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Private Practice Working Party One Day Conference

Event number: 19177
6 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Kaye Frankcom, Simon Kennedy, Gerda Muller

Keeping Yourself Safe in Private Practice

Private practice in psychology is both a rewarding and challenging process. We are often faced with many risks that need to be managed, including business risks, client related risks and professional risks.  This one-day conference identifies and explores some of the big risks we are exposed to private practice and provides information to manage these risks.

Learning Outcomes

  • Keeping yourself safe when it comes to AHPRA  by Kaye Frankcom
  • Legal Risks in Private Practice i.e court reports, being called as a witness etc by Dr Simon Kennedy
  • Business Models- Risk associated with three business models i.e. solo, contractors & employees by Gerda Muller
  • How psychologist can stay safe using technology including social media (Facebook, Twitter and other geo-location apps) in your private practice?  – By Les Posen
  • Q & A Panel Discussion on the above 

About the presenter(s)

Kaye Frankcom
was the President of the Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria and was appointed to the Inaugural Psychology Board of Australia. She is Clinical and Counselling Psychologist, and has been in practice for 25 years. After retiring from the PsyBA , she continued to consult to Comcare, and to Worksafe Victoria and the Transport Accident Commission, for whom she acts as an Approved Independent Examiner.

Simon Kennedy
is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and Director of Behaviour Work Group, who specialise in psycho-legal assessment, reporting and testimony. He is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and has been a registered Psychologist for over 30 years

Gerda Muller
is a Clinical Psychologist and Director of The Psych Professionals, Her memberships include the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy, the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science and a Member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.

Les Posen
is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and has been a Clinical Psychologist for over 30 years. He is well known for his workshops and supervision on integrating new technologies into psychology practice. His private practice specialises in treating Anxiety Disorders, using multimedia and biofeedback. He has delivered workshops and papers on technologies and telehealth to the American Psychological Association of which he is an International Member.


Please note this event is not suitable for students, contact the organiser for further details

Online registration


William Angliss Conference Centre
555 La Trobe St
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 17/2/2018
End date: 17/2/2018
Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm


APS member: $110
Non APS member: $220


APS - Melbourne Branch
Contact Sally-Anne McCormack
(03) 881 22 373