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Author Adames, Hector Y., author.

Title Succeeding as a therapist : how to create a thriving practice in a changing world / Hector Y. Adames, Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas, Melba J.T. Vasquez, and Kenneth S. Pope
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2023]


Description 1 online resource (xxv, 341 pages)
Contents I. Initial Preparation -- 1. Creating a Practice That Matches You, Your Values, and Your Vision -- 2. Creating a Realistic Business Plan -- 3. Finding the Right Attorney -- 4. Finding the Right Professional Liability Insurance -- 5. Finding the Right Office -- 6. Finding the Right Accountant -- 7. Finding the Right Software and System for Scheduling, Billing, Forms, Client Communication, and Documentation -- II. Finding Clients and Helping Clients Find You -- 8. Creating a Website, Business Cards, and Stationery -- 9. Advertising Ethically, Efficiently, Effectively, and Economically -- 10. Getting Onto Insurance Panels-But Do You Want to Do That? -- 11. Building and Maintaining a Presence on Social Media -- III. Records -- 12. Creating a Thoughtful and Useful Client Record -- 13. Privacy, Confidentiality, and Privilege -- 14. Responding to a Subpoena and Dealing With Law Enforcement -- IV. Preparing for Urgent and Emergency Situations -- 15. Office Safety Measures and Precautions -- 16. Suicide Risk -- 17. Clients Who Pose a Risk of Danger to a Third Party -- 18. Assessing and Responding to Interpersonal Violence -- 19. Reporting Child Abuse and Reasonable Suspicions of Child Abuse -- 20. Assessing and Responding to Possible Abuse of Older, Vulnerable, and Dependent Adults and Adults With Disabilities -- 21. When the Therapist is Stalked, Targeted, or Threatened by a Client or Someone in the Client's Life -- V. Taking Care of Yourself and Your Practice -- 22. Keys to Thinking Clearly and Making Good Decisions About Your Practice -- 23. Eight Common Missteps That Can Lead to Disaster -- 24. Navigating Boundaries -- 25. Addressing the Hazards of Loneliness -- 26. Addressing the Hazards of Vicarious Trauma -- 27. Navigating and Nourishing Personal Relationships -- 28. Asking for Help When We Need It -- 29. Creating a Practice Grounded in Human Rights -- 30. Creating, Embracing, and Serving Communities -- 31. Applying for American Board of Professional Psychology Certification -- VI. Managing the (Sometimes) Unexpected -- 32. When the Therapist Becomes Pregnant -- 33. When the Therapist Becomes Ill -- 34. What to Do When You've Made an Error -- 35. What to Do (and Not Do) When Facing an Ethics, Licensing, or Malpractice Complaint -- VII. Endings-Planned and Unplanned -- 36. Successful, Unsuccessful, and Incomplete Terminations -- 37. Closing or Selling a Practice -- 38. Creating a Useful Professional Will -- Afterword: Creating Our Dream Practice in a Changing World
Summary "This user-friendly, practical guide summarizes everything therapists need to know about setting up, growing, and protecting their independent therapy practice. The chapters flow from creating a business plan and start-up to closing or selling a practice, and cover everything in between, like helping clients find you, preparing for emergencies, self and community care, and legal, insurance, and financial issues. Also included are key professional and legal guidelines. "-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 07, 2022)
Subject Psychotherapy -- Practice -- United States
Psychotherapists' offices -- Management
Psychotherapists -- Vocational guidance
PSYCHOLOGY / Practice Management.
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General.
Psychotherapy -- Practice
United States
Form Electronic book
Author Chavez-Dueñas, Nayeli Y., author.
Vasquez, Melba Jean Trinidad, author.
Pope, Kenneth S., author.
LC no. 2022012116
ISBN 9781433840043