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If I “Sell Out” to the Business of Practice, I Give Up My Core Value of Altruism

If I “Sell Out” to the Business of Practice, I Give Up My Core Value of Altruism  

Jeffrey E. Barnett and Jeffrey Zimmerman

in If You Build It They Will Come: And Other Myths of Private Practice in the Mental Health Professions

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900830
DOI: 
10.1093/med-psych/9780190900762.003.0003
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190900762
Disorder: 
Mood Disorders
Mental health clinicians in private practice are business persons who have the goal of running a successful business. It is easy to believe that those who are highly successful in the ... More
Meet Clara and Troy, Two Adults with ADHD

Meet Clara and Troy, Two Adults with ADHD  

Jan Willer

in Could it be Adult ADHD?: A Clinician's Guide to Recognition, Assessment, and Treatment

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780190256333
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780190256319.003.0001
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190256319
Disorder: 
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Adult ADHD continues to be underrecognized by mental health clinicians, even when clients with ADHD are already in treatment for other mental illnesses. Research finds that one out of every ... More
Becoming Licensed Means That I Am Now Competent

Becoming Licensed Means That I Am Now Competent  

Jeffrey E. Barnett and Jeffrey Zimmerman

in If You Build It They Will Come: And Other Myths of Private Practice in the Mental Health Professions

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900830
DOI: 
10.1093/med-psych/9780190900762.003.0002
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190900762
Disorder: 
Mood Disorders
Mental health clinicians invest in many years of hard work to develop their clinical competence through graduate coursework and through supervised clinical experiences. All this is done ... More
In Graduate School, I Learned What I Need to Know About Running a Successful Practice

In Graduate School, I Learned What I Need to Know About Running a Successful Practice  

Jeffrey E. Barnett and Jeffrey Zimmerman

in If You Build It They Will Come: And Other Myths of Private Practice in the Mental Health Professions

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900830
DOI: 
10.1093/med-psych/9780190900762.003.0001
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190900762
Disorder: 
Mood Disorders
Although most mental health professionals receive excellent education and training that helps them to become competent and highly effective clinicians, graduate school tends not to provide ... More
There Is No Need to Have a Budget or Business Plan

There Is No Need to Have a Budget or Business Plan  

Jeffrey E. Barnett and Jeffrey Zimmerman

in If You Build It They Will Come: And Other Myths of Private Practice in the Mental Health Professions

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900830
DOI: 
10.1093/med-psych/9780190900762.003.0014
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190900762
Disorder: 
Mood Disorders
The business of mental health practice may be quite complex and for those without education and training in the business of practice, it may seem quite daunting. Failure to approach the ... More
There Is No Need to Save for RetirementI Can Sell My Practice When I Am Ready to Retire

There Is No Need to Save for Retirement: I Can Sell My Practice When I Am Ready to Retire  

Jeffrey E. Barnett and Jeffrey Zimmerman

in If You Build It They Will Come: And Other Myths of Private Practice in the Mental Health Professions

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900830
DOI: 
10.1093/med-psych/9780190900762.003.0020
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190900762
Disorder: 
Mood Disorders
Perhaps it is every mental health private practitioner’s dream to one day sell his or her practice and to use the proceeds of the sale to fund his or her retirement. This chapter addresses ... More
If You Build It, They Will Come

If You Build It, They Will Come  

Jeffrey E. Barnett and Jeffrey Zimmerman

in If You Build It They Will Come: And Other Myths of Private Practice in the Mental Health Professions

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900830
DOI: 
10.1093/med-psych/9780190900762.003.0007
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190900762
Disorder: 
Mood Disorders
Opening a private mental health practice and being a clinically competent clinician are not sufficient for success in private practice. This chapter provides specific strategies and ... More
Insurance Companies Just Care About Profits and I Care About My Patients, So It Is OK to Bend the Rules to Get Paid

Insurance Companies Just Care About Profits and I Care About My Patients, So It Is OK to Bend the Rules to Get Paid  

Jeffrey E. Barnett and Jeffrey Zimmerman

in If You Build It They Will Come: And Other Myths of Private Practice in the Mental Health Professions

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900830
DOI: 
10.1093/med-psych/9780190900762.003.0006
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190900762
Disorder: 
Mood Disorders
It may be easy to think that because insurance companies are so profitable it is acceptable to engage in ethically or legally questionable practices to ensure that clients receive needed ... More
If You Build It, They Will Never Come

If You Build It, They Will Never Come  

Jeffrey E. Barnett and Jeffrey Zimmerman

in If You Build It They Will Come: And Other Myths of Private Practice in the Mental Health Professions

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900830
DOI: 
10.1093/med-psych/9780190900762.003.0008
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190900762
Disorder: 
Mood Disorders
Some individuals may fear that the days of successful private mental health practices are over. This myth could not be further from the truth. This chapter highlights important data on the ... More
Managed Care Is Evil and Should Be Avoided Like the Plague; Experienced and Competent Clinicians Don’t Participate in Managed Care

Managed Care Is Evil and Should Be Avoided Like the Plague; Experienced and Competent Clinicians Don’t Participate in Managed Care  

Jeffrey E. Barnett and Jeffrey Zimmerman

in If You Build It They Will Come: And Other Myths of Private Practice in the Mental Health Professions

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900830
DOI: 
10.1093/med-psych/9780190900762.003.0005
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190900762
Disorder: 
Mood Disorders
It is easy to believe that managed care is evil and that it should be avoided at all possible costs. Yet, as this chapter explains, not all managed care companies are equivalent. How to ... More
Being Known as a Generalist Will Position My Practice Well in the Community

