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(p. 65) There Is No Need to Waste My Hard-Earned Money on Consultants, Attorneys, and Certified Public Accountants 

(p. 65) There Is No Need to Waste My Hard-Earned Money on Consultants, Attorneys, and Certified Public Accountants
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(p. 65) There Is No Need to Waste My Hard-Earned Money on Consultants, Attorneys, and Certified Public Accountants
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Jeffrey E. Barnett

, and Jeffrey Zimmerman

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10.1093/med-psych/9780190900762.003.0012
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date: 22 May 2019

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 important role thoughtfully selected consultants can play in preparing for, establishing, running, and managing a successful private mental health practice. How to best use consultants to prevent business problems and help maximize your investment in your private practice is clearly explained. Examples of consultants and how their expertise may save the mental health practitioner thousands and even tens of thousands of dollars, not to mention ethical and legal difficulties, are provided. Issues such as incorporation, practice structure, contracts, leases, hiring and firing, insurance, taxes, and so forth are addressed. Additionally, the role of consultations with expert clinicians when confronted with clinically challenging situations is explained. Key recommendations for the effective use of consultants are provided.

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