Private Practice

Private Practice


Friday, March 28
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Program ID #102, Room 313C
How To Recruit, Hire, and Retain an Excellent Clinical Team

60-Minute Session
Anthony J. Centore 
Counseling practices thrive or fail based on their clinical teams. Some practices falter because they hire poorly. Others hire well, but team members soon leave to work for the competition or to start a practice of their own. This session will provide instruction for attracting talent, interviewing and hiring individuals, and retaining team members.


Friday, March 28
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

NECA Day of Learning: Wellness in the Workplace
Career Development/Employment Counseling Academy
Clinical Mental Health/Private Practice Academy
Program ID #136, Room 323A
The Business of Career Development: Branding Our Image, Building Our Network, Broadening Our Career Services

90-Minute Session
Sue E. Pressman, Carolyn Kalil, Karol Taylor 
Three successful career development business owners will present how they have transformed the skills and resources that counselors use everyday to establish and grow their businesses. Learn about the "inner hero" within you through Kalil’s personality assessment, Pressman’s "client-focused" job search toolkit, and Taylor’s "up-to-date" federal job search guidebooks, and how to get to the next level with your private practice or business. Each of them will discuss how they made decisions on their business structure, branding, products, and slightly different niche market. Join us for a dynamic presentation to learn how business is being generated, who business is being generated with, and from where sources of business revenue are being generated.


Friday, March 28
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Program ID #152, Room 314
BlogShop for Counselors

90-Minute Session
Tamara G. Suttle 
The most versatile tool of social media is the blog. Blogging can be used for social advocacy, for general education, and for building your credibility! 
If you are blogging or thinking about blogging to promote your favorite cause, to grow your agency or practice's reputation, to support your clients' or students' learning, or to provide additional information to your community–this workshop is for you! 
You are invited to join us in learning how blogging can support you on your journey, how to get started on the right path, how to measure your blogging success, and how to connect with other counselors who are blogging, too.


Friday, March 28
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Waiting List Only Status Series
Clinical Mental Health/Private Practice Academy
Program ID #173, Room 314
Role Induction and Growth-Focused Value

60-Minute Session
Anthony J. Centore 
There is no magic to a Waiting List Only practice. It takes careful thought and execution. I spend extensive time orienting my clients to counseling, informing them about the rationale of my approach, the counseling process (including emotional experiences they are likely to encounter), and their part in counseling (what to expect, and what is expected of them). I make sure I have enthusiastic buy-in before beginning, and then throughout the counseling process. I then focus on clients’ long-term happiness, sense of meaning, and personal / life success. Clients receive unique and specific value from their ongoing sessions.


Friday, March 28
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

IAMFC Session
Counselor Education & Supervision Academy
Program ID #177, Room 318A-B
Evolution of the Clinical Doctorate: Advancing Professional Counseling Through Specialization

60-Minute Session
John Stephen Southern, Kenisha Gordon, Fred Hall 
This session will be delivered by answering questions derived from three case studies. Each case will present the needs of a graduate of a master’s degree program or a licensed professional counselor who is considering advanced training in professional counseling. Themes identified in the case studies will be explored within the context of the evolution of a clinical doctorate in professional counseling. There will be an emphasis upon developing a professional niche through specialization and attainment of master counselor competencies.


Saturday, March 29
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Waiting List Only Status Series
Clinical Mental Health/Private Practice Academy
Program ID #209, Room 318A-B
Do You Have Any Cancellations Today?: Exploring the Realities of a Successful Counseling Practice

60-Minute Session
Harrison Davis 
It is wonderful to have a Waiting List Only practice. The benefits of a busy counseling practice can be appealing. However, there are clinicians who are not prepared for some of the challenges that are associated with high client demand for services. This presentation will provide insight on how to manage a growing and successful counseling practice.


Saturday, March 29
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Waiting List Only Status Series
Clinical Mental Health/Private Practice Academy
Program ID #276, Room 318A-B
Working Hard or Hardly Working?

