Center for Advanced Professional Education

A collaboration between the University of Redlands and The Practice Institute


The Center for Advanced Professional Education (CAPE) couples the intellectual and technological resources of two organizations — the University of Redlands and The Practice Institute — to provide high quality professional development programming.

CAPE's initial programs are for mental health professionals and 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 about any of CAPE's programs or activities, contact us at:

Upcoming Events and Programs

An invitation to all mental health professionals to "Ask Us Anything About the Business of Practice:"  A Free Q & A via Conference Call

A free Q & A, open to anyone who is  starting out in mental health private practice or who has some question or questions that have arisen in a current  practice.   Moderated by Rod Goodyear, Ph.D.  with practice consultants Jeff Zimmerman, Ph.D. and Pauline Wallin, Ph.D. 

Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

To reserve a space, click here       

Submit your question in advance, to make sure it gets answered. Send your question to


Practice Development Certificate Program


Five, seven-week online courses that teach mental health professionals the business skills needed to create, develop and manage a mental health practice.  All are taught by nationally recognized instructors known for their work in teaching and coaching mental health professionals in practice management skills.  A value-added feature in each course is the opportunity to participate in a weekly web conference with the instructor, during his or her online office hours.

A mental health professional can take each course individually or can take the larger package and earn a practice management certificate

Completing each course will earn 21 hours of continuing education credit.

The program begins January 2019


What Program Participants Say About CAPE's Business of Practice Training

CAPE has multiple vehicles for helping practitioners develop competence in the business of practice.  One of those -- the private practice boot camp -- is a two day event that covers the topics that will be addressed more deeply and thoroughly in the business of practice certificate program.  It might be instructive, therefore, for those who are considering one or more of the certificate courses to hear what boot camp attendees have said about their experience: