpark he makes annually?

    does he prescribe psychiatric medications as well for these couples?

    what's his name?
     
  9. prominence

    prominence Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2001
    Messages:
    1,064
    Likes Received:
    11
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    bump
     
  10. prominence

    prominence Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2001
    Messages:
    1,064
    Likes Received:
    11
    Status:
    Attending Physician
  11. Anasazi23

    Anasazi23 Your Digital Ruler
    Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2003
    Messages:
    3,504
    Likes Received:
    20
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    He does all three, including the clinic
    about 250k
    On occasion...
    I don't have his permission, nor do I normally give out people's names on the internet.
     
  12. prominence

    prominence Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2001
    Messages:
    1,064
    Likes Received:
    11
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    does he have a private practice exclusively for marital therapy, besides the salaried clinic?

    could u ballpark the amount of hrs he works per week?
     
  13. Solideliquid

    Solideliquid Members Only
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2005
    Messages:
    898
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]

    Jeebus do you want his/her blood type/DNA/DOB/marital status too???
     
  14. Poety

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2004
    Messages:
    2,227
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    I'm with Solid on this one - Prom, why do all your posts ask questions like "how much does <insert specialty here> make?" and then always followed with "exactly how much work does that require" I just find it really strange that your posts are always asking about income potential and hours, there seems to be no drive, but that you're instead just doing this for the money. I understand people want to make money (I do ofcourse) it just seems thats all your posts ever consist of.

    Care to elaborate on the reason why? Perhaps you would get more people responding if they understood why you always ask these questions.
     
  15. OldPsychDoc

    OldPsychDoc Senior Curmudgeon
    Physician Moderator Emeritus SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Messages:
    6,120
    Likes Received:
    3,503
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    :laugh:

    You know, no one could afford to pay me enough to do "exclusive family therapy"... I would be suicidal with a plan in less than a week!
     
  16. prominence

    prominence Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2001
    Messages:
    1,064
    Likes Received:
    11
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    besides doing a PY-IV elective, how would i go about getting more training/experience in group and marital therapy?

    are there any unofficial fellowship programs in this psychiatric subspecialty?
     

Share This Page