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Workshop: Getting Started In Private Practice (Virtual)

Saturday, June 6, 2020, 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM

Elizabeth Conover
720-588-8375 (p)
CSCSW Workshops & Conferences
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"Getting Started in Private Practice" is a workshop for mental health professionals who are looking to get into private practice and those already in private practice, who are looking for additional support. This workshop is open to all mental health professionals with at least a Master's Degree.
8 CEUs.

This event will take place over two days:

Saturday June 6 - 9 am to 2 pm (1 hour break)
Saturday June 13 - 9am to 2 pm (1 hour break)

Workshop will cover:

  • Navigating DORA and Ethical Practice Standards, with Elissa Berlinger, LCSW
  • "Building a Solid Foundation for your Practice", with Balin Anderson, LCSW
  • "Money Matters: Business Plans, Financial Records, and Taxes", with Elizabeth Schulte, LCSW
  • "Investing in Insurance: Strategies for Private Practice", with Khara Croswaite Brindle, MA, LPC, ACS
  • "Ethical Use of Social Media in Private Practice", with Bethany Raab, LCSW

Thank you to NASW Colorado Chapter for their partnership with this event!

About the Speakers:

Elizabeth Schulte, LCSW
Presenting "Money Matters: Business Plans, Financial Records, and Taxes"

Liz is an MSW graduate of DU GSSW, an LCSW in the State of Colorado, and she is currently working towards her PhD in Clinical Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work. Liz has been a clinical social worker for over 15 years, and has been in private practice since 2012, working with individuals across the life-span. She is also a former accountant and consults with mental health professionals to help them organize the financial aspects of their private practice.

She is the Chair of the joint NASW-CO and CSCSW Practice Standards Committee, a volunteer committee that drafts guidelines for social workers in Colorado to help them navigate clinical, ethical, and statutory issues in their practice. She is also currently the President of the Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work. As part of her private practice, Liz supervises first and second year social work interns, supervises social workers working towards licensure in Colorado, and provides post-licensure consultation to social workers in support of their clinical practice.

Balin Anderson, LCSW
Presenting "Building a Solid Foundation for your Practice"

Balin Anderson will be talking with you about the logistics of starting a private practice. She's wonderfully detail-oriented AND she has started a private practice in two different states, so you can bet she knows her stuff!

She graduated from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. Following five years of clinical social work in the field of reproductive health care, she launched her private psychotherapy practice in New York City. Balin’s clinical focus is providing psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapy to adolescents and adults. She is also trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Balin is an adjunct faculty member at GSSW @ DU, where she teaches in the mental health concentration. She serves as a member of the joint NASW and CSCSW Practice Standards Committee. Balin is excited to share with you some of her tips for establishing a solid foundation for your clinical social work practice.

Bethany Raab, LCSW
Presenting "Ethical Use of Social Media in Private Practice"

Bethany is a DU GSSW graduate who has been in private practice in Denver for 7 years. Her clinical focus is adolescents and their families. She also provides supervision for social workers pursuing their LCSW. Bethany is an Education Committee Co-Chair for CSCSW and Co-Chair of the NASW Private Practice Group. She loves social media and all of the good and interesting content it has to offer the world. (TBH, she gets infuriated by it, too.) She's the voice behind the CSCSW Facebook page and Instagram account. She is excited to talk with participants about how to ethically incorporate social media use into a private practice.

Khara Croswaite Brindle, MA, LPC, ACS
Presenting "Investing in Insurance: Strategies for Private Practice"

Khara is passionate about giving people aha moments that create goosebumps and catalyze powerful action.  Khara is honored to serve young adult professionals in her work in mental health and higher education with an emphasis on healing trauma and supporting personal growth. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and owner of Croswaite Counseling, PLLC, a group private practice in Denver, Colorado. She enjoys inspiring innovation in shared communities through her CACS Suicide Risk App as well as being the Founder and Executive Director of Catalively, a Colorado nonprofit accelerating innovation in suicide prevention to support meaningful change. 

Elissa Berlinger, LCSW
"Navigating DORA and Ethical Practice Standards"

Eilssa is an MSW graduate from Smith College School for Social Work. After receiving her MSW, she completed a two-year post-masters clinical social work fellowship in the Counseling and Psychiatry Services at the University of Colorado Boulder. While there she received advanced training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, substance use, eating disorders, complex trauma, and group psychotherapy. She has been in private practice for over four years. Along with her work in private practice, she provides clinical supervision and consultation, supports the Rocky Mountain MS Center with educational and counseling services, and is an adjunct professor for the MSW Program at Metro State College of Denver. Elissa is a member of the CSCSW Practice Standards Committee.