Being Known as a Generalist Will Position My Practice Well in the Community  

Jeffrey E. Barnett and Jeffrey Zimmerman

in If You Build It They Will Come: And Other Myths of Private Practice in the Mental Health Professions

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900830
DOI: 
10.1093/med-psych/9780190900762.003.0004
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190900762
Disorder: 
Mood Disorders
Although mental health clinicians share a range of general clinical skills, and although each of these skills is important to providing excellent clinical care, such skills are not ... More
Educational aspects

Educational aspects  

Keith Hawton

in Sex Therapy: A Practical Guide

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 1985
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Sep 2015
eISBN: 
9780191808005
DOI: 
10.1093/med:psych/9780192614131.003.0010
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192614131
Disorder: 
Sexual Disorders
Chapter 10 explores the educational aspects of sex therapy, and outlines the suggested stages of an educational therapy session, with the aims of dispelling myths, alleviating anxieties, ... More
I’m the Boss. Who Needs Policies and Procedures?

I’m the Boss. Who Needs Policies and Procedures?  

Jeffrey E. Barnett and Jeffrey Zimmerman

in If You Build It They Will Come: And Other Myths of Private Practice in the Mental Health Professions

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900830
DOI: 
10.1093/med-psych/9780190900762.003.0016
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190900762
Disorder: 
Mood Disorders
This chapter illustrates how every mental health practice needs a number of key policies and procedures in place from the outset. Risks to the success of the practice financially as well as ... More
If You Build It They Will ComeAnd Other Myths of Private Practice in the Mental Health Professions

If You Build It They Will Come: And Other Myths of Private Practice in the Mental Health Professions  

Jeffrey E. Barnett and Jeffrey Zimmerman

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900830
DOI: 
10.1093/med-psych/9780190900762.001.0001
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780190900762
Disorder: 
Mood Disorders
The private practice of mental health is a vibrant, thriving, and financially rewarding career path. Yet, many individuals who are considering entering private practice may have heard, or ... More
There Is No Need to Waste My Hard-Earned Money on Consultants, Attorneys, and Certified Public Accountants

There Is No Need to Waste My Hard-Earned Money on Consultants, Attorneys, and Certified Public Accountants  

Jeffrey E. Barnett and Jeffrey Zimmerman

in If You Build It They Will Come: And Other Myths of Private Practice in the Mental Health Professions

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900830
DOI: 
10.1093/med-psych/9780190900762.003.0012
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190900762
Disorder: 
Mood Disorders
Although most mental health professionals are experts in their clinical area of practice, very few of them are experts in the business aspects of practice. This chapter explains the ... More
Video Conferencing and Tele-Mental Health Technologies Are Easy Ways to Build My Practice

Video Conferencing and Tele-Mental Health Technologies Are Easy Ways to Build My Practice  

Jeffrey E. Barnett and Jeffrey Zimmerman

in If You Build It They Will Come: And Other Myths of Private Practice in the Mental Health Professions

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900830
DOI: 
10.1093/med-psych/9780190900762.003.0011
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190900762
Disorder: 
Mood Disorders
The use of video conferencing and other tele-mental health technologies may seem like an easy way to build one’s private mental health practice. Many individuals around the world do not ... More
At This Stage of My Career Paying for Supervision or Consultation Is Just Ridiculous

At This Stage of My Career Paying for Supervision or Consultation Is Just Ridiculous  

Jeffrey E. Barnett and Jeffrey Zimmerman

in If You Build It They Will Come: And Other Myths of Private Practice in the Mental Health Professions

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900830
DOI: 
10.1093/med-psych/9780190900762.003.0013
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190900762
Disorder: 
Mood Disorders
It is easy to assume that being licensed to practice a mental health profession independently renders one competent to manage effectively every clinical challenge that comes one’s way. ... More
It Is Best to Have a Policy About Cancelled and Missed Appointments, and to Enforce It Consistently

It Is Best to Have a Policy About Cancelled and Missed Appointments, and to Enforce It Consistently  

Jeffrey E. Barnett and Jeffrey Zimmerman

in If You Build It They Will Come: And Other Myths of Private Practice in the Mental Health Professions

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900830
DOI: 
10.1093/med-psych/9780190900762.003.0017
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190900762
Disorder: 
Mood Disorders
No business can run effectively and be profitable if customers do not pay for services offered. Mental health clinicians in private practice can easily go out of business if they repeatedly ... More
Documentation and Record Keeping Are Burdens to Be Completed as Quickly as PossibleThe Less Said, the Better

Documentation and Record Keeping Are Burdens to Be Completed as Quickly as Possible: The Less Said, the Better  

Jeffrey E. Barnett and Jeffrey Zimmerman

in If You Build It They Will Come: And Other Myths of Private Practice in the Mental Health Professions

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900830
DOI: 
10.1093/med-psych/9780190900762.003.0021
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190900762
Disorder: 
Mood Disorders
Documentation and record keeping are not known as the most enjoyable aspects of being a mental health clinician. Yet, as this chapter explains, they play a vital and important role in ... More
It Is Best to Provide Minimal Information When a Referral Source Requests Information About a Client

It Is Best to Provide Minimal Information When a Referral Source Requests Information About a Client  

Jeffrey E. Barnett and Jeffrey Zimmerman

in If You Build It They Will Come: And Other Myths of Private Practice in the Mental Health Professions

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
Series: 
Other
Published Online: 
Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780190900830
DOI: 
10.1093/med-psych/9780190900762.003.0022
Specialty: 
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Adult Psychology
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190900762
Disorder: 
Mood Disorders
It is a common occurrence for mental health practitioners to receive requests for information about clients from their referral sources. Concerns about safeguarding each client’s ... More

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