COUN7508: Play Therapy and Private Practice

This course will seek to assist students in how to start a private practice specializing in play therapy. The course will include information on the business aspects of counseling that are not ordinarily covered in graduate school such as: the importance of networking; types of insurance needed; the who, what, when, where and why of how to get paid; billing; office choices; how to obtain clients; advertisement; HIPAA regulations; and beneficial tips to get your private practice up and running. Students will leave with the understanding of how to open their own play therapy private practice as well as familiarity with suggested tools for its success and sustainability. Fee: Additional fee required.