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How We Built Our Dream Practice: Innovative Ideas for Building Yours
March 24th, 2015

Book Recommendation: How We Built Our Dream Practice: Innovative Ideas for Building Yours Written by: Dave Verhaagen, Ph.D. and Frank Gaskill Ph.D. Reviewed by: Chana Kaiman, LCSW Whether you are clinician who is just starting out or a seasoned professional who wants to expand, growing your practice is an ever-present goal that takes more than knowledge and experience. You may be a competent professional with superb clinical skills but who is kno …
Writing Your Way to a Better Practice
Author: Charles Sender, LCSW
December 31st, 2014

Writing articles in local publications and blogging can be a very effective marketing tool.  Here are some quick tips on maximizing the benefits of your written word.

Persistence and Consistence
Write often and systematically.  This allows for you to build an audience and thus name recognition.  Writing a short article or posting once a week may have better payoffs than one long article.

Include a Bio an …
Blogging Your Way to a Healthy Practice
Author: Charles Sender, LCSW
October 1st, 2014

“But, I do not have enough time in the day to write for and maintain a blog,” Is a common statement heard in response to the suggestion to build a professional internet presence through a professional blog. Yet, blogging can be a fun, ethical, quick and easy way to develop and maintain a healthy and professional internet presence. Posting can and should be quick and short. In the era of internet and quick paced clicks, professional bl …
I'm In It for the Money
Author: Charles Sender, LCSW
September 23rd, 2014

A common struggle clinicians grapple with is their relationship with money, fees and finances. As helping professionals, we are proud, and should be proud of our dedication to our chosen profession. We chose our profession because we yearn to care for and help others. It is difficult to contemplate that there are other dynamics involved in our relationship with the individuals and people we serve. Yet, to neglect the “what’s in it for …
Social Worker Sanctioned over Facebook Posts
September 11th, 2014

Do you FaceBook?  Ever think you are putting simple benign information on your FaceBook Page?  A social worker has been given a 12-month conditions of practice order by the HCPC after posting comments on Facebook about a child protection court case. The social worker posted on the social networking site: “I’m in court tomorrow for a case where there is a high level of domestic violence amongst many things…” and …
Embezzlement Happens
Author: Steven Walfish, Ph.D.
August 6th, 2014

When I was a graduate student one of my colleagues was married to an Ophthalmologist who had his own practice. She asked three of us to schedule an examination and gave each of us cash to pay for the exam. This was a win-win. We got free eye examinations and they were able to “follow the money” in their practices.             This experiment was suggested by their accountant. This …
More on Opportunities are Where You Find Them
Author: Steven Walfish, Ph.D.
July 23rd, 2014

Last week I presented a workshop titled “Growing and Sustaining a Private Practice: Opportunities Are Where You Find Them and Where You Make Them” at the Florida Psychological Association.”          It was great fun and there was lively give and take with the participants on ways to make a practice grow.             In my last col …
Spy On Your Colleagues: A Legal Way To Gather Practice Ideas
Author: Steven Walfish, Ph.D.
July 16th, 2014

This week I will be presenting a workshop titled “Growing and Sustaining a Private Practice: Opportunities Are Where You Find Them and Where You Make Them” at the Florida Psychological Association.”   I am always please to be invited to do workshops and am excited about this particular topic because it is a new one for me.             In preparing for the workshop …
Your Website; The Secret Weapon To Building A Thriving Private Practice
Author: David Taylor, MA, LMHC
July 14th, 2014

  There Are No Exceptions Every Private Practice needs a website. This is absolutely a non-negotiable. YOU MUST HAVE ONE! If you are active on Facebook, Twitter or any other social medial channel, but not on your website, you are fighting an up-hill battle.   When a therapist first searches for a suitable therapist to trust in, they will make their first impressions often off of your website. When they come to your site, they will …
Thinking Out of the Box: Concierge Counseling
Author: Steven Walfish, Ph.D.
July 8th, 2014

            There is a movement in medicine by physicians who are tired of dealing with traditional practice styles that they believe impinge on how they practice medicine and how they are reimbursed for their services. They feel like they are on an assembly line and the joy of practicing medicine has been sucked out of them These physicians have changed to a style called “Concierge Med …