Behavioral Health Today

Part 1: Nuts and Bolts to Starting Your Private Practice with Dr. Jana Martin – Episode 139

April 5, 2022

Today's podcast is part one of a two-part series, focusing on one's private practice in today's podcast, we'll be addressing the nuts and bolts of the early stages of setting up one's private practice. And part two, we're going to be addressing the thoughts and considerations and nuts and bolts regarding planning for retirement and one's life. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Dr. Jana Martin. Jana is the CEO of the American Insurance Trust, a provider of malpractice insurance and other products for psychologists and allied healthcare professionals. Jana's clinical experience includes many years of working in hospitals and mental health clinics, as well as independent practice in which she worked with children, adolescents, and adults. Together they discuss self-care, transitioning from clinic to home, finding a great location for your office, how to make yourself known in your community, finding mentors or professional network, the importance of a consultation group, risks of malpractice, and protection of insurance, and the responsibility and privilege to helping others. Connections are very powerful. Keep in mind, that you never know if someone that you meet today will be someone who can forward your career tomorrow.


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