Date(s) - Saturday, October 27th, 2018
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
BCA Conference Venue
Embarking on working in private practice for any therapist can be challenging but particularly for one towards the beginning of their career. This one-day workshop seeks to share recent experience of establishing a private practice. It will cover some of the highlights, learnt lessons and pitfalls as well as providing support and practical advice to manage this transition.
Topics covered will include:
- Readiness – are you equipped (both personally and clinically) to work privately. What level of experience is needed?
- Pros and Cons of Private Practice
- Getting support – how to find professional supervision and therapy.
- Managing the “Analytic Superego’ – holding in mind the ‘Good enough’ therapist
- Identity – how do we develop a clinical and professional identity?
- Finding suitable rooms
- Getting clients – referrals, website, advertising etc
- Finances – how much to charge, how to bill etc
- Finances – expenses, taxes etc
- Contracting with clients – brief overview of assessment concerns , registration and contracts.
- Note Keeping
- Clinical Risk (Who can you see in Private Practice, importance of assessments, referral to psychiatrists, GPs etc
- Professional Registration
- When things go wrong
- Self Care
Bookings are closed for this event.