Getting Better at Private Practice

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  • Copyright: 2012-08-14
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Chris Stout and expert contributors draw on their wealth of experience to provide early career and seasoned mental health professionals the knowledge and tools needed to establish a new practice or enhance an already active private practice so it succeeds over the long term. Designed for rapid reading and pick-up-and-put-down use, this reference is packed with personal advice, illustrative case examples, helpful insights and actionable ideas and methods. It features: Engaging special sections including Top Ten Tips; I Wish I Knew Then; Checklists for Success; and Do This Now Up-to-date coverage of Social Networking, E-mail and Websites, Out-sourcing Expert guidance on taxes and money and debt management Innovative ideas on expanding the scope and type of practice Cool Tools for EMR, practice management, and billing resources

Author Biography

Chris E. Stout, PsyD, MBA, is a licensed clinical psychologist; founding director of the Center for Global Initiatives; Clinical Professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine; and Director of Research at the Athletic and Therapy Institute. He has published over thirty books including two bestsellers on practice management. Dr. Stout was invited to Davos by the World Economic Forum. He is a Fellow in three divisions of the American Psychological Association; past-president of the Illinois Psychological Association; and a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice. He has been interviewed broadly by CNBC, CNN, NBC, PBS, NPR, Oprah, Time, the Chicago Tribune, and the New York Times. He has won four Humanitarian Awards for his work on behalf of the not-for-profit organization Center for Global Initiatives.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
About the Editorp. xv
About the Contributorsp. xix
Setting Up, Managing, and Marketing Your Practice
Differences in Business Structures and Protections in Human Service Private Practice: Which Suits Your Practice Best?p. 3
Making Ends Meet: Financial Management in Private Practicep. 13
Managed Care Contracting: Strategies for Negotiating and Maintaining Relationshipsp. 33
Ethical and Legal Aspects of Private Practicep. 52
How Writing a Column for Your Local Newspaper Can Enhance Your Private Practicep. 69
How Self-Publishing Can Enhance Your Private Practicep. 83
Working With the Mediap. 95
The Power of Community Networkingp. 107
The Benefits of Joining Professional Organizationsp. 150
From Vision to Mission: Building a Practice That Is Personally Satisfying and Professionally Successfulp. 164
Building, Marketing, and Practicing in the Digital Age
Web Sites and Internet Marketingp. 179
Building Your Online Presence as an Expertp. 196
Ethics and Social Networking Sitesp. 214
The Google Factor: Ethical Considerations for Therapists Practicing in the Digital Agep. 230
Technological Tools for Therapists: A List of Helpful Software and Web Sitesp. 239
The Dream Niche Practice: Successful Stories of Specialization
Starting and Growing Concierge Psychotherapy and Psychiatric Practicesp. 253
Developing a Practice Outside of Managed Carep. 266
Using Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT) to Build a Premium-Service, Private-Pay Practicep. 279
The One-Stop Shop: Collaboration Beyond Psychologyp. 292
Psychologists in Dispute Resolution: Being Part of a Revolution!p. 304
Why Wait?: Building a Stellar Practice in Weight Managementp. 317
Becoming an Educational Consultantp. 335
Building a Successful Education Businessp. 348
Blending Treatment Innovation and Economic Success for Working With Troubled Emerging Adults: The Yellowbrick Modelp. 364
Transitioning to Executive Coachingp. 376
A Psychologist's Career in Sports Administrationp. 394
Working in Sport Psychologyp. 412
Final Thoughts
"You're Fired! Hooray!" Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Fall Back in Love With Working in Psychologyp. 429
Why All the Enlightenment, Empowerment, and Edification Embedded in This Book May Mean Nothing to Youp. 441
Indexp. 445
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