Working successfully in private practice
Venue: BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London
Date: Thursday 13th June 2013
This event is now fully booked, to be added to the wait list please call 01332 224507 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop will appeal to those already working in private practice who wish to gain more advanced insights and skills relating to practice, as well as trainees and those who aim to set up in private practice. The ideas and skills developed in this interactive masterclass (presented as a workshop) will cover a wide range of practical issues and skills designed to help colleagues to develop their own style as practitioners and to translate this into a commercially successful and ethically driven private practice as psychologists and/or therapists.
Growing numbers of psychologists and therapists work in private practice either as an adjunct to their other clinical jobs or as their primary professional concern. Working as an independent practitioner is potentially very rewarding professionally and personally, but it is not without its challenges and pitfalls.
Skills for working in private practice are seldom taught on psychology and therapy training courses and therefore qualified practitioners must rely on their own resourcefulness and ingenuity to develop a successful practice.
The focus will be on an exploration of:
- What is good and bad about private practice - commercial and clinical risks
- Styles and models of therapy and the relationship to private practice
- Branding and marketing
- Building up a client base
- Developing a professional network
- Premises - identity, location, safety
- Fees, finance and the plain (sometimes boring) facts
- Partnerships and associateships
- The client intake and screening process and interview
- CPD and supervision
- Dealing with problem situations (e.g. suicidal clients)
This workshop will appeal to those already working in private practice who wish to gain more advanced insights and skills relating to practice, as well as trainees and those who aim to set up in private practice.
Learning outcomes and objectives
- To gain an understanding of the challenges (and opportunities) to working in private practice by highlighting the clinical and commercial benefits as well as the risks
- To highlight the importance of careful planning relating to practical matters such as finances, cash-flow, fee-setting, insurances, premises and marketing
- To consider the client intake process and contracting in private practice and how this may differ from working as part of a larger organisation
- To gain an insight into how to develop a private practice either as an adjunct to your main work or as your primary source of employment
- To consider the need for and place of CPD, supervision and establishing a referral network to ensure that you practice within your abilities and competencies.
Facilitator: Professor Robert Bor C Psychol CSci FBPsS
If you wish to register for this event please complete the online booking form. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507.