This book is a straightforward, practical explanation of how to develop an ethical, successful private practice in the mental health field. Dr.Jackson has had over 25 years in private practice and has successfully expanded her clinic from two people to 15 psychologists, two administration staff and several supervisees.She shares both what works and what does not work in promoting private practices, and ways to think about and cope with the challenges and opportunities independent practice presents.
"I wish I had read Jackson's Joys of Private Practice document when I was in graduate school! It provides an inspiring and balanced perspective about practicing clinical psychology in a private practice setting. As someone who is new to this business, I have also found the document to be an extremely useful navigation tool. It addresses important business and clinical issues, such as accounting, ethical promotion, and handling fees with clients. There are also examples of written materials that gave me great ideas on how to create my own documents (e.g., biographies, information sheets). For these reasons, I highly recommend Joys of Private Practice!! -- Deanna Drahovzal, Ph.D., C.Psych. (Supervised Practice)
ďDeveloped based on the authorís 25+ years of experience, this inspiring guide to private practice is an authoritative resource that is in keeping with the professional climate and ethical standards of the province of Ontario . The book is easy to read and is packed with practical information and tips, sample forms and communications, along with guidelines for ethical business practices and promotional ideas. This is an excellent resource for both early career psychologists or for more established psychologists looking to refine their business practices. I recommend it highly." -- Paul Basevitz, Ph.D., C.Psych.
About the Author:
Dr. Iris Jackson, C. Psych., earned her Honours B.A. in psychology from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Waterloo in Ontario. She has been registered as a psychologist in Ontario since 1981, and with the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology since 1986. She earned her Proficiency Certificate in the Treatment of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Disorders from the American Psychological Association's College of Professional Psychology. She is an affiliate member of the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators. Her professional experience includes ten years working in the Ontario Hospital system, both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric units.
Dr Jackson has been in private practice in Ottawa, Ontario since 1981. In 1983, she founded Gilmour Psychological Services, with assistant (now Dr.) Karen Davies. Over time she has expanded her practice from herself and an assistant to fifteen psychologists, two administrative staff and (currently) one Supervised Practice year psychologist. Read more at ottawa-psychologists.com