- 1 In Graduate School, I Learned What I Need to Know About Running a Successful Practice
- 2 Becoming Licensed Means That I Am Now Competent
- 3 If I “Sell Out” to the Business of Practice, I Give Up My Core Value of Altruism
- 4 Being Known as a Generalist Will Position My Practice Well in the Community
- 5 Managed Care Is Evil and Should Be Avoided Like the Plague; Experienced and Competent Clinicians Don’t Participate in Managed Care
- 6 Insurance Companies Just Care About Profits and I Care About My Patients, So It Is OK to Bend the Rules to Get Paid
- 7 If You Build It, They Will Come
- 8 If You Build It, They Will Never Come
- 9 A Fee-for-Service Practice Cannot Survive
- 10 Keeping Clients in Treatment as Long as Possible Is an Effective Practice-Building Strategy
- 11 Video Conferencing and Tele-Mental Health Technologies Are Easy Ways to Build My Practice
- 12 There Is No Need to Waste My Hard-Earned Money on Consultants, Attorneys, and Certified Public Accountants
- 13 At This Stage of My Career Paying for Supervision or Consultation Is Just Ridiculous
- 14 There Is No Need to Have a Budget or Business Plan
- 15 If I Treat My Staff Well, They Will Take Care of Me and Look Out for My Best Interests
- 16 I’m the Boss. Who Needs Policies and Procedures?
- 17 It Is Best to Have a Policy About Cancelled and Missed Appointments, and to Enforce It Consistently
- 18 Continuing Education Requirements Are Unnecessary and Are Not Relevant to My Professional Competence
- 19 All You Need to Do to Close Your Practice Is to Stop Seeing Clients and Lock the Door
- 20 There Is No Need to Save for Retirement
- 21 Documentation and Record Keeping Are Burdens to Be Completed as Quickly as Possible
- 22 It Is Best to Provide Minimal Information When a Referral Source Requests Information About a Client
- 23 If I Receive a Subpoena I Should Turn Over the Client’s Records Immediately, or Be Prepared for Serious Legal Consequences
- 24 Client Records Should Be Destroyed Once the Client Leaves Treatment or Dies
- 25 Private Practice Is a Solitary Pursuit
- 26 As a Professional, I Don’t Need to Worry About Self-Care
- 27 When I Need Clinical or Risk Management Advice I Should Ask for It on a Listserv
- 28 Being a Good Caring Person Is All I Need in Order to Practice Ethically and Reduce My Risk of a Malpractice Claim
- 29 You Are Ethically Obligated to Take Insurance, Offer a Sliding Scale Fee, or See Some People Free of Charge
(p. 86) I’m the Boss. Who Needs Policies and Procedures?
- (p. 86) I’m the Boss. Who Needs Policies and Procedures?
Jeffrey E. Barnett
, and Jeffrey Zimmerman
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