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Selling the Couch with Melvin Varghese, Ph.D.

Selling the Couch is the podcast for aspiring and current mental health private practitioners. Psychologist Melvin Varghese interviews successful therapists about the business side of private practice (e.g., how they get referrals, their best advice for other practitioners, their daily habits, etc.) as well as the world's top business, marketing, and social media experts to help you become a better business owner. What you get are bite sized, practical and no nonsense tips and advice to guide your private practice and entrepreneurial journey.
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Now displaying: October, 2018
Oct 25, 2018

If you heard Episode 175, then you know that we are continuing the discussion about peer supervision groups. We discussed how to structure the group, who should be included, and what you should cover when you meet. Today’s discussion goes a step further, and we discuss the pros and cons for charging for the group, how often your group should meet, and the logistics of where the group should meet.

Jill Kaufman, MSW, LCSW, has a private practice in Princeton, NJ. She has experienced the challenges of starting a peer supervision group and has great words of wisdom to share about what she has figured out. Join us for the second part of this series to learn more!

You can read the full show notes at: Session176

Oct 18, 2018

Have you thought about starting a peer supervision group? It’s a great way to get feedback from colleagues, combat the isolation of a private practice, and even gain cross-referrals. Where do you start? How do you structure the group? What do you cover in the group? Who needs to be in the group? You can see that this topic gives way to many questions about making it work. Today’s show dives into the nuts and bolts of a peer supervision group. Now’s your chance to learn more!

Jill Kaufman, MSW, LCSW, has a private practice in Princeton, NJ. She’s here to talk about how to start and build the format for a peer supervision group. We’ll discuss how to know what topics to cover, how many members you should have, common formats and structures, and the pros and cons of a topic-based group. Today’s episode is the first in a two-part series with Jill on this topic, so don’t miss Episodes 175 and 176!

You can read the full show notes at: Session175

Oct 11, 2018

As business owners, we want freedom and flexibility, but as we evolve, we encounter the difficulties of life. Sometimes we find ourselves out of balance with what’s really important and we are obligated and overextended in ways we didn’t envision. Today’s show is all about respecting the life seasons in which we find ourselves and giving ourselves permission to say YES or NO to the demands on our time.

Naphtali Roberts, LMFT, is based in Montrose, CA. She is a busy private practice therapist, wife, and mother. She shares how her life and her business have looked when she has respected--and NOT respected--the seasons of life. Additionally, she helps us take an honest look at pace, structure, and scheduling to help us realize that those tools do not equal lazy and unintentional.

You can read the full show notes at: Session174

Oct 4, 2018

How do the worlds of immigration and LCSW intersect? It may not be a connection that you think of, but the need is there for immigration evaluations to be done, and this is where my guest today has stepped in and found her niche.

Cecilia Racine, LCSW, has a private practice in Fairfax, Virginia. Even though she didn’t start out in the immigration field, she came upon this niche through specific circumstances. Today she shares how she got started with her first client and what the immigration evaluation process looks like. She also explains how she sets fees and the systems and processes that she uses most. We will learn how she markets her practice and how you can get started if you’re interested in making immigration evaluations a part of your therapy practice.

You can read the full show notes at : Session173

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