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, Docs
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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.

How to Build a Thriving Fee for Service Practice

Author: Laurie Kolt
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080508243
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

Solution Building in Couples Therapy

Author: Elliott Connie, MA, LPC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826109608
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"This brief volume presents the basic premises of solution building, liberally enriched with examples. This is a remarkable book, the first of its kind, radical in its message, written about couples but also suitable for all manner of referrals."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries ìElliott Connie has written a remarkable book. Read it and you will be taken on a journey. If you are new to the world of solution focused brief therapy, beware! This book could capture your heartÖAs Elliott says from the very beginning, solution focused brief therapy is simple, so simple it is really hard to learn. And from this book, if you set out to do so, you could teach yourself how to become a competent solution focused brief therapist. It is all here, laid out clearly, packed with examples from the real world of therapy, repeated and repeated like onion skins, each repetition releasing its own flavour, a variation on a theme, a new understanding of something already known.î Chris Iveson, MA BRIEF London, UK Working with couples presents psychotherapists and counselors with a unique set of challenges, such that many therapists prefer not to work with couples or attempt to avoid it entirely. In the first book written about solution focused therapy (SFT) with couples, author Elliott Connie describes how his use of SFT made working with couples a pleasure rather than a burden. The solution focused approach is one that facilitates cooperation between partners in the creation of an agreed-upon future, rather than merely focusing on the problems that have come to define the relationship. Beginning with a clear explanation of the assumptions and tenets required for the practice of SFT, this book presents a step-by-step breakdown of exactly how to conduct solution building sessions with couples. Each chapter focuses on a different part of the therapeutic process and includes sample dialogues, techniques, and vignettes drawn from the authorís own extensive practice. Readers will feel as though they themselves are going through the therapeutic process with the couples and observing the impact of each step of the process. Numerous exercises and common solution focused questions help readers integrate this new material into their repertoire for immediate use. Key Features: Provides a unique view of couples therapy in action using the solution focused approach Includes actual questions to ask clients, sample dialogues, and sample homework assignments Features examples drawn from actual cases, illustrating techniques used in practice with real couples Presents scales to measure progress and supporting research for the application of solution-focused therapy to couples counseling

12 Months to Your Ideal Private Practice

Author: Lynn Grodzki
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393704174
Format: PDF, ePub
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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

The Million Dollar Private Practice

Author: David Steele
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118234588
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Will I Ever be Good Enough

Author: Karyl McBride
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416551328
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A resource for daughters of mothers with narcissistic personality disorder explains how to manage feelings of inadequacy and abandonment in the face of inappropriate maternal expectations and conditional love, in a step-by-step guide that shares recommendations for creating a personalized program for self-protection and recovery. 50,000 first printing.

Reversing Chronic Pain

Author: Maggie Phillips
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1556436769
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"A guide to how the body's wisdom can help resolve its pain, this book presents 10 effective skills that provide readers with tools to join their body's resources with mind, spirit, and heart, tipping the scales of their somatic experience away from unrelenting pain toward balance, comfort, and, eventually, pleasure and vitality"--Provided by publisher.

Finding the Energy to Heal

Author: Maggie Phillips
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393703269
Format: PDF, Docs
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The focus of Eastern healing is on correcting imbalance of disharmony so that qi, the life force energy that generates harmonious transformation in the body, can flow freely again. Using vivid examples, this book explores the possibility that psychological methods can be used in a similar way to address subtle energies in mindbody systems and thereby restore health. The author has presented highly acclaimed seminars on Ericksonian and clinical hypnosis, imagery, and ego-state therapy. Here she adds EMDR, thought field therapy (TFT), and body-focused therapy to the tools that can open inner pathways to healing that have been frozen by stress, past trauma, and developmental issues. Throughout the book she emphasizes the principles of gathering and building on strengths that each client already owns, using tools that provoke energetic flow to dissolve barriers to health, and selecting strategies that utilize the powerful effects of positive expectancy. In the first four sections, vivid, intriguing stories illustrate how EMDR, hypnosis, imagery, TFT, and body-focused therapy can be used to solve the mysteries of health crises triggered by general stresses and anxiety, posttraumatic stress, and the challenges of organic conditions such as cancer, head injury, arthritis, and cardiac disease. The final section presents three creative models for combining and integrating energy therapies to increase healing possibilities for individuals with complex health situations that do not respond to any one approach. Finding the Energy to Heal is an especially useful guide for professionals interested in cutting-edge methodology as well as for readers seeking solutions to perplexing health challenges.

Therapy with a Coaching Edge Partnership Action and Possibility in Every Session

Author: Lynn Grodzki
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393712486
Format: PDF
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Bringing “coaching skills” to a therapy practice and clients. In Therapy with a Coaching Edge, professional practice guru Lynn Grodzki offers a new, paradigm-changing therapy model—adding the leverage and action of a coaching approach to the wisdom and goals of psychotherapy. This book presents a set of powerful coaching strategies that have been adapted and designed specifically for therapy—to provide more reach and range for therapists and counselors while not requiring a wholesale abandonment of therapeutic principles. Using this model, therapists at all levels of experience can promote behavioral change without insisting on homework or rigid protocols. Clients can spot results in each and every therapy session. Resistance to treatment often softens and client retention improves. Grodzki gives new and veteran clinicians the skills to not only improve client outcomes, but also energize themselves as practitioners. Therapists feel empowered as they learn to ask compelling questions that generate "ah-ha" moments. They help clients go beyond a discussion of symptoms to explore topics of core values. They show clients how to make decisions based on both necessity and a vision of a better future. The model provides readers with just-in-time learning, to identify a skill when it is needed an then immediately apply the steps in a session. Grodzki, an expert psychotherapist and master certified coach, has proven herself to be a trusted voice for therapists through her writing and workshops; she makes the steps to using a coaching approach understandable by offering lively case examples, "your turn" exercises, and sample scripts to give her readers the confidence and context to move forward.