Welcome to the web page for your April 5, 2019 private practice seminar. This web page contains the materials you will need for the seminar, so please make sure you bring a copy with you, either electronic or printed (and if you forget, don't worry, as we will have some extra printed copies available as well). In this seminar, we will be discussing the following topics (and more):
Competencies (skills, knowledge, and abilities) required to launch and develop your private practice
The importance of networking in building a successful private practice (with lots of opportunities to network with your fellow seminar participants)
Developing the framework of a business plan to help define your next steps, and determining what your transition into private practice might look like
Helpful resources to help you learn more when the seminar is over
This seminar is designed for those new, or relatively new to private practice, or who are thinking about expanding a smaller private practice.
Rhea Plosker MASc, MC, RSW, RP, PMP I am an Engineer, Professional Project Manager, Registered Social Worker, and Registered Psychotherapist. Social Work is my second career, one that I pursued after more than two decades of working in technology leadership roles as a senior executive and through starting my own successful private consulting practice.
My education includes a Master of Counselling (Counselling Psychology) degree from Athabasca University, as well as Bachelor and Master degrees in Applied Science (Engineering) from the University of Toronto. I also hold certificates in CBT, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy, and have taken specialized training and supervision in Narrative Therapy, DBT, and trauma-informed therapy.
I bring my unique engineering and small business experience to this seminar, as well as six years of experience working in private practice as a psychotherapist and counsellor. I see individual clients in my office in Toronto's west end, as well as by phone and video conferencing. In my individual client work, I provide psychotherapy services to adults and teens working through significant life transitions and losses. I am also a faculty member and online program lead with the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto, a registered charity delivering reasonably priced mindfulness-based mental health programs and professional development training. In this work, I am able to integrate my technology expertise with my passion for improving accessibility to mental health services. Recently, I have also started a small clinical supervision practice.
I am proud to have built two thriving small businesses--my technology consulting practice and my psychotherapy and counselling private practice, and I look forward to sharing what I have learned with you, and to also learning from your hopes and experiences.
Please bring copies of the following documents with you on April 5, 2019
Note: The document below are intended solely for the personal use of individuals attending the private practice seminar April 5, 2019. Materials may not be shared or copied for any reason other than for your own personal use. Please bring a copy of these materials with you April 5, 2019. These materials are available for download until April 12, 2019.