Choosing an Activity Type
Choosing an activity type can be stressful for many Time2Track users since an experience might fit into more than one activity type. This decision is ultimately up to you and your training director or supervisor. However, one of the most frequent questions we get is "Which activity type do I choose?", so we've put together some guidelines of our own.
Always use this rule of thumb: Choose the activity type that fits best.
The activity type list in your Time2Track account may be one of our standard lists, but your program may also be using their own custom activity type list. If the categories and/or activity types below do not look familiar to you, your program is most likely using a custom list. Contact your program's Time2Track administrator or your training director for more information on your program's custom list.
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This document is provided as a tool to help you find the activity type that best fits your experience. Keep in mind that these should be used as guidelines, not definitions. If in doubt, don't take our word for it – always consult with your training director or supervisor as they may have specific ways that they prefer you to categorize your hours. Time2Track is not responsible for mis-categorization or misrepresentation of hours.
Assessment: Administering psychological tests or assessments.
Direct: Activities involving direct face-to-face contact with a client.
Indirect: Activities involving indirect, or non-face-to-face, contact with a client.
Intervention: Activities involving direct face-to-face contact with a client.
Relational: Activities involving interpersonal relationships (eg. couples or families).
Supervision: Individual or group supervision meetings with a professional or peer.
Support: Activities involving indirect, or non-face-to-face, contact with a client.
Assessment Report Writing: Writing reports on administered assessments.
Career Counseling: Providing direction or guidance on career opportunities.
Case Management: A collaborative process of assessment, care planning, facilitation, and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s mental health needs.
Case Conferences: Bring together key parties in order to mutually agree upon goals and strategies to achieve them.
Chart Review: Reviewing patient or client charts.
Client Consultation: Interview to assess the client, their needs, and goals for treatment.
Clinical Writing / Progress Notes: Writing treatment progress notes, or other clinical writing.
Co-Therapy: Psychotherapy conducted with more than one therapist present.
College Prep / Guidance: Assisting students with college preparation activities.
Coordinate Community Resources: Assisting a client in locating and/or securing community resources.
Couples Therapy: Helping couples resolve conflicts and improve their relationship.
Crisis Intervention: Emergency psychological care assisting individuals in a crisis situation.
Family Therapy: Involves a whole family, or several family members, all meeting with a therapist together.
Grand Rounds: Presenting the medical problems and treatment of a particular patient to an audience.
Group Counseling: Involves one or more therapists working with several people at the same time.
Individual Therapy: Working one-on-one with a client.
Intake Interview: The first appointment with a therapist, in which the therapist asks questions in order to understand the client’s situation and presenting problem.
Structured Interview: An interview with a client in which all questions are presented in the same order to ensure that answers can be reliably compared between individuals or groups.
Medical/Health Related: Medical or health related psychological interventions.
Milieu Therapy: Form of therapy in which patients are part of a therapeutic community.
Neuropsychological Assessment: An assessment of how a client’s brain structurally functions.
Observation: Observing other trained individuals perform therapeutic activities.
Organizational Consultation / Performance Improvement: Consult with an organization in order to improve the performance and well-being of its employees.
Outcome Assessment of Programs or Projects: Assessing the outcome of any programs or projects.
Phone Session: Psychotherapy conducted over the phone.
Professional Consultation: Consulting with another professional regarding a case or client.
Program Development / Outreach Programming: Create and offer programs or outreach activities designed for the education and prevention of psychological concerns.
Providing Feedback to Clients / Patients: Giving feedback on psychological and neurological assessments to clients.
Psychodiagnostic Test Administration: Using oral, written, or projective methods as a diagnostic procedure.
Psychoeducational Group / Workshop: Group that focuses on educating clients about their disorders and ways of coping.
Psychological Assessment Scoring / Interpretation: Scoring and/or interpreting psychological assessments.
School (Direct Intervention): A direct intervention in a school setting.
School (Other): Other activities in a school setting.
School Consultation: Interview to assess the client, their needs, and goals for treatment in a school setting.
Seminars / Didactic Training: Any training involving seminars or lectures.
Sport Psychology / Performance Enhancement: Therapy that helps athletes or other performers with performance enhancement.
Substance Abuse Intervention: Process involved in confronting an addict about the impact of his or her negative habit.
Supervision of Other Students: Supervising other students.
Systems Intervention / Organizational Consultation / Performance Improvement
Systems Intervention: Eliminate system limitations by prioritizing needs, specify outcomes, and design an intervention program.
Treatment Planning with Client: Planning a course of treatment with a client.
Video-Audio-Digital Recording Review: Reviewing video or audio recordings.