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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.

Book News Annotation:

Stout, a psychologist, and Grand, a therapist, outline methods for setting up a private mental health practice, and provide tips on types, financing, business plans, fees, marketing, referrals, advertising, and customer service. They present other business ideas for getting media interest, choosing a location, records, risk management, and working with HMOs. The appendices consist of sample forms. The book is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, social workers, counselors, and others starting an individual or group private practice.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Stout, a psychologist, and Grand, a therapist, outline methods for setting up a private mental health practice, and provide tips on types, financing, business plans, fees, marketing, referrals, advertising, and customer service. They present other business ideas for getting media interest, choosing a location, records, risk management, and working with HMOs. The appendices consist of sample forms. The book is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, social workers, counselors, and others starting an individual or group private practice. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

(Getting Started) Description: This comprehensive book offers the tips and tools necessary to build a successful private mental health practice from the ground up, providing checklists, sidebars, continuing education quizzes, and simple mathematical formulas for determining service rates, revenues, return on investment, and more. Key Features: Provides comprehensive information on risk management, ethical issues, tips for marketing your coaching practice, and useful appendices of additional resources.

About the Author

Chris E. Stout, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and serves as Illinois’s first Chief of Psychological Services for the Department of Human Services/Office of Mental Health. He has published or presented over 300 papers and twenty-nine books and manuals on various topics in psychology.

Laurie Cope Grand, MS, MFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist and author of numerous books on practice management, including The Therapist’s Advertising and Marketing Kit and The Therapist’s Newsletter Kit, both from Wiley.

Table of Contents

Series Preface.

Introduction.

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.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471426233
Subtitle:
The Complete Guide to Building Your Mental Health Practice
Author:
Stout, Chris E.
Author:
Grand, Laurie C.
Author:
ie C. Grand
Author:
Grand, Laurie Cope
Author:
Laur
Publisher:
Wiley
Subject:
Psychotherapy
Subject:
Mental health counseling
Subject:
Practice Management.
Subject:
Psychology & Psychiatry Profession - General
Subject:
Psychotherapy -- Practice.
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Practic
Subject:
E-Management
Copyright:
Series:
Getting Started
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
342
Dimensions:
9.06x6.02x.93 in. 1.04 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , (Getting Started) Description: This comprehensive book offers the tips and tools necessary to build a successful private mental health practice from the ground up, providing checklists, sidebars, continuing education quizzes, and simple mathematical formulas for determining service rates, revenues, return on investment, and more. Key Features: Provides comprehensive information on risk management, ethical issues, tips for marketing your coaching practice, and useful appendices of additional resources.
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