Marvin Academy
Therapist Certification Program

In partnership with Dr. Mickey Trockel of the Stanford WellMD Program, Marvin provides a certification and continued education programming for therapists, focused on key modalities of clinical care, teletherapy best practices, and cultural competency towards our unique populations.

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Learn about new modalities of therapy

Develop certifications for new skills in different approaches to therapy. Build your repertoire so that you can provide the best care for each patient that walks in your door.

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Build expertise in the specific lived experiences of different populations, including healthcare professionals, competitive athletes, police workers, and more.

Learn to excel with employees in healthcare

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Develop best practices for telehealth-based support

Become an expert in the best practices for teletherapy care delivery. Review research on the efficacy of different approaches, and practice your skills with the guidance of experts.

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Certification program syllabus

What you'll learn:

Demonstration of Subspecialty Competencies in Treatment of Healthcare Workers

 

  1. Challenges in the relationship between the mental health professional and the client or patient when the client or patient is also a healthcare provider 

    • Identify the challenges in the therapeutic relationship that are more likely when the client or patient is also a healthcare provider. 

    • Identify methods to manage challenges to the therapeutic relationship that are related to treating other healthcare providers. 

    • Demonstrate competency in use of methods to manage challenges to the therapeutic relationship that are related to treating other healthcare providers. 

  2. Emotional health risk factors that are associated with being a healthcare provider

    • Identify the emotional health risk factors that are known to be more common among healthcare workers.  

    • Identify methods to mitigate emotional health risk factors that are known to be more common among healthcare workers. 

    • Demonstrate competency in use of methods to mitigate emotional health risk factors that are known to be more common among healthcare workers. 

  3. Motivational interviewing principles to address resistance to change

    • Identify common values driven or protective reasons healthcare workers may resist mitigation of the specific emotional risk factors that are common among them.   

    • Identify motivational interviewing related methods to address resistance to mitigation of the specific emotional risk factors that are common among healthcare workers.  

    • Demonstrate competency in use of motivational interviewing related methods to address resistance to mitigation of the specific emotional risk factors that are common among healthcare workers.  

  4. Measurement based care

    • Identify the advantages of measurement-based care. 

    • Identify measurement tools and measurement methods for common problems patients/clients ask their Marvin therapist to help them with.  

    • Demonstrate competency in use of measurement tools and measurement methods for common problems patients/clients ask their Marvin therapist to help them with.  

  5. Homework or practice between therapy sessions

    • Identify the advantages or homework or practice between therapy sessions. 

    • Identify effective methods of integrating homework or practice between therapy sessions.  

    • Demonstrate competency in use of effective methods of integrating homework or practice between therapy sessions.  

Additional recent trainings

In this therapy training program, we will give you more insight into the world of healthcare workers and physicians, the common mental health issues amongst this population, modalities for treating them, assessments used in teletherapy, barriers to seeking care for healthcare workers, and the impact of COVID on our healthcare population.

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Marvin Introductory Training Course

Working with Physician & Resident
Behavioral Health

Join Marvin Co-founder Dr. Aparna Atluru and clinical advisor Dr. Daniel Yazdi for an in-depth
exploration of physician mental health.

 

Learn about their career-specific stressors,
common mental health issues, barriers to receiving care, and clinical research on the best methods of intervention.

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Teletherapy Best Practices

Join Dr. Aparna Atluru, Co-Founder of Marvin, as we learn best practices for providing effective virtual therapy.

Learning objectives include discussing the comparative efficacy of teletherapy, describing the benefits of hybrid models of care delivery, and understanding the risks associated with teletherapy.

 

Dr. Atluru will provide best practices for delivery of care online, and answer questions regarding 

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What We Look For

Join the Marvin therapist team today

To participate in the Marvin network, therapists are required to possess the following:

  • Highest clinical license in your state of residence, allowing independent clinical practice
  • Minimum of 5 years of direct clinical experience

  • Submission of a fully completed, signed CAQH application

  • Individual NPI number

  • Mobile phone or computer with a video camera

  • Reliable internet connection