January 2010

Volume 7, No. 9 | January 2010
In this issue


SAVVY
Senior Vice President and what it means for you
SKILLS
Impaired Driving Article and a Mini -Video
SOUL
Conan O’Brien and Cynicism
SHAMELESS SELLING
Get to know The Change Companies

David Mee-Lee M.D.


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November 2010 – Tips & Topics – november-2010-tips-and-topics

TIPS and TOPICS from David Mee-Lee, M.D.
Volume 8, No. 7
November 2010

In this issue

-SAVVY: Checklists that improve care and reduce mistakes

-SKILLS: Convert checklists in your clinical head into a working checklist accessible to all

-SOUL: Seeing through their eyes
-STUMP THE SHRINK: What about program and behavior contracts?
-Until Next Time

Thanks for joining us for the November edition of TIPS and TOPICS (TNT).  Wishing you a great holiday season.

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December 2010 – Tips & Topics – december-2010-tips-and-topics

TIPS & TOPICS from David Mee-Lee, M.D.
Volume 8, No. 8

December 2010

In this issue

– SAVVY: Can checklists help make good counseling?

– SKILLS: Checklists for improving care

– SOUL: What the New England Patriots have taught me

– Until Next Time

Welcome to the December edition of TIPS and TOPICS. Happy and healthy holidays to you all.

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September 2010 – Tips & Topics – september-2010-tips-topics

TIPS and TOPICS from David Mee-Lee, M.D.
Volume 8, No. 5
September 2010

In this issue

-SAVVY: Psychiatric diagnosis gone wild!

-SKILLS: Working with People, not diagnoses

-SOUL: My favorite meals

-STUMP THE SHRINK:
Substance Abuse /Dependence-one size fits all?

-SHARING SOLUTIONS: Readers share their experiences with aging

-Until Next Time

Welcome to the September edition of TIPS and TOPICS.
A number of readers were prompted by the July/August edition to share their experiences with aging parents. Excerpts of their comments and wisdom appear in the occasional section-SHARING SOLUTIONS.

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October 2010 – Tips & Topics – october-2010-tips-and-topics

TIPS and TOPICS from David Mee-Lee, M.D.
Volume 8, No. 6
October 2010

In this issue

-SAVVY:  Writing by hand engages the brain in learning

-SKILLS:  Words that can push people away

-SOUL:  Being imperfect, vulnerable and authentic

-SHAMELESS SELLING:  Brand new Journal on positive mental health

-Until Next Time

Welcome to the October edition of TIPS and TOPICS (TNT) a little late, the editor just got back from Australia.

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February 2010 – Tips & Topics – february-2010-tips-topics

TIPS & TOPICS from David Mee-Lee, M.D.
Volume 7, No.10
February 2010

In this issue
— SAVVY   Guiding Principles for Treatment Planning
— SKILLS   Documentation that Makes Sense to Clients
— SOUL Sudden Death and Living Each Day
— STUMP THE SHRINK  Missing appointments and Drug Courts
— Until Next Time

Welcome to the February edition of TIPS and TOPICS.
The content of my previous website is almost fully merged with The Change Companies revamped website with still a few items to post. You can find TIPS and TOPICS Archives if you click on “Tips & Topics” at The Change Companies home page- www.changecompanies.net.  The complete Search function is still being put in place. Stay tuned.

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March 2010 – Tips &Topics – march-2010-tips-topics

TIPS & TOPICS from David Mee-Lee, M.D.
Volume 7, No.11
March 2010

In this issue

— SAVVY   – Staff Morale and What’s Bugging You?
— SKILLS   – How to Express Powerful Appreciations
— SOUL – Singapore, China and AA
— SUCCESS STORIES  – Conflict: The Benefits of a Policy
— Until Next Time

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April 2010 – Tips & Topics – april-2010-tips-topics

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TIPS and TOPICS from David Mee-Lee, M.D.
Volume 8, No. 1
April 2010

In this issue
SAVVY  Is Your Innovation Glass Half Empty or Full?
SKILLS Tackling 3 C’s for Healthcare Reform
SOUL   VW, Toyota, and China
Until Next Time

This edition of TIPS and TOPICS (TNT) starts the eighth year of this monthly adventure in communicating to you what crosses my mind for that month.  I had no idea where this would go when I started TNT in April 2003.  And I have no idea where this will go in the coming years. I’ll keep doing it while it is fun and meaningful.

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May 2010 – Tips & Topics – may-2010-tips-topics

TIPS and TOPICS from David Mee-Lee, M.D.

Volume 8, No. 2


May 2010

In this issue

SAVVY   Assessment Issues in Co-Occurring Disorders
SKILLS   What does the client want?  Understanding retention and resistance
SOUL A recovering Speeder
SHARING SOLUTIONS Innovations from Readers
Until Next Time

Thank-you for joining us for this month’s edition of TIPS and TOPICS.

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June 2010 – Tips & Topics – july-2010-tips-topics

TIPS and TOPICS
from David Mee-Lee, M.D.
Volume 8, No. 3
June 2010

In this issue
SAVVY and SKILLS Better working relationship with clients
SOUL Families are people too!
Until Next Time

Welcome to the June edition of TIPS and TOPICS.  Like you, I am inundated with information pouring daily into my e-mail inbox.  I save interesting bits and pieces in my “research news” folder. This edition you have the chance to take a peek at some of those.

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July-August 2010 – Tips & Topics – july-august-2010

TIPS and TOPICS
from David Mee-Lee, M.D.

Volume 8, No. 4

July-August 2010

In this issue

SAVVY Aging by the numbers; and tips on eldercare

SKILLS Facing your fears, saying good-bye, and planning the future

SOUL What is Your Legacy?

SHAMELESS SELLING The new Tips n Topics book just released! Plus a freebie

Until Next Time

Welcome to a combined July-August edition of TIPS and TOPICS.

With summer vacation on our mind (here in the northern hemisphere at least), I took it easy these two months. But what I include in this edition is not light summer reading. It is, in fact, a topic I have not addressed before in any detail partly because it can be a sad and depressing focus for discussion. I’m speaking of aging, elder care, dying and death. Still want to read on?

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