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Top Technology Tools for the Testing Psychologist
By Jeremy Sharp, Ph.D. on July 17, 2019

I’m a huge lover of technology, apps, gadgets, and anything that will make the testing process more efficient. Over the years, I’ve gathered a number of these tools that I continue to use on a daily basis. Here are my top picks for technology to use in your testing practice.

Pros and Cons of Adding Provisionally-Licensed Therapists to Your Group Practice
By Maureen Werrbach, LCPC on July 10, 2019

Many group practice owners think about bringing on a therapist who isn't fully licensed to their group practice, whether that be an intern or a provisionally-licensed therapist. Often we see this when they can’t find a fully-licensed therapist, but be aware: making the decision to employ a non-fully-licensed therapist should be made with intention and not on a whim. Here are some things to think about:

Marketing is (Mostly) Time-Limited
By Allison Puryear, LCSW, CEDS on July 3, 2019

As we close out this Marketing Blog Series, I have a switcheroo for you. Now that you see marketing as service, understand how it’s helpful to potential clients, feel a bit more confident in your marketing activities, and know how to get some predictability with your phone ringing… I’m going to take marketing off the table.

The 5 Marketing Strategies That Will Work for You
By Allison Puryear, LCSW, CEDS on June 26, 2019

There are more marketing strategies in existence than any clinician could possibly do in a lifetime of private practice. Once therapists in private practice realize they need to market their practice to get the phone ringing, many of the go-getters decide to take on way more strategies than I’d recommend.

Your Colleagues' Marketing Strategies Won't Work for You
By Allison Puryear, LCSW, CEDS on June 19, 2019

We’ve talked about marketing as a service and the importance of having a niche for attracting potential clients and networking with other providers, which is all great, but you likely still need to know HOW to reach your niche. Because, as humans, we tend to learn through example, we often turn to our colleagues to see how they’ve done it. That makes sense on a lot of levels, but from an outcomes perspective, it can leave a lot to be desired.

A Guide to Employee Benefits for Your Group Practice
By Maureen Werrbach, LCPC on June 12, 2019

You’ve got employees you want to show your appreciation to and the profits to support it. You’re thinking about offering benefits but don’t know where to start. Benefits are a great way to support your employees beyond their paycheck. Be sure to talk with a local attorney before deciding on any one of these options, as there may be specific ways you need to set them up for your staff. Also, consult with your accountant before offering any benefits to ensure you can afford it. It is much harder to take a benefit away than it is to add. They can also walk you through setting up a structure around expectations (like minimum hours worked) to qualify for certain benefits. Further, consider getting a human resource (HR) adviser involved to aid in setting up and communicating benefits to your employees. They can be an excellent resource for determining which benefits to provide, making sure your benefits are clearly defined in your employee handbook, and ensuring that your policies are non-discriminatory.

When Should I Start Outsourcing in Private Practice?
By L. Gordon Brewer, Jr., MEd, LMFT on June 5, 2019

Most of us want a full caseload. We want a steady stream of referrals and to be able to have as many sessions as we can handle at the times we want to have them. That’s the dream!

Can a Virtual Assistant Help Your Practice?
By Allison Puryear, LCSW, CEDS on May 29, 2019

I could write this entire post as an ode to my Virtual Assistant (VA). I hired her when I knew I needed help, although I didn’t think I could really afford it and was worried that I wouldn’t have enough work to keep her busy enough to want to keep working with me. I was not totally confident in my boss skills; I’m a recovering people pleaser, but I slip every now and then.

Networking and Your Niche
By Allison Puryear, LCSW, CEDS on May 22, 2019

I love networking. LOVE it. It’s responsible for 90% of my referrals in private practice, tens of thousands of sessions, hundreds of recovery stories, and so many great lessons I’ve learned about the people I love to serve and how to do it well.

5 Simple Steps to Reach Your Ideal Therapy Client (Without Neglecting Other Potential Clients)
By Becky DeGrossa on May 15, 2019

Specialty pages on your website are your opportunity to prove to potential clients why you are the ideal person to help them with their problems. While it’s impossible to appeal to everyone, you'll be able to make an impression on your ideal clients—those people you know you want to work with. That’s the secret to therapist website content that many private practice owners miss; if you try to appeal to everyone, you’ll fail to fully engage those people who are most in need (and who are the closest to giving you a call).

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