What You Need to Do to Set Up and Manage a Private Practice

  • Fri, May 20, 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • A Zoom Presentation
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What You Need to Do to Set Up and Manage a Private Practice

Larry Goodman, LMFT

A Zoom Presentation

Friday, May 20, 2022
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

1.5 CEU

Presentation Description

This introductory workshop was created to support new and experienced therapists build and manage their private practices. Over 25 years, Larry has managed his own private practice and learned that the word “practice” means exactly that. Yet mistakes are an important part of learning. In this workshop, Larry will highlight steps that can benefit both newly licensed and experienced therapists. He will share legal clauses that can quickly save you grief and money to tips to increase your patient volume and a straightforward way to financially manage your business that will not cause you angst. He will suggest ways to make your difficult job easier by consulting with others and discuss why and how and to terminate patients. The goal of the workshop is to help you better manage your private practice so you can focus on the clinical aspects of your job. (This is a reduced workshop of four 90-minute interactive sessions beginning in June.) 

Measurable Objectives

This program is designed to help you learn to create and maintain a successful private practice as a psychotherapist. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
  1. Understand the benefits of patient agreements and histories.
  2. Learn about the value of marketing niches, online directories and telemedicine.
  3. Manage “no-shows” to reduce lost revenue for missed appointments.
  4. Determine options to rent an external office and how you can be paid quickly for sessions.
  5. Learn about a fast and comprehensive way to chart patient sessions and report on income and expenses for the practice.

Presenter Bio

Larry Goodman, LMFT, MBA, has had multiple careers and has worked at over 40 jobs beginning with a paper route and ending as a psychotherapist. In between, he developed a method to identify and prevent hundreds of millions of dollars of fraud at Visa International and discovered the cause of a fatal slow-down in the assembly and manufacture of the Space Shuttles at Rockwell International. He has always been a problem solver and helps clients in business situations. He enjoys his current profession as a non-judgmental and compassionate psychotherapist helping families, couples, teens and adolescents, women and men. 

  • 25 years as a psychotherapist
  • Private practice since 2001
  • Licensed in 2001 as an LMFT
  • 18 years working in K-6 schools in Northern and Southern California
  • Marketing Niches: Children, teens, couples, men and women
    • Parenting, ADHD, trauma, PTSD, narcissism, grief and loss
    • Defiant children and teens
    • Restoring rules and consequences in families 
    • Rebuilding a positive sense of self for women and men
    • Setting boundaries and strengthening egos
    • Reducing co-dependency with narcissistic partners                                
  • 30 years in technology (programming, system design, PC app development), manufacturing, banking, credit cards, aerospace, marketing, consulting and management
  • Executive Director of a community agency with 15 PhD and MFT professionals
  • Board member of a half-billion-dollar credit union for 10 years
  • Board member at the Santa Clara, Orange County and Desert CAMFT chapters: Primarily as Treasurer
  • MBA, UCLA, 1967Emphasis in Marketing; BA, UCLA, 1967Economics 
  • MA, JFK University, 1997Counseling Psychology

Visit larryisin.com to view his website.

Registration closes on May 19, 2022 at 8pm. A link to this Zoom presentation will be sent in a confirmation email. Reminder emails are sent to all registrants who register by May 18.


$25 Desert-CAMFT Members
$35 for Non-members
$10 for Prelicensed


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