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Event date: 6/14/2024 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM Export event
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Starting Your Private Practice


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Content from this birtual workshop will not be 
available at a later date. You will need to attend this event on the scheduled date and at the scheduled time. 

Presenter: Dr. Alyssa Clayden, LISW

LIVE WEBINAR: Friday, June 14, 2024

Check-in: 8:30 am - 9:00 am CT

Workshop: 9:00 am - 12:15 pm CT

Cost: Member Rate: $30.00/Non-member: $60.00

Workshop Description

Social work education prepares us for clinical work but doesn't give us the information we need to start and be successful in private practice. This education session is focused on the nitty gritty details including:

  • What are the early stages of starting a private practice.
  • Registering a business’
  • Options available to you in starting a private practice.
  • How to panel with and get paid by insurance (including hacks and tips to make this easier!)
  • Insurance notes and coding to meet reimbursement requirements.
  • Negotiating contracts with insurance.
  • Recruiting and maintaining a caseload over multiple seasons.
  • Logistics of in-person practice vs telehealth.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Discuss the steps necessary to set up a private practice.
  • Identify how to successfully work with insurance.
  • Describe troubleshooting best practice in various private practice scenarios.

Presenter: Dr. Alyssa Clayden is the founder and executive director of ABCD Therapy & Consulting, LLC, an agency that was started to specifically support the mental health needs of people with lived refugee, asylum seeker and immigrant experiences. The agency now employs more than half a dozen clinicians and community educators who address the mental health needs of multiple communities including LGBTQIA+ folks, people with complex trauma needs, survivors of torture and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Alyssa carries out research that focuses on how social work and social workers can enact anti-racist and culturally-empowering mental health care to folks in all communities.

NOTE ON ACCOMMODATIONS: If you require accommodations to permit your attendance or participation, please email a written request to along with a completed registration form and event payment at least 30 days before the event begins. It may not be possible to timely process requests received after this deadline.



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