60-Minute Session
Ryan Thomas Neace 
How did my Waiting List status begin? From the time my clients first call I work hard to *not* work hard - or at least, not work harder than them. This means my approach to selling my services, my efforts to discover 101 details about their lives in-Sessionand the development of treatment goals are all deliberately limited in some way. These limitations actually drive sessions rather than impede them.


Sunday, March 30
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Waiting List Only Status Series
Clinical Mental Health/Private Practice Academy
Program ID #303, Room 316A
No Wizard Behind This Curtain

60-Minute Session
Natosha K. Monroe 
Having a Waiting List Only practice is a two-sided coin. It may be tempting for some to see themselves as The All Great and Powerful Oz of Psychology. The one who appears to have it all together. One who can spout off brilliant observations, hand out snazzy worksheets, unveil “Ah ha!” moments, and dole out that miracle pill. But perhaps the real gift is a horse of another color: true empowerment. I don’t hoard my knowledge and insight, but carefully and deliberately pass along touchstones to change.


Sunday, March 30
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Clinical Mental Health/Private Practice Academy
Program ID #325, Room 313C
DSM-5: All You Need to Know

90-Minute Session
Paul R. Peluso 
The former chair of the ACA DSM-5 Task Force will provide information related to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) that is useful to practitioners, students, and educators. This session will provide information on how to report specific disorders based on clinical presentation, as well as how to use specifiers to tailor and focus diagnoses and treatment. Case studies will be used to illustrate some of the different diagnoses and reporting requirements.


Sunday, March 30
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Clinical Mental Health/Private Practice Academy
Program ID #346, Room 313C
A Hustler's Approach to Building a Successful Private Practice: Things I Wish My Graduate School Would Have Taught Me

60-Minute Session
Rachelle D. Smith 
If you are a therapist who wants to learn how to begin a private practice, or if you are currently in private practice and you would like to receive tactics for gaining a steady clientele that includes an active wait list, then you want to attend this session. Receive traditional and social media marketing strategies, best administrative business strategies, assistance in developing or revising a business plan, and suggestions for professional development.


Sunday, March 30
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Clinical Mental Health/Private Practice Academy
Wellness Academy
Program ID #350, Room 313B
Why Aren’t Counsellors the Heavy Hitters in the Weight Management Industry?

60-Minute Session
Philip Richard Armstrong 
Two Thirds of adults in the U.S. are either obese or overweight. The weight management industry in the U.S. is worth in excess of $310 billion annually. Counselling has been demonstrated to improve weight-loss outcomes yet the top three commercial providers of weight management programs in the U.S. do not address mental health issues. Why is it that counsellors on the whole do not compete in this high-demand market place, one to which counsellors are well suited and qualified? Is it the job of peak bodies to help create market demand for counselling services in high demand areas such as weight management programs and if so, how? This session will present the Australian Counselling Associations answers to these questions.


Sunday, March 30
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Waiting List Only Status Series
Clinical Mental Health/Private Practice Academy
Program ID #351, Room 316B
Keeping it Real

60-Minute Session
Janis Manalang 
Why do I have a Waiting List Only practice? I think it is because I have the ability to not only be present in the room, but to also be real in the room. I model and demonstrate who I am so they can get to who they are. I am able to listen and provide feedback, this helps my clients develop insight into their own world view. I provide clients with a sense of warmth, comfort, and a safe environment to let go…to allow the process of therapy to develop.

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Professional / regular
$480

New Professional / student / retiree
$345

Non-member Attendee
$615

Non-member student
$505

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Preconference Learning Institutes

Advance Rates Thru 2/15/14

Professional / regular
Day: $170
Evening: $125

New Professional / student / retiree
Day: $125
Evening: $100

Non-member Attendee
Day: $230
Evening: $185

Non-member student
Day: $185
Evening: $160

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