Starting, Maintaining, and Expanding a Successful Private Practice
Enjoy this new, 2 day format on
opening and expanding your own Private Practice!
with the newly added benefit of a 25 minute follow up
private consultation with the presenter.
Friday, February 28, 2020 9 A.M. - 3 P.M.
Saturday, February 29, 2020 9 A.M. - 3 P.M.
This two day private practice workshop is designed for the clinician who is planning to start a practice within the next year or those who have started a small practice and wish to expand. Given the two day format, participants will be able to explore more in depth the essential components of startup, business entities, money management, billing, office procedures, social media, public speaking, advertising and marketing that each participant needs to develop a plan to start or expand a practice with actionable steps with proven techniques. Get all your questions answered. Do it right the first time. Most small businesses fail in the first year. Don’t let that be you.
This workshop is the only 2 day workshop available in the Midwest that will function as a group consultation. Most practice consultants charge $175.00 or more per hour. For far less than the cost of two hours of consulting you get ten hours of consulting tailored to you and your practice! Seating will be limited.
Included in the registration fee is a post-workshop private consultation with the presenter and practice consultant Norm Dasenbrook. Workshop attendees will be able to schedule a private 25 minute practice consultation to answer questions and implement practice building strategies learned in the workshop.
The consultation will occur by phone. Participants can email questions or areas of discussion prior to their scheduled consultation time. Participants may schedule a time when attending the workshop or later by phone up to one year post workshop date.
Workshop Agenda:Norman C. Dasenbrook, MS, LCPC
· Making the shift to a business paradigm
· Addressing business anxiety – going towards the roar
· Opening closed doors
II. Start Up and Practice Expansion
· Eight step method to increasing referrals
· Council for Affordable Health Care - ins and outs
· HIPAA basics
· Multiple Income Streams- other sources of revenue
· Business Consulting-apply counseling skills to businesses
· Business Entities
· Finances and Merchant Accounts
· Breaking Though to the Next Level
· Other Considerations
III. Office Procedures
· Accessing clients to your practice
· Informed Consent
· Insurance and verification
· HIPAA compliance
· Transfer Plan
· Fees – setting and collecting
· Client and insurance billing options
· How to Work Effectively with Third Party Payers
· Back Door Method for Getting on Closed Panels
IV. Marketing and Advertising
· Print Material – what it communicates
· Marketing Plan – a two prong approach
· Prospecting Referral Sources
· Social Media
· Public Speaking
· Cross pollination of referral sources
is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has over 30 years experience in the fields of mental health, consulting, organizational development, business and alternative dispute resolution processes.
He served as a consultant to the American Counseling Association on Private Practice Issues and along with Robert Walsh launched ACA’s Private Practice Initiative. Norm is Past President of the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association, served on the Governing Council for the Illinois Counseling Association. He is a member of American Counseling Association, American Mental Health Counselors Association, Illinois Counseling Association and Illinois Mental Health Counseling Association.
Norm has been presenting his workshop, “Starting, Maintaining and Expanding a Successful Private Practice: Surviving or Thriving?” nationally for over 16 years. He has authored the leading book on private practice, “The Complete Guide to Private Practice for Licensed Mental Health Professionals”. Norm has been providing practice consultation and coaching for over 15 years (www.counseling-privatepractice.com).
Norm has extensive experience consulting for businesses, industry, and healthcare. Lecturer, trainer and consultant, Norm is a clinician who maintains a private practice in individual, marriage and family counseling in Rockford, Illinois.
Dasenbrook Consulting is a consulting practice dedicated to the success of licensed mental health professionals in private practice. Over three decades of private practice
experience, strategic relationships with print and web designers, billing and software vendors, attorneys and political action committees that keep us up to date on the latest trends, niches and legislation that impact private practice, makes Dasenbrook Consulting uniquely qualified to help your practice thrive.
The Complete Guide to Private Practice for Licensed Counselors
Workshop Participants will receive a $20.00 discount at the conference for purchase of the guide. It can also be purchased at www.Counseling-PrivatePractice.com.
Use Discount Code CGPP10 to save $10.00.
1120 E. Diehl Rd.
Naperville, IL 60563
Registrations, cancelled before seven days prior to the workshop, can be refunded minus a $40 cancellation fee. Fees may be transferred to other IMHCA trainings. No refunds can be made seven days prior to the workshop. Workshops may be cancelled or rescheduled due to circumstances beyond our control. IMHCA is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, or cancellation of an event. IMHCA shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event that a workshop is cancelled, rescheduled or
postponed due to a fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrences or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency. IMHCA will make every effort to offer a substitution event in the case IMHCA cancels because of a fortuitous event or Act of God.
Proof of IMHCA Membership: To receive the member discount you need to be a current member of ICA and the IMHCA division. If you are unsure, please call and we can verify your membership status.