Getting Started in Private Practice: The Complete Guide to Building Your Mental Health Practice

Getting Started in Private Practice: The Complete Guide to Building Your Mental Health Practice

Getting Started in Private Practice: The Complete Guide to Building Your Mental Health Practice

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.

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  1. L. Sidhu said,

    Wrote on December 2, 2012 @ 4:10 pm

    126 of 127 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    An excellent primer that is concise and to the point, October 30, 2004
    By 
    L. Sidhu
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: Getting Started in Private Practice: The Complete Guide to Building Your Mental Health Practice (Paperback)

    Unlike most books on starting a private practice, Getting Started in Private Practice, doesn’t waste time with nonsensical fluff on whether one should be in private practice and other “touchy feely” irrelevancies. The authors presume you are reading the book because you have already decided private practice is for you and takes off from there.

    The book is concise and straightforward with information on the financial and legal aspects of starting and running a private practice. Whereas other books tend to focus on complaining about managed care, this books tells you how to effectively deal with it from a business stand point. Whereas other books delve into “getting in touch” with your business self, this book tells you what it takes to actually run a business.

    The only complaint I have is that some areas are only glossed over and not enough detail is provided; however, that information can easily be obtained from other generalist business books.

    Overall an excellent starting point and reference for starting a private practice in mental health. Highly recommended.

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  2. Amelia Siders "Ph.D." said,

    Wrote on December 2, 2012 @ 4:41 pm

    96 of 98 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Must have for new therapists, July 19, 2005
    This review is from: Getting Started in Private Practice: The Complete Guide to Building Your Mental Health Practice (Paperback)

    I bought three other guides to starting a private practice and this one outshines them all. Everything I needed and nothing I didn’t. The information about setting fees was specific and very helpful, unlike many other books that give only a very general overview. Even the small things like business cards and stationary were discussed. Marketing ideas were great as well.

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  3. Katherine E. White "Katy" said,

    Wrote on December 2, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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    Book Review, July 4, 2009
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    Katherine E. White “Katy” (California) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    I found this book to be useful & helpful. It is well organized, relevant (as many books on this subject seem out-dated)& concise. I liked the specific examples/scenarios & appendix with forms. I highly recommend this for anyone starting out needing the basic information.

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