'Pay for Results', Diagnosis, and Certification
One of the most important principles in the work of the Institute is in the area of 'pay for results' billing. With the advent of trauma and other techniques that can quickly and effectively heal clients, the entire field of therapy (and medicine) is ready for a change in this area.
What is 'Pay for Results'?
'Pay for results' means that at the beginning of treatment, the client and the therapist first agree on what they intend to accomplish. If the goal is achieved, the client is charged the previously agreed upon amount - if not, there is no fee. Although this can seem daunting to a conventionally trained therapist, this type of billing is the norm for many types of businesses and professions.
The Institute is a pioneer in the use of this results-based system in the field of psychotherapy. Although unusual in psychotherapy and medicine, it is standard practice in many other disciplines. We hope that our example will encourage others in the field of psychotherapy to also switch to this performance-based fee structure. For a detailed description of how this type of billing is done in the context of therapy, we refer you to excerpts from the Subcellular Psychobiology Diagnosis Handbook.
Diagnosis starts after (or sometimes during) the 'pay for results' agreement. The key symptoms that the client wants eliminated are listed in the contract during the first client meeting. Then diagnosis is used to identify the subcellular or trauma-related problem and hence the appropriate treatment. Thus, rather than just being used for billing, diagnosis is a critical step in treating the client. Our class in diagnosis is a very important part of understanding and using subcellular psychobiology.
We also emphasize ICD-10 categories in our training, as this is standard in Europe and in all work with the US government.
Therapist Certification and 'Pay for Results'
Therapists can simply take classes; or they have another option in their training. If a therapist wishes to become certified by the Institute, they become part of a small group of cutting edge therapists listed in our websites. The camaraderie of connecting with your peers in person or through our therapist forum can be not only helpful for your practice or specialization, but simply a lot of fun as we continue to explore and expand the discoveries in this new field. Certified therapists also get graduate support - they are automatically updated with new discoveries and treatments as we develop them. These therapists also get backup from our highly trained clinic staff if they have a client they can't diagnosis or treat. And if they are willing, they can participate in the development of new treatments for yet more diseases or disorders.
However, there is a caveat - certified therapists agree to abide by a 'pay for results' fee structure in all their psychotherapy work (whether they use Institute techniques or not). In a few cases, the Institute pre-sets what the result must be: for example, the addiction technique must fully eliminate cravings, the voices that schizophrenics hear must be completely gone, targeted peak states must have the listed characteristics, and so on. (Note that in rare cases, the pay for results' fee system isn't applicable; such as in training situations.)
Therapists who wish to certify with the Institute must also have had adequate client safety training. These are the areas of suicide, abnormal psychology, and spiritual emergencies. See this webpage for more details.
- Subcellular Psychobiology Diagnosis Handbook (2014) by Dr. Grant McFetridge ('look inside the book')
- 'Understanding 'Pay for Results' for Therapists' at wwwPeakStates.com
Feb 8, 2016: Overview description of pay for results, diagnosis, and certification.
October 31, 2008: First description of this course.