Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6 x 9
978-1-4422-4416-0 • Hardback • December 2014 • $97.00 • (£75.00)
978-1-4422-4417-7 • eBook • December 2014 • $92.00 • (£71.00)
Hava Mendelberg, PhD, is a clinical psychologist practicing in Princeton. She has been director of inpatient programs and outpatient clinics, and clinical supervisor to interns and mental health professionals in the United States, Israel, and Latin America.
Part I. The Practice Model
Chapter 2The Success of the Lighthouse Clinic: Its History, Structure, and Operation
Chapter 3Setting Up a Practice: Personnel and Physical Space
Chapter 4Collaboration and Networking: Marketing and Public Relations Strategies
Chapter 5Administrating a Practice in a Private Clinic
Chapter 6Diversifying and Expanding a Mental Health Practice: Reimbursement Strategies
Part II. The Clinical Work
Chapter 7Psychotherapy: The Patient, the Therapist, and Their Relationship
Chapter 8Family and Couple Therapy
Chapter 9Child Psychotherapy
Chapter 10Group Psychotherapy
Chapter 11Psychological Testing Center
Chapter 12Evidence-Based Treatment and Outcome Studies
Chapter 13Clinical Programs, Services, and Presentations to the Community
Chapter 14Our Work, Our Selves
This book offers an unusual and compelling roadmap for creating a successful practice in a difficult healthcare environment, while never relinquishing humanistic values. Readers are in for a unique tutorial from a talented mentor who shares her business savvy and her wise, resilient, kind, therapeutic soul so that others also may build a thriving collaborative practice. The future of high quality mental and behavioral healthcare is brighter because of her pioneering example.
— Carol D. Goodheart, EdD, American Psychological Association
Hava Mendelberg tells the story of the Lighthouse Clinic and its successes in order to provide a template for developing a private practice based on sound business practices and a passion for psychotherapy. This is a personal account rich with wisdom and guidance for realizing the good life in the midst of the changing healthcare market place. She shows how it is still possible to preserve professional autonomy while providing high levels of personally satisfying quality services. A must-read for those entering private practice.
— Michael J. Lambert, PhD, Society for Psychotherapy Research
In the quest to develop a financially successful and sustainable practice it is often too easy for clinicians to focus on the business of practice and to lose sight of their core values and humanistic perspective. In this volume Dr. Mendelberg shares her wisdom and experience to demonstrate that this does not have to be the case. This is an important read for anyone who wants to build a financially successful and personally satisfying practice.
— Steven Walfish, PhD, The Practice Institute; co-author of Financial Success in Mental Health Practice