How to Build a Private Practice

Private Practice Articles

 Hiring an Intern in a Private Practice (4/14/2017) 
   This article outlines the qualifications, legal, and employment issues relevant to hiring an MFT Registered Intern as an employee in a private practice setting.
 Starting a Private Practice Part Two (4/13/2017) 
   This article discusses the topic of starting a private practice. It is intended as a squeal to Part One of "Starting A Private Practice." Issues covered in Part Two included Initial inquiries and requests for service, intake procedures, record-keepi
 Ten Advertising Mistakes Made by Therapists (4/15/2013) 
   Ten Advertising Mistakes Made by Therapists by Ann Tran-Lien, JD, Staff Attorney. Updated April 2013
 Informed Consent Therapist Disclosure (8/31/2012) 
   This article addresses the most commonly asked questions with regard to informed consent and therapist disclosure.
 The Typical California MFT 2010 (8/1/2010) 
   CAMFT has completed the compilation of data on the recent practice and demographic survey of the Clinical membership. Take a look at what the comprehensive data revealed as the "Typical California MFT."
 Patient Questionnaire Intake (7/1/2010) 
   Patient Questionnaire Intake
 Building a Private Practice Part IV (3/1/2004) 
   Some professionals consider advertising their services to be unprofessional. Meanwhile, they are faced with the threat of losing patients/clients to other professionals who do advertise. How should you react when you feel the need to retain your prof
 Building a Priate Practice Part III (1/1/2004) 
   Building A Private Practice - Part III. The September-October issue of The Therapist carried Part I of this series, and the November/December issued carried Part II. This article is the third in the series on Building a Private Practice. This articl
 Building a Private Practice Part II (11/1/2003) 
   The articles addressed many considerations leading to the decision to form a private practice.
 Building a Private Practice Part I (9/1/2003) 
   This article will be the first of a series of articles that will address issues to consider when opening a private practice.
 Selecting and Forming the Right Private Practice Entity (3/1/2002) 
   One of the most important decisions a therapist can make, when forming a private practice, is choosing the right type of business entity to form. Most therapists wish to avoid personal liability for the obligations of their business and may also wish
 Collecting From Non-Paying Clients (1/1/2002) 
   Collecting from non-paying clients. Collecting from nonpaying patients or prior patients can be a time-consuming and sometimes troublesome process.
 Checklist for Therapists Who Become First Time Employers (1/1/2002) 
   Use this checklist to review useful information and resources before hiring your first employee.
 Interns Trainees Employees Not Independent Contractors (1/1/2002) 
   Interns Trainees Employees, Not Independent Contractors. Interns Trainees Employees, not Independent Contractors. A question often asked by licensees, interns and trainees is, "Can an intern or trainee work and gain hours of experience as an independ
 Third Party Reimbursement (3/1/2001) 
   Third Party Reimbursement. Understanding your rights and responsibilities with regard to third party reimbursement and the nuances of when you are and are not reimbursed can be daunting for the therapist who has never navigated these waters. This art
 What is Insurance Fraud (3/1/2001) 
   What is Insurance Fraud
 The Dos and Donts of Interviewing Interns and Trainees (5/1/1992) 
   Questions often arise among supervisors/employers about how best to conduct interviews toscreen MFCC interns and trainees. Conversely, interns and trainees often ask, was this an appropriate question for me to be asked when seeking a position as an M