Practice Development for Mental Health Professionals Certificate

5 courses, Credit/No Credit

This program equips mental health professionals with the business skills needed to create, develop, and manage a mental health practice. You'll gain skills and knowledge concerning entrepreneurship, financial management, practice management, and marketing. These skills will then be applied to the specifics of running a productive and ethical mental health practice.

The program's 7-week courses are designed so that a mental health professional can take them individually or as part of the larger package (earning a certificate for the program). Completing each course will earn 21 hours of continuing education credit. Courses are offered online, with weekly web conferences with the instructor.

The Practice Institute (TPI) members receive a 20 percent discount for each class in this certificate. To enroll, TPI members should contact Renee Castruita, Accounts Receivable Specialist, Student Financial Services
at 909.748.8183.

Courses

EDUCCS 610 Entrepreneurship and Niche Practices for Mental Health Professionals (0 Credits)

Learn concepts and strategies of entrepreneurship in creating, developing, and enhancing a private practice in a mental health setting. Topics include identifying and capitalizing on opportunities in developing niche practices, developing business models, ethical and legal issues in establishing a practice, and setting up operations.

EDUCCS 611 Ethics And Risk Management In The Business of Private Practice (0 Credits)

This course introduces ethical and regulatory compliance issues that are salient for mental health professionals in private practice, especially those that arise in starting a practice, in practice policies, in practice administration, in billing and financial management, and in staff training and marketing. Emphasis will be on practical applications.
Credit/No Credit only. May be offered online.

EDUCCS 612 Practice Finances for Mental Health Professionals (0 Credits)

Learn concepts and strategies necessary for managing the finances of independent practices. Topics include key terminology, exercising fiduciary responsibility, attitudes toward money and the effects of those attitudes, financial metrics, using practice dashboards, compensation systems, fee setting, and creating a financial action plan.
Credit/No Credit only. May be offered online.

EDUCCS 613 Practice Management For Mental Health Professionals (0 Credits)

Learn concepts and strategies of managing a private practice as a business entity in a mental health setting. Topics include understanding a practice as a system with subsystems, identifying and acting on core values, roles of a practice owner, data-driven decision making, strategic planning, and writing a business plan.
Credit/No Credit only. May be offered online.

EDUCCS 614 Ethical Marketing for Mental Health Professionals in Private Practice (0 Credits)

Learn concepts and strategies of ethical marketing for mental health professional in private practice. Topics include understanding what constitutes ethical marketing for private practice, how to connect with referral partners and ideal clients, and marketing via person-to-person contact, print, websites, blogs and social media.
Credit/No Credit only.

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The Center for Advanced Professional Education

This certificate was developed by The Center for Advanced Professional Education (CAPE), an organization that couples the intellectual and technological resources of two organizations—University of Redlands and The Practice Institute—to provide high quality professional development programming.
 
CAPE's initial programs are for mental health professionals. They address two domains: (1) developing competence in the business of practice; and, (2) developing professional practice competence and expertise. CE credits are available for most CAPE programming. 

For more information, visit http://www.redlands.edu/CAPE