Successful Private Practice in Neuropsychology
A Scientist-Practitioner ModelBy
- Mary Pepping, Northwest Psychology Associates, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
At last, a hands-on guide for neuropsychologists who want to explore, establish or expand their own private practice. Do you dream about the freedom of your own office and schedule, but worry about the financial viability of self-employment? Are you weary of the dictates of managed care, but find it hard to see other alternatives? Would you like to vary your practice, but aren't quite sure what else you would like to do, or how to get started? Are you concerned about the potential isolation in a private practice, or how to maintain your teaching and research involvement while still paying the rent? For these and many other important questions, this up-to-date volume can be your step-by-step guide for creating an enjoyable, flexible and equitably paid mix of evaluation, teaching, research, and/or treatment activities.Learn how to find and deliver the following:· High quality, low cost office space· Effective billing and collection practices· Group therapy and community workshops· Teaching as a marketing tool· Research - it's not just for academics
Paperback, 250 Pages
Published: November 2003
Imprint: Academic Press
"...this book is helpful to all who want to explore or establish a private practice... I recommend this book as a comprehensive starting point for neuropsychologists who wish to examine the wide range of issues involved in establishing and maintaining an independent clinical practice." -JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY "It should be thought provoking and instructive to anyone who reads it from the person embarking on the thought of practice to those who are seasonded practitioners looking for new ideas... it is an ideal first guide. The reader needs to absorb it, much as the child forms an identity, carefully reviewing, adapting, accepting, exploring, and eliminating those things that dno't seem to work. If a reader does this, they will eventually find their own unique practice identity." -ARCHIVES OF CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
- Foreword.Preface.The Challenge of Private Practice in Neuropsychology.Other Potential Indignities.The Good News.Getting Started: Practical, Preliminary Questions.A Practical Guide for Opening Your Business.Marketing and Other Matters.Creative Approaches to Financial Issues.Medical-Legal Work.Consultation and Supervision Practice.Psychometric Concerns.Nuts and Bolts of Your Evaluation Practice.Therapy Practices for Neuropsychologists.How to Design and Impliment a Cognitive Group.Research as a Daily Reality.Summary.