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					2006 ACSW CONFERENCE


PRACTICAL APPROACHES
    FOR STARTING A
   PRIVATE PRACTICE

  Presented by:
           Thomas Baker, MSW, RSW
           Bill Cunes, MA, RSW
THOMAS BAKER, MSW, RSW
   Background in Clinical Social Work,
    Program Management & Teaching
   Operating Private Practice since 1998
   Personal & Relational Counselling
   Contracts with Child & Family Services,
    EAP Companies, MSB/Native Affairs and
    Private Referrals
   Mount Royal College Instructor
    BILL CUNES, MA, RSW
   Background in Clinical Social Work,
    Program Management & Teaching
   Part-time Private Practice since 1981
    & full-time since 2002
   Focused on Individual, Family and
    Couples Counselling
   Contracts with Juvenile Probation, EAP
    Companies, and Private Referrals
   Part-time University of Calgary
    Instructor
            AGENDA
   Myths of Private Practice
   Formulating a Business Plan
   Establishing a Financial Plan
   Developing a Marketing Plan
   Professional Development
   Self Care
   Panel Discussion
       STARTING A
    PRIVATE PRACTICE

Analyzing the Pros and Cons of
Starting a Private Practice

Complete the Self-Assessment
Questionnaire during the
Presentation
    MYTHS AND REALITIES OF
      PRIVATE PRACTICE
   Independence
   Lifestyle
   Work Schedule
   Income
   Security
   Personal Growth
       IDENTIFICATION OF
           SERVICES

   Professional Qualifications
   Professional Interests
   Professional Reputation
   Market Assessment
   Scope of Practice
       LEGAL STATUS OF
          BUSINESS

   Name of Organization
   Sole Proprietorship
   Limited Corporation
   Corporate Registry
   Tax Status
        OFFICE SPACE

   Location
   Size
   Accessibility & Parking
   Soundproofing
   Costs
   Sharing Space
        OFFICE SET-UP

   Office Furniture
   Office Equipment
   Office Supplies
   Telephone Service
   Promotional Items
           CLIENT FILES

   Client Information

   Client Involvement

   Client Billing
         FILING SYSTEM

   Organization

   Security

   Retention of Files

   Access to File Information
       FINANCIAL PLAN


   Start Up Costs

   Operating Costs

   Realistic Income Expectations
     OPERATING COSTS
   Office Operation
   Office Upkeep
   Personnel
   Vehicle
   Insurance
   Business Promotion
   Taxes
   Professional
       BOOKKEEPING
   Bookkeeping System
    •Accounts Payable
    •Accounts Receivable
    •Systematic Record Keeping
   Computer Software Packages
   Business Accountant
      MARKETING PLAN
   Recruiting and Maintaining Referral
    Sources
   Networking
   Contracting
   Business Promotion
   Developing a Client Base
   Know Your Strengths and
    Weaknesses
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      AND SELF CARE

   Professional Training
   Peer Consultation and Support
   Professional Supervision
   Networking
   Personal Time Out
   Personal Supports and
    Relationships
COFFEE BREAK

 Introduction
 to the
 Panel Discussion

				
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