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Foundations of Private Practice - Launch of the APS Online Program

Format Seminar/Presentation
Presenters David Stokes FAPS, Senior Manager Professional Practice
Description This presentation, to be preceded by complimentary canapes, is the launch of the APS online training program in the basic principles of conducting a private practice. While it focuses on the basic essentials that a practitioner needs to engage with to establish or run a private practice, it also has the capacity to enable already practising psychologists to review and enhance their present practice.

There are eight modules in the online elearning program and each module takes around two hours to complete. It is very practically based involving a workbook, online and library resources and has many participant exercises as well as an assessment component. It is based on adult education principles and while providing considerable useful content, also emphasises the acquisition of additional knowledge and skills and has considerable practical application.

The eight modules are as follows:
 Before Starting Out: including critical personal and professional considerations
 Initial Business Plans: including business planning, swot analysis, tax and licences
 Immediate Practical Actions: including location, administration and accounting, insurances, registering for various aspects
 Consolidating Actions: including client management, appointment management and practice administration
 Marketing and Communication: including strategic planning, research, promotional activities and materials
 Day-To-Day Considerations: including self-care, managing danger, ethical dilemmas, practice contingency plans
 Expanding Your Practice: including recruitment of staff and alternative revenue OH&S
 Selling Your Practice: including evaluation, communication, records management

The online training complements the APS publication "Setting up Private Practice http://www.psychology.org.au/Assets/Files/Setting-up-private-practice.pdf and the APS Professional Practice Management Standards Self-Assessment Instrument http://www.psychology.org.au/practitioner/essential/PPMS/
About the presenter(s) David Stokes FAPS is the Senior Manager Professional Practice at the APS National Office in Melbourne and has extensive experience and understanding of the competencies, needs and responsibilities of the private practitioner. He is also a Clinical Neuropsychologist with his own practice.
Location NSW Metro, Australia
Venue VIBE Rushcutters Bay
100 Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 10 Dec 2012
Time Refreshments 6:00pm to 7:00pm Presentation 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Cost Registration by email essential - No cost to APS Sydney Branch Members
Organiser Sydney Branch
Contact Name Agnes Levine APS Sydney Branch Secretary
Telephone 0421 839 381
Email sydneyaps@ozemail.com.au
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