Private Practice

Starting a Private Practice: Yay or Nay?

August 27, 2014
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In this first week of my tenure as a full-fledged professor, I’m going to take a moment to reflect on my time in private practice. In some ways this seems fitting as until this week I have never held a full-time position as an employee.
I ran across a question I received awhile back from a […]

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Do You Have a Private Practice Partner? Or Go It Alone?

November 1, 2012
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I received a great question from one of my Twitter friends @Elisa9180. She asked:
I was wondering if you could give me your opinion on starting a private practice with a partner vs. going it alone!
That’s too big a question to answer on Twitter, so it gets its own blog post! There are certainly pros and […]

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Employees vs. Independent Contractors: Knowing the Difference

September 27, 2012
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I am super-excited to share another fabulous article by music therapy biz whiz Jamie George. Happy reading…
Congratulations! You just landed a job as a music therapist! Your dreams are coming true!  But your new employer just called you a “sub-contractor”. What does that mean? Are you an employee? What are your responsibilities to the company? […]

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My #1 Business Mistake (Don’t Do What I Did!)

June 16, 2011
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Part of learning to become a good therapist is learning how to self-evaluate. What worked during a session? What didn’t work? Why didn’t it work? What would you do differently next time?
These same skills are important for business owners. We need to evaluate our programs, services, and marketing plans. Did that brochure work and attract […]

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Top Music Therapy Maven Posts of 2010

December 31, 2010
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So I mentioned last week that I would be taking a couple weeks off for the holidays…Ha! Just kidding!
Earlier this year, I added a feature to my WordPress blog that allows me to track statistics for all my blog articles. I know which articles you’ve read the most, what you’ve commented on the most, what’s […]

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The Therapy Business Blueprint is Finally Here!!!

November 17, 2010
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I am so excited to share this brand-spankin’-new resource with you! Are you starting a private practice? Then this ebook is for YOU!
You can check it out now by visiting www.StartMyTherapyPractice.com…or you can keep reading to learn more.
The idea for this book came to me last fall when I noticed that I was getting […]

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Do You Make This Common (and Easy-To-Fix) Mistake?

October 27, 2010
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I readily admit that I was never very good about it. It’s one of those things that I “knew” I should do…but never got around to. I know it’s good for marketing and I know it’s good for professional growth…I just never made it a big priority like I should of.
What is “it”? Recording myself […]

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3 Tips for Boosting Your Grant Writing Process

October 20, 2010
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A couple months ago, a friend of mine was applying for his first grant and asked me for some tips.
I have applied, either by myself or with a team, for about a dozen different grants, some successfully, some not. I’ve applied for a clinical research grant, I’ve applied for seed money to start a pilot […]

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Essential Tools and Tips for a Successful Marketing Strategy

September 15, 2010
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It takes 7 contacts before you reach someone.
No matter what action you want that “someone” to take (Buy this! Donate here! Read now!), it takes an average of 7 exposures for that person to take the action. Exposures can include many things: a phone call, an email newsletter, a Twitter update, a brochure.
The idea of […]

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