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The Resilient Mental Health Practice
Nourishing Your Business, Your Clients, and Yourself

ISBN 9781138935891
Published February 6, 2017 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

The Resilient Mental Health Practice: Nourishing Your Business, Your Clients, and Yourself is a fundamental resource for mental health professionals, designed to serve as a comprehensive yet parsimonious handbook to inspire and inform novice, developing, and experienced mental health professionals. Replete with case studies, The Resilient Mental Health Practice gives readers a big-picture view of private practice, including detailed explorations of various topics related to therapist self-care and preventing burnout. Chapters provide a range of ways in which clinicians can build a resilient and sustainable practice while also taking care of their clients and themselves.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  About the Editors  About the Contributors  Introduction Jennifer M. Ossege, PsyD and Richard W. Sears, PsyD  Section 1: Practice Management: Nourishing Your Business  1. Independent Practice and Consultation Services as a Solo Practitioner Richard W. Sears, PsyD   2. Establishing, Maintaining, and Growing a Group Private Practice Ted Ossege, MSW, LCSW and Jennifer M. Ossege, PsyD  3. Creating and Sustaining an Assessment/Forensic-Based Practice  Steve Sparks, PhD, ABPP  4. Therapist as Manager: Supervising Non-Clinical Staff and Tasks Jennifer M. Ossege, PsyD and Ted Ossege, MSW, LCSW  5. Navigating the Digital Landscape: A Practitioner’s Guide to Moving through the Rough Terrain of the Internet and Social Media Jami Wilder, PsyD and Heather Wilder, PsyD  6. Integration of Clinical Healthcare Strategies: Preparing Clinicians for Shifting Roles Kristy Fritz-Bosse, PsyD and Jennifer M. Ossege, PsyD  Section 2: Caring for the Caregiver: Nourishing Yourself  7. Isolation, Disconnection, and Burnout: The Importance of Staying Connected in Private Practice Joy McGhee, PsyD  8. Work-Life Demands: Practical Tips for Finding the Balance Emily Sander, PsyD  9. 25 Strategies for Engaging in Self Care Laura Hensley, MA, LPCC and Andrea Schultz-Duncan, PsyD

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Jennifer M. Ossege, PsyD, is the cofounder and managing partner of Viewpoint Psychological Services, PLLC, a group private practice in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area. She is a faculty member and associate director of clinical training in the PsyD program in clinical psychology at Union Institute & University, and she is an adjunct faculty member in the psychology department at Xavier University in Cincinnati. Her website is

Richard W. Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist, consultant, and speaker in private practice in Cincinnati and is the director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness & Meditation. He is also clinical/research faculty at the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness, volunteer associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at UC College of Medicine, and clinical assistant professor at Wright State University School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Sears is author of 10 books on mindfulness, CBT, spirituality, and organizational consultation. His website is


"The Resilient Mental Health Practice is an excellent addition to the library of any practitioner. If you are looking for a better way to run a values-consistent, wise, and thriving practice, consider this required reading."

Dennis Tirch, PhD, director of The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy