Practice Management

To provide high-quality psychological services in an increasingly competitive marketplace, practitioners must learn to apply basic business skills to their professional activities. Resources in this section focus on business strategies that can benefit both your clients and your practice.


General Business Strategy

  • Have You Charted Your Mission?

    Having a mission statement helps you communicate who you are and what professional services you offer, gives you a clear professional identity, assists strategic planning and decision making, keeps staff and partners on the same page and provides a sense of direction.

  • Putting Business into Practice

    The business of practice is growing increasingly complicated. Developing a business mindset can help psychologists thrive in today's marketplace.

  • Learn to Speak the Language of Business

    Most psychologists must deal with business issues such as budgeting, contracts, billing and marketing. Learning the language of business will help you communicate, advance your career, tap into new markets and manage the business aspects of your practice.

  • Your Business Plan: Steps to Success

    A business plan helps you set goals and guides decisions about how to achieve your goals. It can also help you communicate with those who might use your services and get small business loans and new contracts.

  • Is Your Practice Client-friendly?

    Creating a client-friendly practice involves a good office environment, accessibility, sensible scheduling, helpful staff, and privacy and confidentiality.

  • Using Practice Consultants to Your Best Advantage

    Tips on using practice consultants, such as setting clear goals, asking for references, interviewing and making informed decisions.

  • Making Business Decisions Following a Disaster

Administrative Issues

Creating a Professional Will

Career Development

Market Trends and Opportunities