How to Build a Thriving Fee-for-Service Practice

How to Build a Thriving Fee-for-Service Practice : Integrating the Healing Side with the Business Side of Psychotherapy

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Twenty years ago, a therapist could hang up a shingle, make some networking calls, and begin to create a steady stream of referrals. Since then, private practice has changed dramatically. Now therapists everywhere are struggling just to keep their practices going. The need has never been greater for sound business tools for building and marketing a therapy practice. How to Build a Thriving Fee-for-Service Practice is essential reading for newly licensed therapists, seasoned professionals, and others wanting to prepare practitioners for success.
How to Build a Thriving Fee-for-Service Practice guides you from your ideal practice vision through the "how-to" steps to succeed. You will learn that a private practice is, in effect, a small business. Chapters contain solid training to help you not only to survive, but also to thrive in a highly competitive market place. Examples, worksheets, business forms, flow charts, paper and pen exercises, and even assignments in the "real world," expose you to essential materials and ideas.
Coverage includes surveying the needs of one's community, capitalizing on unusual market niches, marketing ideas to build one's practice, creating brochures, widening one's scope and expertise through public speaking, seminars, workshops, and writing, analyzing financial data and projections, tracking client information, and more.
* Contains foreword by American Psychological Association President Dr. Patrick DeLeon
* Provides a crash course in business management for therapists
* Includes examples, worksheets, business forms, and exercises
* Supplies tools for bypassing restrictions of managed care
* Suitable for newly licensed therapists and seasoned professionals
Written by a licensed therapist with over 19 years of experience in private practice, this book is a much-needed reference for mental health practitioners pursuing fee-for-service practice.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 10.16mm | 385.55g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0124179452
  • 9780124179455
  • 2,116,168

Table of contents

P.H. DeLeon, Foreward.
L. Kolt, Preface.
About the Author.
Private Practice in Transition.
Choosing a Strategic Specialty.
Developing Your Marketing Plans.
How To Do Seminars, Workshops, Writing, and Large-Scale Projects.
Giving Psychology Away.
Anatomy of a Small Business.
Starting a New Office or Relocating.
Practice Management Tracking and Statistics.
Motivational Blocks to Private Success.
References.
Additional Resources.
Index.
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"Positive, Proactive and Practical! Dr Kolt's creative, challenging and constructive tools are sure to bring you success."
Alice Rubenstein, Ed.D., Past President, American Psychological Association, Division of Psychotherapy

"Dr Kolt understands the pressures and challenges that face professionals in today's market economy and demonstrates how to turn this awareness into a successful practice...This book is an indispensable resource which practitioners will reach for again and again".
Noemi Balinth, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, New York State Psychological Association President, 2000
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About Laurie Kolt

Laurie Kolt, Ph.D., is an award-winning and nationally respected practice-building consultant. She is a frequently invited presenter for continuing education workshops, seminars, and keynote addresses for national, state, and local therapy organizations.The author of numerous training manuals, she has written over 100 articles on practice development and goal setting. Her work has also been featured in the APA Monitor, Psychotherapy Finances, The APA Independent Practitioner, ACA's Counseling Today, The APA Division of Psychotherapy Bulletin, Practice Management Monthly, and the San Diego Daily Transcript.Dr. Kolt strives to be accessible to individual practitioners. She distributes a practice newsletter, provides training through her website at http://www.kolt.com. and works one-on-one with clinicians across the country.Dr. Kolt has a thriving practice in San Diego, California, and has been in private practice for 19 years. She is a clinical and organizational/industrial psychologist, marriage and family therapist, and career development researcher. Through her consulting firm, Kolt Consulting, she has been instrumental in building practices across 43 states and 4 countries.
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