This session examines the highs and lows of starting a private practice. Specific tips and strategies for avoiding pitfalls and challenges will be provided. In addition, resources for information and support will be included. Examples from a viable and successful private practice will be included. This session will consist of group discussion, handouts, multi-media clips, and question/-and-answer session time at the end. The intent of this session is to lessen the slope of the learning curve enabling owners to focus more attention on providing quality services to clients. Late admission will not be permitted, due to live recording.