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Strive & Thrive in Private Practice

Do you thrive on a challenge and prefer to shape your job, goals and lifestyle?

Do you struggle with time management or want to improve your communication?

Want to know the secrets of motivation and professional longevity?

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Avoid Overwhelm. Learn How.

University undergraduate courses for health professionals have their clinical practice component steeped in a hospital tradition. Fair enough, that was where most graduates headed to after completion of their degree. Well, they did 20+ years ago. Not so in recent time. A much larger number of graduates are heading directly into private practice and the expectations and skill sets required are significantly different. What happens? Stress, overwhelm, confusion, dissatisfaction.

Quotes from mates & the areas they struggled with:

"I'm finding it hard to be able to manage a crazy/busy caseload of on average 45 hours a week and be able to also balance life outside of my working hours. I find I have no time for anything - friends, family, exercise, social etc.. and this really makes me unhappy and anxious at times."

"Marketing. This was something we never learnt at uni."

"Self-doubt! I know I know a lot of stuff, but pulling it out of the brain at the right time, with confidence, and making it all makes sense for a patient on the spot is a huge challenge - especially when, as a student, we always had time to step out of the room, process, chat and discuss things with a supervisor, and then re-enter the room."

"When I first started I found it difficult to combine a meaningful assessment, whilst thinking to myself the direction I was going to take with the treatment and then being able to effectively communicate with the patient without seeming like I wasn't confident. I guess it was all pretty overwhelming"

If this resonates with you, this course is for YOU!

Do any of these resonate with you?

Graduates from universities just aren't taught sufficient client management & communication skills, how to time manage your appointment day, recognise and avoid burnout, what to do with that 'challenging personality" or how to build a successful caseload. Some of these essential skills are clinical, some business and others are marketing. The reality is that to have them all at your fingertips as a professional means your private practice experience is more successful and more rewarding.

After 25 years of working in private practice and teaching/mentoring recent graduates for the past 16 years, I realised the transition into private practice could all be much simpler, more efficient and definitely a lot less stressful by applying successful strategies and better understanding what truly motivates clients to ask for your help. I have put all these ideas to together into an online 12-week course. This course - Strive & Thrive in Private Practice, will provide you with the glue to join your clinical skills learnt at Uni, with client psychology, marketing and time management plus more, to ensure success whether you are working within or running your own private practice.

I started providing post-graduate education in 1996 and initially, this focused on developing clinical programs that emphasise evidence-based clinical skills. With a team of presenters, AAP Education has grown to provide a diverse range of clinical skill training that I wished as a clinician, I had at my fingertips - 20 years ago!

Strive & Thrive in Private Practice for Clinicians

Strive & Thrive in Private Practice for Business Owners

Course Content 

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However having great clinical skills is not enough when you are in private practice. Strive & Thrive Private Practice is an exciting course in which we cover a diverse range of necessary non-clinical skills. Topics like;

  • Dealing with 3rd party organisations e.g. DVA, MVA and Workers' Compensation organisations
  • Ensuring you have and understand Personal and Professional protection
  • Understanding your needs and finding an acceptable balance with client demands
  • The Ideal Appointment
  • Strategies to minimise and positively manage stress and overwhelm
  • Micro and Macro time efficiency
  • Develop your own niche caseload and business within the bigger organisation
  • Dealing with difficult or challenging clients
  • Motivation, Marketing and Communication
  • Building your long term future

This 8-week online course includes the following core modules and you will progress, step by step along a structured and logical pathway towards becoming a more confident and understanding private practitioner.

Module 0: Your Journey Starts Here!

Module 1: Personal and Business Essentials: Laying a Solid Foundation - getting all the paperwork in order.

Module 2: Time Management Essentials: Staying on Track and on Time.

Module 3: Client Psychology Essentials - Paradigms and the 'Stumble Bumble Principal'.

Module 4: Managing Challenging Clients Essentials - Understanding and managing client personalities.

Module 5: Communication Essentials - Understanding clients & clients understanding you.

Module 6: Motivation Essentials - Building motivation muscle and professional longevity.

Module 7: Marketing Essentials - Being sought for the professional you are.

Module 8: Longevity Essentials - Planning Your Future - Now!

Each Module has a 'Vault' of downloadable, useful materials to fast track your integration of the related Module's information.

Honestly, this 8-module course is jam-packed with information, ideas, reflective thinking and trialling of systems to see what works in your particular situation.

Skill of staying focused

 

 

 

 

  

Course Application

Enrollment in the Strive & Thrive in Private Practice is only available via our AAP Education Online Academy - you can check it out here

How about letting me know what is or was the biggest problem around getting started in private practice for you? When you talk to your friends about it, what would you say? I would love to hear about your challenges and I will endeavour to include a solution in the latest course of Strive & Thrive in Private Practice.

- Doug

P.S. If you would like to get started, sign up for the Mindsets email course, which is free and will start you on your journey to being a successful and independent private practitioner.