To build a successful practice, it's essential to have the know-how to get clients, keep them, and build a strong and thriving business. "Private Practice Made Simple" provides therapists entering private practice with a complete toolkit for getting started, complete with guidance for renting an office, managing clients, handling confidential client information, maintaining a professional yet comfortable office atmosphere, getting referrals, creating a website, managing finances, and more. This book also features practical help for working with clients that often isn't covered in academic classes. Readers learn to bond with clients and set goals with their clients in therapy, and the provided forms and worksheets make it simpler for readers to get their private practices off the ground right away. Because the most successful psychologists never forget to maintain their own mental health, the guide helps readers identify and cope with burnout and establish headache-free routines for every session, day, week, and year.
A complete practical guide to starting and maintaining a successful mental health therapy and coaching practice.
Randy Paterson is a clinical psychologist and the coordinator of Changeways, a widely known depression treatment program at Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre. He is also adjunct assistant professor at the department of psychology at the University of British Columbia. He is author of The Assertiveness Workbook and Your Depression Map. He lives in Vancouver.