Twenty Principles of Success in Mental Health Practice
Clinicians spend a great deal of time in their training becoming excellent in practicing their craft of assessment and psychotherapy. These skills are mastered in order to deliver excellent clinical services. However, in professional training little, if any, emphasis is placed on learning, refining and mastering the business aspects of private practice. In their book "Financial Success in Mental Health Practice: Essential Tools and Strategies for Practitioners," (APA Books, 2008) Walfish and Barnett present a list of Twenty Principles of Private Practice Success. This course presents an overview of each of these principles and how each relates to the development of a clinically effective and financially sound private practice.
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- Identify the advantages and disadvantages of choosing private practice as a career path.
- Demonstrate knowledge of components of entrepreneurship that are essential to success in private practice.
- Identify methods in which psychologists can earn a living that fall out of the purview of managed care.
Steven Walfish, PhD
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