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Private Practice Psychology

A Handbook

By Richard T. Kasperczyk, Ronald Francis

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Format: Paperback, 180 pages
Other Information: black & white illustrations
Published In: United Kingdom, 13 February 2002
This book offers a complete guide to setting up and managing a private practice. Issues such as planning the practice, developing practice excellence, expanding and even selling the practice are covered. The book is very practical in its nature and also gives names of organisations and websites which may be of help. A sample business plan and fee tables are also included.

Table of Contents

1. Planning your practice. 2. Choosing the market. 3. Choosing the location. 4. Choosing the business structure. 5. Developing a business plan. 6. Establishing your practice. 7. Choosing your practice name. 8. Designing a logo. 9. Designing and printing stationary. 10. Choosing the venue. 11. Insurances. 12. Communication systems. 13. Initial marketing. 14. Registering with insurance systems. 15. Fee schedules. 16. Collecting revenue. 17. Accounting systems. 18. Information systems. 19. Research and communication via the internet. 20. Developing practice excellence. 21. Expanding you practice. 22. Staffing. 23. Marketing, tenders and contracts. 24. Selling your practice.

About the Author

Ronald Francis is Honorary Senior Research Fellow in psychology at Monash University, Australia. Born in the UK, he now lives and works in Australia and is the author of The Manual of Private Psychology Practice (1997).

EAN: 9781854333438
ISBN: 1854333437
Publisher: BPS Blackwell
Dimensions: 23.3 x 15.9 x 0.9 centimetres (0.33 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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I found this book very helpful as I'm a psychology student and I'm contemplating opening my own private practice in the near future.

This book is wonderful because it is detailed and offers a lot of information about everything one should know when starting a solo practice. It discusses how to perform market research; the importance of choosing the right location; and most importantly it talks about how to develop a business plan which is something every potential practitioner should have before opening their own practice.

There are a lot of things to consider, and unfortunately they are not the sort of things we learn about in grad schools; such as how to market yourself and your business.

It even has some examples of fee schedules, balance sheets, profit and loss statements, etc. This book is a great resource for anyone who is thinking about starting their own private practice in psychology.

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