18 Jul 2017

Membership Pavilion Activities for the 2017 APA Convention

Membership Pavilion Activities for the 2017 APA Convention

This year marks the 125th anniversary of APA’s founding, and today, more than ever, APA is committed to providing our members with the tools that they need to develop and sustain successful careers. At the same time, APA staff, alongside our volunteer member leaders, continue the critical work of advocating for the field, engaging the public with psychology and supporting educators and students. During your time in at the 2017 APA Annual Convention in Washington, DC,  please make sure to visit the APA Membership Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall, Booth #540, to take advantage of the following activities, offers and giveaways:

Headshots: Get your FREE professional headshot when you provide a written testimonial (a $200 value)

 

 

 

 

Your APA Story: Share with us in a video testimonial how APA has been beneficial and receive a $5 Starbucks card and RFID sleeve protector

 

 

 

 

Limited-Edition Gift: Renew your APA membership for 2018 and receive a premium, limited-edition gift

 

 

 

Prizes: Take the Membership Survey for a chance to Win a FREE trip to San Francisco, CA, for the 2018 APA Convention

 

 

 

 

PsycIQ: Discover the latest specialized content from our new member-focused website, PsycIQ

 

Tools: Test-drive the newest members-only tools and resources in the Interactive Membership Lab

 

IonTuition: Download this web-based service that helps you manage student loan repayment, it's free with your membership to APA

 

Charging Station: Mobile running low on battery power? Recharge your mobile device while learning about new products and benefits of APA membership

 

Benefit Partners: Learn about financial, business and travel discounts available exclusively to members

06 Jul 2017

Practice Health Metrics

Practices of any size need to be viable (whether for- or not for-profit) to serve the community. It is essential to track and understand basic metrics to make day-to-day decisions about the practice and to facilitate strategic planning. Assuring the overall health of the practice enables you to provide innovative patient care and service delivery. During this presentation you will learn about:

• Types of measures (accounts receivables, referral patterns, productivity, etc.)
• Keeping it simple, pertinent and doable
• Using a dashboard
• Loss prevention
• Improving patient care
• Strategic planning

Learning Objective 1
Participants will be able to describe different types of practice metrics.

Learning Objective 2
Participants will be able to analyze basic practice metrics.

Learning Objective 3
Participants will be able create or modify a strategic plan based on practice metrics.

ZimmermanPresenter
Dr. Jeff Zimmerman has been in independent practice for over 35 years in solo practice and as founding and managing partner of an inter-disciplinary multi-site group. Dr. Zimmerman is a founding partner of The Practice Institute, LLC. He is President of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, Division 29. Dr. Zimmerman is co-author of The Ethics of Private Practice: A Guide for Mental Health Clinicians. He is co-editor of a soon to be released book entitled the Handbook of Private Practice: Keys to Success for Mental Health Practitioners and is Editor of Practice Innovations, the journal of Division 42.

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30 Jun 2017

Expanding the Scope of Your Practice to Address the Needs of the Community

Communities have unique needs (e.g., serving veterans, the underserved, disaster relief, health challenges, etc.) which may change over time. Positioning to meet these needs can better serve the community and make your practice relevant. Learn how to address these needs and make them available to your community. During this presentation you will learn the following:

• Incorporating your vision into niche development
• Using research to build a niche
• Niches and managed care
• Ethics and scope of practice (training and mentorship)
• Marketing a niche practice

Learning Objective 1
List practice niches outside of managed care.

Learning Objective 2
Describe how research can be used to build and market a niche practice.

Learning Objective 3
Describe key ethical considerations that need to be addressed when building a niche practice.

ZimmermanPresenter
Dr. Jeff Zimmerman has been in independent practice for over 35 years in solo practice and as founding and managing partner of an inter-disciplinary multi-site group. Dr. Zimmerman is a founding partner of The Practice Institute, LLC. He is President of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, Division 29. Dr. Zimmerman is co-author of The Ethics of Private Practice: A Guide for Mental Health Clinicians. He is co-editor of a soon to be released book entitled the Handbook of Private Practice: Keys to Success for Mental Health Practitioners and is Editor of Practice Innovations, the journal of Division 42.

 

 

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19 Jun 2017

Managing Staff and Organizations in Support of Practice Excellence

Whether you have one part-time clinical or administrative staff member, or you are an owner of a large inter-disciplinary group, you are an employer. Having employees (or independent contractors) adds complexity and responsibility. This webinar focuses on addressing these demands to promote excellence in service delivery via employment contracts, policies and procedures, and mentoring to promote staff development. During this presentation you will learn the following:

• Your practice as an employer
• Are you a "family"? - The importance of contracts, policies and procedures
• Integrating your vision into management decisions
• Hiring staff (challenges, 1099 or W-2, compensation and benefits)
• Ethical and regulatory compliance (HIPAA, 1099, interviewing, sexual harassment, etc.)
• Mentorship and staff development (administrative and clinical)

Learning Objectives 1
List the advantages of having contracts as well as policies and procedures as part of the administrative structure of their practice.

Learning Objective 2
Describe the intersection of running a practice with professional ethics and regulatory obligations.

Learning Objective 3
Discuss the importance of effectively mentoring staff and promoting staff development.

ZimmermanPresenter
Dr. Jeff Zimmerman has been in independent practice for over 35 years in solo practice and as founding and managing partner of an inter-disciplinary multi-site group. Dr. Zimmerman is a founding partner of The Practice Institute, LLC. He is President of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, Division 29. Dr. Zimmerman is co-author of The Ethics of Private Practice: A Guide for Mental Health Clinicians. He is co-editor of a soon to be released book entitled the Handbook of Private Practice: Keys to Success for Mental Health Practitioners and is Editor of Practice Innovations, the journal of Division 42.

 

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07 Jun 2017

How to Create and Implement a Vision for Your Practice

Creating a vision is essential for the decision-making that follows as you develop your practice. This webinar focuses on how to create such an over-arching vision and how to use it to guide both clinical and practice/administrative decisions. During this presentation you will learn the following:

• why a vision statement is important
• types of vision statements
• tips for creating your vision
• making your vision real - inside and out
• using vision and values to guide clinical/practice decisions.

Learning Objectives 1
List the advantages of having a practice vision.

Learning Objectives 2
Describe the central elements of a vision statement.

Learning Objectives 3
Write their own practice vision.

ZimmermanPresenter
Dr. Jeff Zimmerman has been in independent practice for over 35 years in solo practice and as founding and managing partner of an inter-disciplinary multi-site group. Dr. Zimmerman is a founding partner of The Practice Institute, LLC. He is President of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, Division 29. Dr. Zimmerman is co-author of The Ethics of Private Practice: A Guide for Mental Health Clinicians. He is co-editor of a soon to be released book entitled the Handbook of Private Practice: Keys to Success for Mental Health Practitioners and is Editor of Practice Innovations, the journal of Division 42.

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