Coordinating Author Information: Raja David, PsyD, ABPP, LP | Minnesota Center for Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment
Session Abstract: This roundtable discussion is designed to fill a void common in educational programs, conventions, and continuing education: how one can create and sustain an assessment practice in the real world. Drs. Boilen, David, and Kulish will share anecdotes and strategies from their diverse experience and efforts.
The workshop will start with each presenter outlining their professional journey to provide context for the following discussion. Dr. Boilen will highlight her experience running a large group practice, hosting externs and post-doctoral trainees to create a more sustainable business model, and rural practice. Dr. David will walk participants through the realities of billing insurance and the importance of creating a niche in one's community. Dr. Kulish will talk about creating a non-insurance based neuropsychological and psychological assessment practice. All three participants will talk about the importance of diversifying one's work week, finding ways to ensure connectivity to other colleagues, and paths to sustainability and, hopefully, thriving.
Following the introductions and overview, workshop participants will be encouraged to engage in dialog with the presenters, affording them the opportunity to dig deeper into areas of interest and concern.
Sara Boilen, PsyD | Sweetgrass Psychological Services
Raja David, PsyD, ABPP, LP | Minnesota Center for Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment
Melinda Kulish, PhD | Integrated Assessment Services, LLC