December 13, 2007 |Vol. 4, No. 14

In the Spotlight

Using a Sliding Fee Scale: Some Do's and Don'ts

In working with clients who are unable to afford the services they need, psychologists sometimes consider reducing their fee on a "sliding scale" basis. Doing so may carry significant legal risk if not instituted correctly.

Practitioner Resources

  • Putting Business into Practice
    The business of practice is growing increasingly complicated. Developing a business mindset can help psychologists thrive in today's marketplace.
  • Are you taking good care of yourself?
    At holiday time and throughout the year, psychologists are attentive to perceiving spikes in clients' stress levels. But are you as mindful when your own stress increases?

From the Field