Purpose of Endorsements
Creating an endorsement allows users to publicly highlight another clinician's expertise and specialities, and adds the clinician to the user's referral network.
Peer endorsements not only expand your professional network, but ultimately improve behavioral health outcomes by creating accurate referral networks that connect clinicians to clients with specific needs.
How to Make an Endorsement
Step 1: Connect with a Clinician
Before you can make an endorsement, you must first connect with a clinician. In the top header, navigate to Find a Clinician to locate a clinician to connect with. Here, you can filter by location, profession, license, specialization, and more. Clicking 'Connect' will send the clinician an invitation which will need to be accepted before you proceed with endorsing.
To view your Connections and outgoing requests, click on Connections in the My Network drop-down menu. If a clinician has sent you a request to connect, you will receive a notification in your TPN.health inbox. Click on the bell icon, as show below, to open your inbox. Additionally, when an invitation has been accepted, you will be notified here.
Step 2: Endorse
From either the Find a Clinician search, or My Connections, click on the clinician you wish to endorse to view their profile. In the top right, you will see the endorse button. Select the type of endorsement you would like to make, and input a personalized message, as shown in the gif below. Please note, after submitting this endorsement, your message and endorsement will appear as a public post on the TPN.health feed.
On this form, you will see a check box where you can add the clinician to your Referral Network. The Referral Network provides a public space within your profile that shows other clinicians who you refer and trust, expanding your reach of trusted behavioral healthcare providers. Only you can see your connections; however, creating an endorsement and checking the Referral Network box will display this connection publicly.
Step 3: View your Endorsements and Referral Network
To view all endorsements you have sent or received, click on Endorsements under My Network in the drop-down menu, or alternatively, you can view endorsements from your profile overview. To view a clinician's referral network, navigate to the clinician's profile through the Find a Clinician Search, and beneath the profile photo, click on Referral Network.
For more information on creating and managing referrals, please view How to Create a Referral.