Building Your Ideal Private Practice A Guide for Therapists and Other Healing Professionals

Author: Lynn Grodzki
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393709493
Format: PDF, ePub
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A much-anticipated second edition to this classic practice-building text. Building Your Ideal Private Practice, a best-seller in its genre, is now fully revised after its original publication in 2000. Much has changed for therapists in private practice over the past fifteen years, including the widespread encroachment by insurance and managed care into the marketplace, the density of new therapists as over 600,000 therapists nation-wide try to stay viable, and the role of the Internet in marketing services. The revision of Building Your Ideal Private Practice is a comprehensive guide, updated with six new chapters and targeted for therapists at all stages of private practice development. It covers the essential how-to questions for those starting out in practice and explains the common pitfalls to avoid. For those already in practice, worried about profitability in an age of increasing competition, the author offers informed strategies such as the best way to create websites and other online marketing to find clients, and then goes further to explain how to retain the new breed of fickle clients who shop for therapists online, but are hard to satisfy. Other new chapters support veteran therapists edging towards retirement, including how to sell a therapy business for a profit or whether to stay working solo or expand into a more lucrative group business model. The revision comprises a complete, easy to use and fascinating business plan that shows therapists not just what to do, but also who to be in order to succeed. It adds depth, up-to-date information and a wealth of strategies to the original book, often referred to as the “bible” for therapists in private practice. Like the original, the revision conveys the author’s experience, optimism and warmth as she presents case examples, checklists and exercises to make the business advice come alive. Whether you have insurance-based or a fee-for-service practice, this book will help you thrive.

12 Months to Your Ideal Private Practice

Author: Lynn Grodzki
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393704174
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Lynn Grodzki will be running a series of workshops in Australia in September. For more information please go to www.kassanevents.com.au

How to Build a Thriving Fee for Service Practice

Author: Laurie Kolt
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080508243
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Twenty years ago, a therapist could hang up a shingle, make some networking calls, and begin to create a steady stream of referrals. Since then, private practice has changed dramatically. Now therapists everywhere are struggling just to keep their practices going. The need has never been greater for sound business tools for building and marketing a therapy practice. How to Build a Thriving Fee-for-Service Practice is essential reading for newly licensed therapists, seasoned professionals, and others wanting to prepare practitioners for success. How to Build a Thriving Fee-for-Service Practice guides you from your ideal practice vision through the "how-to" steps to succeed. You will learn that a private practice is, in effect, a small business. Chapters contain solid training to help you not only to survive, but also to thrive in a highly competitive market place. Examples, worksheets, business forms, flow charts, paper and pen exercises, and even assignments in the "real world," expose you to essential materials and ideas. Coverage includes surveying the needs of one's community, capitalizing on unusual market niches, marketing ideas to build one's practice, creating brochures, widening one's scope and expertise through public speaking, seminars, workshops, and writing, analyzing financial data and projections, tracking client information, and more. * Contains foreword by American Psychological Association President Dr. Patrick DeLeon * Provides a crash course in business management for therapists * Includes examples, worksheets, business forms, and exercises * Supplies tools for bypassing restrictions of managed care * Suitable for newly licensed therapists and seasoned professionals Written by a licensed therapist with over 19 years of experience in private practice, this book is a much-needed reference for mental health practitioners pursuing fee-for-service practice. Learn solid training to not only survive, but thrive, in private practice today Go from your ideal practice vision through the "how-to" steps to succeed. Mobilize yourself into action! Market your clinical specialty to attract more cash clients Learn how to set realistic practice goals, and track your progress Regain your autonomy, income and career satisfaction Lean how to communicate the value of your services to the public Learn how to give powerful workshops and speaking engagements and write effective community articles Turn your specialty into a market niche Use the media as a vehicle to give psychology away and gain visibility Learn the skills that have never been taught in graduate school--until now Lay the foundation for your practice that builds momentum Attract new clients through seminars, speaking engagements and published articles Build a dynamic referral base Re-ignite the passion for your career and love what you do for a living Make your practice adaptive, challenging and enjoyable for the rest of your career

Private Practice Made Simple

Author: Randy J. Paterson
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608824063
Format: PDF, ePub
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Start and Run Your Own Private Therapy Practice 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

The Business and Practice of Coaching Finding Your Niche Making Money Attracting Ideal Clients

