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Author Paterson, Randy J.

Title Private practice made simple : everything you need to know to set up and manage a successful mental health practice / Randy J. Paterson.

Imprint Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, ©2011.


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 268 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-255) and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary "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."-- Provided by publisher
Contents Introduction -- Why/Why Not: The Decision to Open a Practice -- Fantasies: Ten Arguments in Favor of Private Practice -- Fears: Ten Arguments Against Private Practice -- Who/Where: Names and Location -- Who: Deciding on the Nature of Your Practice -- Where: Finding Office Space -- Setting the Scene: The Office as Stage -- Preparing the Space -- Set Dressing -- Props and Tools -- The Costume Department -- Getting Referrals -- Define Your Product -- Identify Your Most Promising Referral Sources -- Create a Pamphlet -- Create a Simple Referral Form.
Write and Distribute a Private-Practice AnnouncementRefer to Your Own Referral Sources -- Choose Directories Wisely -- Get on Agency Referral Lists -- Create a Referral Network -- Keep a Referral Book -- Return Referral Calls Promptly! -- Correspond with Referral Sources -- Prioritize Your Referral Sources -- Creating a Website -- Decide on Your Address -- Buy Your Address Immediately -- Generate Ideas for Content -- The Home Page -- Prepare for the Design -- Avoid Animation and Welcome Screens -- Hire a Designer -- Make it Simple to Navigate -- Test It on All Web Browsers -- Do Not Have a Blog -- The Links Page -- Maximize Hits.
Make Your Contact Info Easy to AccessManaging Client Information -- Assign a Number to Each Client -- Use a Demographic Information Form -- Get a Signed Release of Information Form -- Use a Limits to Confidentiality Form -- Use a Consent to Treatment Form -- What to Put in a First Session Note -- Ongoing Session Notes -- Handling Requests for Information -- Make Client Files Easily Recognizable -- Organize the File -- Develop Your Own Shorthand -- Have Active and Inactive File Storage -- Clean Out Your Own Files -- Keep Computer Data Secure -- Managing Finances -- Don't Lowball Your Fee.
Charge for the Time Things Actually TakeYour First Few Clients Are Tax Free -- Keep Business and Home Accounts Separate -- Pay Yourself a Base Salary -- Live a More Financially Conservative Life -- Don't Be Optimistic -- Think About Having a Sliding Scale -- Watch Your Expenses -- Hire an Accountant -- Consider Incorporation -- Register for Applicable Taxes -- Set Up Your Own Retirement Plan and Benefits -- The Clinic Assistant -- Calculate the Hours You Need -- Make Routine Things Routine -- Have a Clinic Manual -- Never Hire Friends -- Don't Do Your Assistant's Job -- Raises Are Cheaper Than Turnover -- Take the Boss's Seat.
Don't Apologize for Assigning WorkPractice an Effective Feedback Ratio -- Word Corrective Feedback Effectively -- Managing Clinical Services -- Plan Your Clinical Week -- Set Standard Assessment Times -- Schedule Assessments for Longer Than Usual -- One Day a Month Without Clients -- Watch Your Client Load -- Use an Advance Package -- Define the Purpose of the Intake -- Define the Finish Line -- Plan Sessions in Advance -- Prepare the Container Every Hour -- Deal with Payment and Bookings First -- Practice the Ten-Minute Rule -- Write the Notes -- The Ritual Clinic: Keeping Your Work Sustainable.
Arrive at Work Before You Work.
Subject Mental health counseling -- Practice.
Psychotherapy -- Practice.
Counseling -- Santé mentale -- Pratique.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychotherapy -- General.
Mental health counseling -- Practice. (OCoLC)fst01016400
Psychotherapy -- Practice. (OCoLC)fst01081785
Other Form: Print version: Paterson, Randy J. Private practice made simple. Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, ©2011 9781608820238 (DLC) 2011005884 (OCoLC)664666644
ISBN 9781608820245 (electronic bk.)
1608820246 (electronic bk.)
9781608824069 (electronic bk.)
1608824063 (electronic bk.)
9781608820238 (pbk.)
1608820238 (pbk.)
Standard No. NZ1 14699045

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