This roundtable examines the next steps after starting a private practice. Challenges facing private practitioners will be explored (i.e., distance counseling and professional use of social media). Specific sections in the ACA Code of Ethics will be reviewed regarding how to best address these challenges. In addition, resources for information and support will be included. Examples from a viable and successful private practice will be included. This roundtable will consist of group discussion and handouts.
Attendees will gain information about current challenging areas in the private practice setting, i.e. distance counseling, use of social media, professional support.
Attendees will become familiar with sections within the ACA Code of Ethics (2014) and how they relate to challenges faced in the private practice setting.
Attendees will gain a list of resources for use while learning the logistics of managing a private practice including: credentialing, billing, paperwork, and practice maintenance.