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Omg I can blog….

Ok after the lovely Stacy assisted me I can now blog here is something fun certified trainer facts….
1. Apparently I am not the only one who doesn’t blog…but I’m in the top ten
2. Yay we learned about going to other conferences and now we all are volunteering for the Hawaii conference.
3. Is it possible to buy blog posts..
4. Moodeling not what I thought
5. It’s a log in name not the first stripper name…
6. Hmmmm tiny bar suddenly appeared in front of our certified trainer meeting….
7. Damien’s certified trainer blog video….yes I think so stay tuned kids
Well I have had a wonderful first day great to see my summer camp friends and even learned some new stuff.
Love, peace, and cocktails my certifiable therapites ooo I’m tipsy wall is moving oh wait it is hahaha ttfn….

By | 2016-11-03T10:15:18+00:00 January 28th, 2014|Categories: Damien Greenlee's Posts|Tags: |1 Comment

OMG, New Mexico is rocking my face!!

I have had a blast with all the Therapites in New Mexico. The people are awEsome and very friendly. Many great questions in all my training. However I must say my two favorite sayings this go round:
1. What’s the difference between doing it on paper or online? Paper is on paper….online is online.
2. Please send that to feedback

Thank you so much New Mexico I had a blast. Peace, love and Therap, kiddies.

By | 2013-05-30T20:21:18+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Categories: Damien Greenlee's Posts|Tags: , |Comments Off on OMG, New Mexico is rocking my face!!

Heart felt thanks and New Mexico, here I come!

OK, I know I don’t blog probably as much as I should, but hey quality over quantity. First of all, I would like to thank everyone for the concern of my state during the recent tornadoes and storms. As Oklahoma’s certified trainer, we thank you. I heard a certain ex-presidential candidate and 700 Club member ask why would people choose to live where they know there are tornadoes….?

So I wonder why we would live on the west coast (earthquakes) or east coast (hurricanes and on The Avengers alien invasions) or for that fact, New Mexico where water and anything green seem to be in demand. It’s because it’s not about the area you live it’s about who lives in your area…it’s the friends, family, coworkers, and all the people in our lives who make where we live home. In light of all that’s happened in my state and all the compassion that has been given to those in need please remember that people are in need every day.

Make sure to share the compassion every day not just during times of disaster, take time to love yourself and those around you…cause you never know when they will no longer be around.

Take care, Therapites. Peace, love, and Therap…D out!!!

By | 2016-11-03T10:15:24+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Categories: Damien Greenlee's Posts|Tags: , |Comments Off on Heart felt thanks and New Mexico, here I come!

Therap Committee

Our company has now had it’s second Therap Committee meeting. Why we didn’t think we needed a committee in the beginning is beyond me. Of course we did! If we want to be consistent in how we use Therap company wide then it is very important. And we learn from each other. We are using GTM so that we can include users throughout the company wherever they may be. It’s really cool when someone says, “We need a way to….”. And someone else in the group says, “Oh, well I just do this….”. So sharing is a big part of the meetings so far.

By | 2016-11-03T10:15:24+00:00 May 25th, 2013|Categories: Jo Vaughan's Posts|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Therap Committee

Tornadoes and Therap

This week’s massive tornado in Oklahoma has affected so many people – my family included. Growing up in Nebraska, I am not shocked to see a tornado at least a few times each year, and know what to do when severe weather threatens. However, as I was reviewing some IDF’s in Therap this morning, it brought to mind the importance of having good, quality data that can be accessed whenever something happens. Many people remember (and still have) the big massive notebooks with all individual information. As we move to Therap, we need to remember that the information in Therap is just as important, if not more important, than the information in physical form. Therap should be the system of record, and information should be as complete and accurate as possible. As I looked at some IDF’s this morning that contained only the name and birthdate, it brought concern that in an emergency situation, their Emergency Data Form would be useless. Being a type 1 diabetic myself, I can’t imagine what would happen to me if no one had my information and I was unable to speak.

So, along with fire drills and disaster preparedness, make sure that the information in the IDF for all active Individuals is as complete and accurate as possible – you never know when it may be needed by people other than you!

By | 2013-05-24T14:42:42+00:00 May 24th, 2013|Categories: Lorelei Glenn's Posts|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Hey you!!!

Screenshot of Therap Conference Page for National Conference at Kansas City, Missouri, January 2014

Yes, you, right there…Yes, YOU!

Did you know that our national conference has been scheduled for 2014…um, yeah. And it is NOT in New Jersey (for all youhaters cold weather sissies critics who give me a hard time EVERY year!).

It is in Kansas City, Missouri. It is not warmer there in January but it is more central and here are some fun facts:

>Kansas City is the home to Hallmark Cards

>Ernest Hemingway completed his novel, “A Farewell to Arms” when he was there

>It is known as “The Paris of the Plains”

>Jeff Case, Michelle Saunders, Chris Johnson and Jordan Mar are there

>and now our national conference is there!!

So, this is a no-brainer.

