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Business Basics for Private Practice
A Guide for Mental Health Professionals

ISBN 9781138690967
Published August 21, 2017 by Routledge
222 Pages

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Book Description

Business Basics for Private Practice is a step-by-step guide to developing a successful practice from initial conceptualization and business plan to future growth for the true entrepreneur. Dr. Bartolucci draws from interviews with fellow mental health practitioners and experts in business-related fields to make even the most intimidating parts of practice easy to understand. Business Basics is written to give the feel of mentorship, and the author talks about lessons learned the hard way. She’s also included checklists and worksheets to help you stay organized and ready to meet the challenges of opening a private practice.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part I: Nuts and Bolts  1. Planning for Success 2. Making Your Practice Legit 3. An Office of One's Own Part II: The Big Decisions  4. To Delegate or Not to Delegate  5. Finding Your Niche  6. Money Talks - How Well Do You Listen? 7. Marketing Strategy  8. Let's Get Ethical   9. You - The Most Important Care Target Part III: Business Growth and Other Income Streams 10. Growing Your Business  11. Speaking and Writing 12. Closing Thoughts

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Anne D. Bartolucci, PhD, CBSM, started her private practice in 2008 and has since become Atlanta’s insomnia expert. She is also a sought-after speaker and business consultant.


"This book is an absolute must for growing a private practice! It's so much more detailed than any other practice-building book I've seen. I love the way there are references and worksheets at the end of each chapter as well as interviews with experts. Dr. Bartolucci’s writing style is both witty and entertaining, and her book reads like a conversation."

Becky Beaton, PhD, psychologist and practice building coach

"I have known Dr. Bartolucci for almost her entire career. As an intern and eventual colleague she has always been one of the best and brightest. This practice guide is a MUST read for anyone who not only is starting a private practice, but also who has one that they want to see grow and improve."

Michael Breus, PhD, aka "America’s Sleep Doctor"