COUN 5346: The Business of Counseling

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Credits 3
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This course introduces students to the basics of starting a private practice. Students will learn to evaluate the pros and cons of private practice; identify barriers to starting a private practice; and how to secure insurance panels; how to market the practice; identify legal considerations; pay the IRS; and myths about starting a private practice. Students will also develop a business plan that will require them to consider defining ideal customers, creating a digital presence, and developing policies and forms.