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Conferences- Essentials Conference

Essentials of Private Practice

August 20, 2016 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Courtyard | Residence Inn

Raleigh-Durham Airport/Brier Creek

10600 Little Brier Creek lane

Raleigh, NC 27617

Online registration is closed

Onsite registration will be available

Onsite fees are : $144 for NASW Members

                      $184 for Nonmembers

The Essentials Series was developed to offer a more in depth look at a variety of social work practice topics.  This year we will more closely examine the essentials of private practice.

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Course Description

Is opening a private practice as easy as being a competent and well trained clinician, having comfortable and private office space?  You open the doors after telling a few friends and referral sources then, BOOM, a thriving practice exists!  Well, it’s not quite that easy, but it can happen!  In this workshop you will have an opportunity to learn about the considerations that go into developing a successful practice as well as understand the issues of being a mental health professional as well as a business person.  This comprehensive workshop will cover:

      ·  How to stand out from the competition

      ·  Appropriate business licenses

      ·  Securing office space

      ·  What referral sources most appreciate

      ·  Pros/cons about accepting insurance

      ·  Strategies for administrative management

      ·  Bringing on colleagues (or joining an already established practice)

      ·  Ways to protect yourself from undue risk exposure*

*please note that this workshop does not include legal advice and it is recommended that you have an attorney who you can consult with if you practice privately.


All of this can be achieved while enjoying a successful practice!  Come prepared with your questions!

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will come away with an understanding of whether or not going into business as a private practice is right for them.  Participants will:

1.    Identify their own needs, wants, and goals for a private practice

2.    Formulate an initial plan of how to begin a practice

3.    Have their questions answered (most all of them we hope!) about everything you wanted to know about private practice for LCSWs in NC!

Fees and Cancellation Information:

Registration fees start at $109 for NASW Members and $149 for non-members. If you are registered and unable to attend, you may select from one of the following options:

  • Send a substitute by notifying us in writing of the substitute's name.
  • Receive a refund less the $45 administrative fee if the cancellation is made by the end of the business day 2 weeks out from the conference.

Additional Information:

Registration/check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. and the workshop gets started at 9:00 a.m.   Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance reflecting six and one half (6.5) hours of continuing education. Dress is casual. Lunch is on your own. If you need special accommodations, please notify us at least 3 weeks prior to the conference.


Conference Location:

The conference will be held at the
Courtyard | Residence Inn Raleigh-Durham Airport/Brier Creek.  Attendees needing overnight accommodations, should contact the hotel directly at 919-472-1000 .


Questions or Concerns:

Contact NASW-NC Director of Professional Development: (919) 828-9650 or (800) 280-6207

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