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Private Practice

  • Steven T. Fishman
  • Michael V. Pantalon
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Abstract

When psychologists contemplate starting a private practice after completing their graduate education, they may think about the satisfaction that can be derived by helping people who are suffering any one of a number of problems (e.g., panic and agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorders, social phobias, depressive reactions, marital discord); about the variety of ways in which they can function professionally (e.g., consultation, teaching, research); about the prestige of being a member of a distinguished profession; or about the financial rewards commensurate with a successful practice. In all likelihood, however, they are unaware of the numerous issues and problems facing them in starting a practice. Few, if any, graduate courses, and most certainly no undergraduate courses, in psychology adequately prepare the neophyte practitioner in the skills necessary for the development and management of a professional practice.

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Mental Health Care Private Practice Professional Practice Clinical Psychologist Group Practice 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven T. Fishman
    • 1
  • Michael V. Pantalon
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Behavior TherapyNew YorkUSA

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