August 2011 – Tips & Topics – august-2011-tips-topics

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

Volume 9, No. 5

August 2011

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In this issue
— SAVVY – A new definition of addiction from ASAM
— SKILLS – What the new definition means to you, your program and systems

— SOUL – Charley horse
— SHARING- Readers’ comments

— Until Next Time

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September 2011 – Tips & Topics – september-2011-tips-topics

Tips and Topics

Vol. 9, No. 6

September, 2011


In This Issue
SAVVY – The Not-So-Simple-Question
SKILLS – Zeroing in on what you want
SOUL – How do you handle pressure?
Welcome to a new and improved Tips and Topics (TNT). It seemed fitting to introduce a spruced-up layout for TNT to welcome in another big change at The Change Companies (TCC) – a new CEO, Joyce Conley, Ph.D.  Founder and former CEO, Don Kuhl, has now realized his goal of “retirement” from the daily demands of TCC. Read more from Joyce in her guest appearance of Mindful Midweek.

In keeping with a change in The Change Companies, SAVVY and SKILLS are a bit different this edition. They are almost like a big SOUL section combined, as the focus this month is on you and not the usual clinical and professional topics.

 

Senior Vice President
of The Change Companies®

 

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February 2011 – Tips & Topics – february-2011-tips-topics

TIPS & TOPICS
from David Mee-Lee, M.D.
Volume 8, No. 10
February 2011

In this issue

SAVVY – Nonpharmacological approaches to chronic pain

SKILLS – Evaluating and engaging pain clients

SOUL –Choosing Forgiveness

Until Next Time

Welcome to the February edition of TIPS and TOPICS (TNT).

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March 2011 – Tips & Topics – march-2011-tips-topics

TIPS & TOPICS
David Mee-Lee, M.D.

Volume 8, No. 11
March 2011

In this issue
— SAVVY – The METHODS method for discharge planning
— SKILLS – RCA ceremonies – The new treatment completion Graduation?
— SOUL – Always the right answer

— STUMP THE SHRINK – Medical necessity, ASAM PPC and what levels of care?
— Until Next Time

Welcome and thanks for joining us for the March edition of TIPS and TOPICS (TNT).

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April 2011 – Tips & Topics – april-2011-tips-topics

TIPS & TOPICS from David Mee-Lee, M.D.
Volume 9, No. 1
April 2011

In this issue

— SAVVY –The 3 Ps to Understanding the Big Picture of Healthcare
— SKILLS –Clinical Implications of the 3 Ps
— SOUL –Celebrating anniversaries
— SHARING- Some readers’ comments
— Until Next Time

Welcome to the start of the 9th year of publishing TIPS and TOPICS (TNT).  It was April 2003 when I started this experiment which has blossomed into a widely-read and appreciated resource (at least that’s what many readers tell me – the others don’t say anything- they just don’t read TNT!)

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May 2011 – Tips & Topics – may-2001-tips-topics

TIPS & TOPICS from David Mee-Lee, M.D.
Volume 9, No.2
May 2011

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In this issue

— SAVVY – Teaching tips that work
— SKILLS –Practice these teaching techniques
— SOUL – Tornadoes and dodging bullets
— SHAMELESS SELLING – Tips from the TNT book
— Until Next Time

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June 2011 – Tips & Topics – june-2011-tips-topics

TIPS & TOPICS from David Mee-Lee, M.D.
Volume 9, No.3
June 2011

In this issue

— SAVVY   Top 10 reasons to use the ASAM Criteria
— SKILLS  How close your services are to the spirit/use of the ASAM Criteria
— SOUL   R&D – not doing the same old thing
— Until Next Time

Welcome and thank-you for joining us for the June edition.
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