Course Description

You know you have the clinical skills, but you aren’t sure what steps to take to move into private practice. You have always practiced ethically and responsibly, and you are not about to compromise those professional values in private practice. The sheer volume of information and things to consider when opening your practice is daunting. You have planned your private practice in your head since you started graduate school. You have dreamed about your practice, read blogs, listened to podcasts, and received countless free tip sheets from programs that are created to help you build your private practice. Putting your faith in these resources scares you. It feels like a risk. Legalities, ethics, and financial considerations all run through your head and cause you to feel overwhelmed with unanswered questions.

The Private Practice Roadmap is a workshop designed to answer your questions about private practice and give you a structured, sensible and practical plan to help you lay a solid foundation for your practice. Over the two days, we will cover such topics as motivation, ethics, set-up, expenses, administration, marketing and cultivating referral and client relationships. By the end of the workshop, you will have achieved clarity on your vision for your practice, have created a concrete plan to launch your practice and will develop confidence in your ability to sustain it over the long term.


For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Kitchener: 519-884-0710 ext. 5234
Milton: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235
Online: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
The Private Practice Roadmap
Workshop Remote
W, Th
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Apr 14, 2021 to Apr 15, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Workshop Remote  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $330.00
Section Notes

Alison Maslin-Maratos, BSW, RSW, MSW

For our 2020/2021 program, all in-person workshops are being live streamed through Zoom. Once the pandemic restrictions have been lifted, these workshops will once again be held in person at our Milton location at 555 Industrial Drive.

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