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Author McMahon, Gladeana, 1954-

Title The essential skills for setting up a counselling and psychotherapy practice / Gladeana McMahon, Stephen Palmer and Christine Wilding.

Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  616.89 M167E    Check Shelf
Description x, 149 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-140) and index.
Contents Who is the book for? -- Emphasis on skills and practice -- Conflicts involved in private practice -- The need for preparation to avoid disappointment and bankruptcy -- The business skills -- What makes some businesses successful and others fail? -- Why practices fail -- The personal characteristics of a successful business person -- Starting your business -- Who can help? -- A Business Plan -- The type of practice -- The alternatives -- Finance -- Systems and administrative principles -- Systems and administration -- some detail -- Marketing -- Market research -- Advertising and publicity -- Image -- How to get clients -- Fees -- Security and confidentiality -- Premises -- Working from home -- Renting premises -- Basic equipment needs -- Insurance -- Retirement planning -- Pension provision for self-employed people -- The professional skills -- Legal requirements -- Confidentiality and the law -- Fees -- Contracts -- Right to practise -- professional expectations -- Using the Small Claims Court -- Producing reports and attending court -- Additional record-keeping (e.g. storage, letters, ethical systems) -- Competency -- Minimum training requirements -- The role of personal therapy -- Evaluation and auditing of the practice -- The role of experience -- The European dimension -- Professional bodies -- Why join a professional body? -- Accreditation -- Professional administration -- Note-taking -- Supporting documentation (e.g. Client Information Sheet) -- Written communications (e.g. how to write a referral letter).
Subject Counseling.
Counseling. (OCoLC)fst00881212
Psychotherapy. (OCoLC)fst01081755
Counseling [MESH]
Psychotherapy [MESH]
Added Author Palmer, Stephen, 1955-
Wilding, Christine (Christine M.)
ISBN 0415197759
0415197767 (pbk.)
9780415197762 (pbk.)
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