Author: Wendy Allen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393709833
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Building a thriving coaching business is a challenge. An estimated 30,000 coaches have entered the coaching profession during the past five years. Unfortunately, the majority report they are unable to earn a living wage from their coaching services. Competition is high, and the knowledge of how to succeed in the business is often lacking. To survive today, coaches must match their enthusiasm with strong business and marketing expertise. Lynn Grodzki and Wendy Allen are veteran business coaches who understand how to strategically approach the business and the practice of coaching as well as how to mentor new coaches entering the profession. The Business and Practice of Coaching is the first text to combine a coaching approach (step-by-step exercises, direct suggestions, insider's tips, and motivational plans) with solid business information and ideas in order to give new and experienced coaches exactly what they need to prosper in the competitive business of coaching. Grodzki and Allen help coaches succeed by giving them the right information, showing them how to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set, and demonstrating how to customize a business plan that can spell the difference between accomplishment and collapse. Grodzki and Allen gives each reader the ability to: * Build a coaching business that has relevance to the larger community around it and be aligned with the new realities of the coaching profession. * Refine your coaching skill set to incorporate the five coaching competencies that signal to the public that you are a masterful coach. * Define your innate coaching specialty and target a profitable niche market so you can make a bigger impact as a coach. * Implement the eight best marketing strategies to attract coaching clients (and know the marketing ideas that coaches do best to avoid). * Set and raise your fees the right way, develop multiple streams of coaching income, and build a six-figure business that you can own and sell. * Institute risk management policies that ensure your practice is legally safe, ethically sound, and trouble free. Covering all of the territory from positioning your coaching business, differentiating it from the competition, acquiring basic entrepreneurial skills, and learning from profiles of master coaches The Business and Practice of Coaching offers a wealth of information and accessible, yet expert guidance. Readers will discover how to take advantage of current trends and avoid distracting hype within the quickly changing coaching profession so that the coaching business they build today will be viable tomorrow.

The Million Dollar Private Practice

Author: David Steele
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118234588
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Broaden your professional horizons, expand the scope of your practice, and create new revenue streams You are uniquely gifted in your ability to ease suffering and enhance quality of life. You help solve profound human problems and restore hope. Now, The Million Dollar Private Practice reveals how you can leverage your distinctive talents and expertise to dramatically expand your professional and financial horizons. Building upon the premise that the key to building a million-dollar practice is expanding your services from "one to one" to "one to many," renowned private practice development consultant David Steele reveals his time-tested strategies for transforming the ways you think and work. You'll discover how to: Choose your niche and "own" it Develop business models custom-tailored to your unique talents and goals Create new systems, products, and services that make a considerable difference in your clients' lives Make "intangible" services tangible through branding and packaging Create value through referral systems, affiliate programs, and joint ventures Use creative marketing strategies designed for private practice professionals Develop sales and enrollment strategies that dramatically boost your client base Recruit, organize, motivate, and manage staff needed to build and run a million-dollar practice Demonstrating that profits need not be the enemy of ideals, this insightful guide to professional development is an important resource for psychotherapists, family and marriage therapists, social workers, and all private practice professionals seeking creative ways to attract new clients and build their businesses.

Online Therapy

Author: Kathleene Derrig-Palumbo
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393704525
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Paper Office for the Digital Age Fifth Edition

Author: Edward L. Zuckerman
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462528007
Format: PDF, ePub
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Significantly revised and updated to include online and computerized aspects of private practice, this essential manual has given many tens of thousands of clinicians the complete record-keeping and risk-reduction tools that every psychotherapy practice needs. The book provides effective methods for obtaining informed consent, planning treatment and documenting progress, managing HIPAA compliance, maintaining clinical and financial records, communicating with clients and third-party payers, and reducing malpractice risk. Drawing from the professional literature, it features key guidance and easy-to-digest pointers about the ethical, legal, and business aspects of practice. With a large-size format and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying of the 53 reproducible forms and handouts, the book includes a CD-ROM that lets purchasers customize and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition: *Updated throughout to reflect today's greater use of electronic/digital technologies in practice management. *Chapter on insurance and billing, coping with managed care, and Medicare. *Chapter on private practice marketing, including Internet and social media dos and don'ts. *Expanded topics: HIPAA compliance, ICD-10, responding to subpoenas, and using online technologies for billing, communication, and record keeping. *Information about hundreds of websites dealing with all aspects of operating a practice. See also Clinician's Thesaurus, 7th Edition, and Clinician's Electronic Thesaurus, Version 7.0, by Edward L. Zuckerman, indispensable resources for conducting interviews and writing psychological reports.

Handbook of Private Practice

Author: Steven Walfish
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190272163
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Handbook of Private Practice is the premier resource for mental health clinicians, covering all aspects of developing and maintaining a successful private practice. Written for graduate students considering the career path of private practice, professionals wanting to transition into private practice, and current private practitioners who want to improve their practice, this book combines the overarching concepts needed to take a mental health practice (whether solo or in a group) from inception, through its lifespan. From envisioning your practice, to accounting and bookkeeping, hiring staff, managing the practice, and running the business of the practice, a diverse group of expert authors describe the practical considerations and steps to take to enhance your success. Chapters cover marketing, dealing with insurance and managed care, and how to choose your advisors. Ethics and risk management are integrated throughout the text with a special section also devoted to these issues and strategies. The last section features 26 niche practices in which expert practitioners describe their special area of practice and discuss important issues and aspects of their specialty practice. These areas include assessment and evaluation, specialized psychotherapy services, working with unique populations of clients, and more. Whether read cover-to-cover or used as a reference to repeatedly come back to when a question or challenge arises, this book is full of practical guidance directly geared to psychologists, counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists in independent practice.