'Pay for Results'
October 31, 2008; Revision 1.0
Therapists certified by the Institute use a 'pay for results' fee structure in all their psychotherapy work (whether they use Institute techniques or not).
This 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. In some cases, the Institute pre-sets what the result must be: 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 some cases, the pay for results' fee system isn't applicable; such as in training situations.)
At the client's first appointment, the certified therapist will give the client an information sheet containing more information on this and other aspects of the therapy.
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 more information, see:
The certified therapist's Ethical and Professional Code