The Business of Mental Health Practice
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|Date||Friday, Oct. 12, 2012|
|Time||8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|Location||Hyland Hall, Room 1306|
Have you considered starting a private practice? You may be completing your graduate studies and wondering where you want to work after licensure. You may be employed in an institution or a group and want to go out on your own. If so, you might be asking yourself where would I start or how would I do it?
There is much to consider in starting a private practice in addition to being a mental health provider. Are you able to offer therapy and be a business person? Do you have the motivation and time to create the type of therapy practice you want? In addition to best practice clinical work there is the business of the practice such as public and private insurance reimbursement, policies, forms, office space and billing. Professional ethics and state regulations need to be followed. Can you react to the changing climate of insurance and be flexible with reimbursement decisions? While the sole practitioner is juggling these balls marketing is a must. What will the focus of the practice be? If these ideas stimulate or excite you, come to this workshop to learn about starting a private practice.
The workshop will explore the steps and decisions that are needed to begin a private practice. I will introduce you to state regulations and ethics that will guide you in starting your business. The format of the workshop will be lecture, small group discussion and planning and large group sharing.
The seminar is for students, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors and clinical social workers, who are considering
starting a private practice, want to learn the nuts and bolts of owning their own practice, or desiring to make a change and be on their own.
Participants will receive 3 Continuing Education Credits.
About the Speaker: Linda Pellmann
Linda Pellmann received her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Iowa State University and her Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel University in 1998. She is a past president of The Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and continues to be active in the association. Linda was part of a Wisconsin State Workgroup that formulated policies and forms after the passage of the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic Rule. She has been an adjunct instructor at UW-Whitewater, recently taught at The Evangelical Theological Seminary in Prague, Czech Republic and has presented at a variety of conferences. Linda has worked as a marriage and family therapist at New Life Resources serving Milwaukee’s Western Suburbs for 12 years.
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