All the tips and tools you need to build a successful mental health practice from the ground up
Many mental health professionals currently working for group practices, hospitals, and private or government agencies have both the skills and the drive to become solo practitioners. But how and where do you begin?
Getting Started in Private Practice is a reliable reference that offers the comprehensive information and armchair motivation you need to establish and build your own practice from the ground up. User-friendly and full of helpful tips, this handy book provides you with tools and techniques for starting and maintaining a thriving private practice, including information on:
• Discovering your ideal practice
• Creating a business plan
• Financing your start-up
• Setting fees
• Setting up shop and measuring results
• Minimizing risk
• Managing managed care
• Marketing your practice
• Generating referrals
• Utilizing additional print, Web, and organizational resources
From major concerns such as ethics and liability to day-to-day matters like selecting stationery and business cards, Getting Started in Private Practice puts the best solutions at your fingertips. Whether you're a recent graduate or a seasoned pro, this invaluable resource will help you minimize the uncertainty of establishing a solo practice while maximizing the rewards.
|Series:||Getting Started Series , #1|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Discover Your Ideal Practice.
2. Finance Your Start-Up Practice.
3. Create a Business Plan.
4. Set Your Fees.
5. Set Up Shop and Measure Results.
6. Minimize Risk.
7. Manage Managed Care.
8. Market Your Practice.
9. Discover and Market Your Niche.
10. Generate Referrals.
11. Attract Media Attention.
12. Advertise Your Practice.
13. Presentations, Speeches, and Workshops.
14. Customer Service Skills for Therapists.
15. Self-Care for Therapists.
Appendix. Sample Forms.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a clinical psychologist in training I found this book useful in guiding my conception of a private practice. It was required reading for one of my courses and provided useful information such as considering start up costs, finding a niche, etc. Many of the psychologists in practice I have spoken to claim to not have a business plan in place and seem to not give much thought to their business. This text helps to develop your entrepreneurial side and strengthen your business plan. Because psychologists are often resistant to entrepreneurial endeavors, I would recommend reading this book to help strengthen your ability to run a business that is not only personally rewarding but also professionally feasible.