Below is the recording for the VLH presented May 13, 2016
The title of the presentation was: The Business of Practice
The presenter was Erica Marchand, Ph.D.
If you’re an early-career psychologist who’s going into private practice or thinking about it, it’s likely that you have great clinical training but next to no business experience. This was my situation too! The reality is, a private practice is a small business and you need to know how to run it. I’ll talk with you about business skills you must have in order to have a successful private practice, and where to get business training if you need it. Overall I want to de-mystify the process of running a successful private practice. It’s not about luck! You can learn the skills you need to be successful and satisfied.
Erica Marchand, Ph.D. is a psychologist in private practice in Los Angeles, specializing in relationship issues and sexual concerns. I didn’t plan to go into private practice and so didn’t pay attention to the one lesson devoted to “business of practice” in grad school. However, private practice has been hugely rewarding, especially after I learned how to do it, and I value sharing lessons learned with others.