Private Practice Made Simple: Everything You Need to Know to Set Up and Manage a Successful Mental Health Practice

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New Harbinger Publications, Jun 2, 2011 - Psychology - 280 pages
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Running your own private practice takes more than an advanced degree, memberships in professional psychology organizations, and the ability to be a good therapist. And while your continuing education and training may be useful, setting up and managing a successful practice is a matter of business and organizational know-how as much as professional proficiency.

If you're opening your own private practice or want to run your existing practice more efficiently, Private Practice Made Simple is your detailed guide. This book offers tips on everything from getting client referrals and creating a positive and comfortable office atmosphere to building a strong and thriving therapy practice that can serve both you and your clients. You'll learn how to attract clients as a new therapist and how to manage your practice as it grows.

This complete tool kit will help you:
  • Find an office and set up a treatment room
  • Establish headache-free routines for organizing client information and forms
  • Decide on a fee and manage your finances
  • Prevent burnout by maintaining a healthy work-life balance
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    Contents

    Introduction
    1
    Chapter 1
    5
    Chapter 2
    29
    Chapter 3
    53
    Chapter 4
    75
    Chapter 5
    95
    Chapter 6
    113
    Chapter 7
    137
    Chapter 8
    161
    Chapter 9
    179
    Chapter 10
    199
    Chapter 11
    223
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    About the author (2011)

    Randy J. Paterson, PhD, owns and operates Changeways Clinic, a private multiple-provider outpatient practice in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is author of The Assertiveness Workbook and Your Depression Map. Through Changeways Clinic, he presents lectures and workshops internationally on topics including mental health policy, cognitive behavioral therapy, the nature and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders, and strategies for private practice management. He was the 2008 recipient of the Canadian Psychological Association’s Distinguished Practitioner Award. For more information on Paterson, his presentations and workshops, or Changeways Clinic, visit www.changeways.com.

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