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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May 2011 – 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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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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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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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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January 2011 – Tips & Topics

TIPS & TOPICS from David Mee-Lee, M.D.
Volume 8, No. 9
January 2011

In this issue:
— SAVVY – ASAM multidimensional assessment for mental health and addiction
— SKILLS – Evaluating immediate needs in 5 minutes or less; 10 questions or less
— SOUL – Jump-starting recovery
— SHAMELESS SELLING – DAPPER and LOCI-2R
— Until Next Time

Happy New Year – even though it’s a bit late for that greeting now. Or you could receive it as a Chinese New Year greeting. Welcome to the January edition of TIPS and TOPICS (TNT).

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December 2010 – Tips & 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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November 2010 – Tips & 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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October 2010 – Tips & 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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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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July-August 2010 – Tips & Topics

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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June 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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