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Through The Looking Glass: The road ahead for private practice. Presented by the PPWP of the Melbourne Branch

Event number: 17345
6 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Various

Private practice in psychology is facing unprecedented change. It has grown over past years from a cottage industry to professional business with increased government involvement. This has led to increasing and evolving demands for private practitioners. This one-day conference identifies and explores the challenges ahead.

After an opening address the following topics will be discussed:

  • Accreditation – Private Practice Management Standards-  What we can learn from other professions – Podiatry & Physiotherapy
  • Practice Governance
  • Will Solo Practice Survive?
  • My Health Records
  • Outcome Measures & Sustaining Quality of Service
  • What Organisational Psychologists Can Teach Private Practitioners About Building Their Practice
  • Alternative Streams of Income
  • Using Social Media to Expand Practice

Learning outcomes:

Upon attendance at this conference, participants will:

  • Have an understanding of challenges ahead for private practitioners
  • Be aware of the complexities associated with accreditation of psychology practices
  • Be aware of difficulties experienced by other professions in establishing accreditation
  • Understand what is involved in practice governance
  • Know about a range of commonly used outcome measures
  • Appreciate what would be necessary for a solo private practice to survive
  • Understand what is involved in psychologists involvement with My Health Records
  • Be aware of a range of alternative streams of income and the advantages
  • Be aware of the practical aspect of using social media to expand their practice

About the presenter(s)

Dr Louise Roufeil FAPS MCHP, Executive Manager of Professional Practice at the APS
Kaye Frankcom MAPS MCCLP MCCOUNP, Director Kaye Frankcom & Associates
Cindy Laird, Podiatrist
Chris Mackey FAPS MCCLP MCCOUNP, Director Chris Mackey & Associates
Les Posen FAPS MCCLP, Clinical Psychologist
Diya Dey MAPS MCOP, Organisational Psychologist
Ian Watts - Australian Physiotherapy Association
Heather McDonald - Australian Digital Health Agency


Please note lunch will be provided

Online registration


William Angliss Conference Centre
William Angliss Institute
555 LaTrobe Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 4/3/2017
End date: 4/3/2017
Time: 9 am - 4:30pm


APS Member: $110.00
APS Student: $66.00
Non Member: $220.00

PPWP Members please contact Event Organiser


APS - Melbourne Branch
Contact Sally-Anne McComrack
038812 2373