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This article outlines the qualifications, legal, and employment issues relevant to hiring an MFT Registered Intern as an employee in a private practice setting.

The article discusses the topic of starting a private practice. It is intended as a sequel to Part One of “Starting a Private Practice,” which was published in the November/December issue of The Therapist. Issues covered in Part Two includes: Initial inquiries and requests for service, intake procedures, record-keeping and documentation, fees and insurance related issues, and key issues when advertising a practice.

This article discusses starting a private practice. It stresses the importance of planning and identifies key considerations before opening a practice. Practical needs are discussed, legal considerations are identified, and multiple resources are provided to assist in getting started.

There are many advantages to being in private practice, but there are also many disadvantages. This article will be the first of a series  of articles that will address issues to consider when contemplating or planning to open a private practice.

For all but a very select few, marketing is a necessary component of any business, and of course, your practice is a business. Learn more about how you can market your practice by creating a successful marketing strategy that includes a wide range of activities.

This article will address some of the financial aspects of sustaining your burgeoning private practice.