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Private Practice Workshop

Private Practice Workshop

Date(s) - Saturday, October 12th, 2019
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Private Practice Workshop

Leanne Hoffman

A one-day workshop to consider challenges of starting a private practice.
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?
  • Practical
    • 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
    • Insurance
    • Professional Registration
  • When things go wrong
  • Self-Care

‘ The Workshop is aimed at students at the end of their clinical training who are thinking of starting their own Private Practice.

BCA upholds the ethical standards of BACP and BPC and will not encourage a  student to start in Private Practice and work beyond their clinical competency. BCA therefore, asks student who want to join the Private Practice workshop to provide written proof they are in their 3rd year of a MSc clinical training.’

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Lunch and Refreshments provided


Please email your dietary requirements to

Vegetarian and vegan options are included.

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Early Bird Discount

Don’t miss out!
Book your place before 30th September 2019  to be eligible for £20 discount on all ticket prices.

To receive your discount you must enter the coupon code in the box provided when completing the booking form below.

COUPON CODE (case sensitive): Early Bird

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Member Discount

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