Sign up here to attend on January 28-30, 2014. And if you are so motivated, we would {{{{{{{LOVE}}}}}}} for you to do a presentation (like all the certified smarty pants). It could be about anything…implementing Therap, ISP construction, herding caribou…If you’d like to flaunt your nerdiness, click here and have a look at what we need for your proposal.

Do it!! Free unicorns for the first twenty presenters.

Allison

 

Upcoming Regional Conference

Our NM Regional Conference is quickly approaching – next week infact! I’m looking forward to learning new things and helping others learn about Therap. I’ll be leading two sessions that I’m pretty excited about.

1. Reports for Audits, Survey, and Accreditation
2. The NM ISP and Therap

I’m hoping to support NM agencies to maximize their state-mandated Therap access, so it is useful to them in many levels. The most time cosuming part is making sure there is enough dummy data in the demo accounts to actually show something worthwhile when pulling reports. So for the next week, that’s what I’m up to.

By | 2013-05-20T17:48:11+00:00 May 20th, 2013|Categories: Brianne Conner's Posts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Upcoming Regional Conference

Reports I wouldn’t live without

Those who know me know I’m a big fan of reports and all things data. I admit, I can be quite geeky. What can I say, I love trending. I love clicking a button and having data pulled, arranged, searched, refined and re-defined in an instant. My brain used to have to take on such a task with multiple charts and reams of paper that other people could easily come and mess up at any given time. I now have a lot of free space in the ol’ noggin and a little extra time to fill up with other things like reading for pleasure or playing this new game kids call “Angry Birds.” (I know it came out a while back but I have been busy filing and protecting my charts from people who’s sole purpose was to mess up my data.) Just saying thanks to the brain(s) who came up with the report library and activity tracking features.

Here is a “top ten” list of reports that are either very useful in measuring benchmarks or ones often requested by agencies with whom I work and why:


Not in Report Library but very helpful:

  • Demographic reports – good for grant writing, audits, and census. Quick glance to check if your IDF data is accurate in the system.
  • Event report (GER specific) – Reports on approved GERs can be made and fine tuned to include whatever you want including event dates, approval dates, types of events, details, review comments,etc. Great for safety committees and tracking trends across programs.
  • ISP data search – allows you to review program info and create an excel report for review prior to billing. Waiver contracted professionals can create invoices and QA can review easily.
  • Due Medications – every nurse’s and manager’s friend!  The name speaks for itself.

In Report Library:

  • Birthday lists by program : It’s simple sure, but there is one in every agency and every department wherever you go.
  • Shared contact List : Your virtual Rolodex of doctor’s, dentists and any contacts that the agency uses.
  • Individual’s shared contact report is also helpful preparing for audits where professional’s credentials need to be verified.
  • T-log read status report : Good to review with programs for accountability.
  • Password change and Password expiration: If you have password expirations set up in the system, this report will warn you when the next round of password lock outs will hit. Password expiration reports will tell you users who are not/have not been active in the system.
  • User Access reports : Very helpful to see users who are no longer working and make adjustments/audit the admin side of the system. Good for helping prep for audits. For agencies just starting in Therap, this is a good report to print and circulate to make sure all staff are assigned to the right place/individual in the system.

With these reports, as well as others, when accompanied with Activity Tracking and search features in every module, Therap has a very good and useful way of not only seeing data in the system but making it meaningful and flexible.  If you have favorites, please share by commenting. Don’t forget to add why you love it.

By | 2016-11-03T10:15:29+00:00 April 3rd, 2013|Categories: Shannon Crawford's Posts|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Reports I wouldn’t live without

Why Blog? (a Personal Rambling)

Why Blog? Who in the world would want to read my ramblings? Why would someone in New York or Japan care what is going in my corner of the world?  I have thought about these and many more; and have thus far been successful in avoiding the whole thing. But after some recent epiphanies (some forced) I have come to this conclusion.  In today’s culture, as “some one” mentioned in another Therap blog, information is power. In the olden days information was passed vial snail mail, books and face to face conversations. Information was gained on a personal level, So what went on in other parts of the world rarely did affect the little corner of the world we lived in. Now though information is quickly being taken out of the hands of the postman,  the librarian, and your next door neighbor; It is now globalized on the internet. Therefore if you want to not only receive, but communicate, information you have to be connected.

But, still, why blogging you ask?

The reason is that e-mail has replaced snail mail, Kindle/ e-books have replaced the library, and texting is the new face to face. Blogging is that middle ground, it is not innately personal nor is it by default public: blogging is  your punk band’s poster plastered on the side of  buildings all over the city.  It’s a personal work of art, there for the world to see, but most of the time the general public has no clue (Only the truly Awesome see it!).  So, blogging is that information that fills the gap from the time you finish reading your office email until the time you relax with friends.

In short I blog to stay relevant. I blog to stay connected. I blog because INFORMATION, in any form, whether given or received, is POWER.

So take my blogs and use the power wisely…Rambling done.Original Picture is Unavailable

By | 2016-11-03T10:15:30+00:00 March 27th, 2013|Categories: Craig Buswell's Posts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Why Blog? (a Personal Rambling)