Business of Practice

Staying competitive in the evolving health care marketplace requires you to take an active role in building, managing, marketing and diversifying your practice. Find helpful material in this section, along with guidance in complying with legal and regulatory requirements facing practitioners.

Business Management Areas

  • Professional Development Resources

    This section features APA-approved guidelines for practitioners, clinical information, resources for early-career psychologists, self-care guidance and more.

  • Alternative Practice Models

    This section provides information and resources for psychologists about emerging trends, challenges and opportunities related to alternative practice models.

  • Practice Management

    This section includes tools and resources from the APA Practice Organization to help you create a professional will, including a sample professional will, a document with further instructions and considerations in preparing a professional will, and information for professional executor: files, passwords and contacts list.

  • Practice Marketing

    The resources in this section are designed to help psychologists connect with potential clients and referral sources who could benefit from your services, and apply effective and ethical marketing strategies to drive business.

  • Financial Management

    A solid understanding of your finances can help you track the performance of your practice and implement strategies for a sound financial future. The resources in this section will help you begin the process.

  • Technology and Electronic Health Records

    Information about building, operating and maintaining a technology infrastructure for your practice that simplifies record keeping, practice management and electronic claims submission and billing.

  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance

    Psychologists are required to comply with numerous laws and regulations related to various aspects of their practice. This section addresses legal issues such as duty to warn, record keeping, responding to subpoenas, working with insurance and managed care and more.

  • HIPAA Compliance

    This section provides information to help psychologists know the steps they need to take to comply with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.

  • Collaborating With Other Providers

    Relationship building tools for members and state, provincial and territorial psychological associations (SPTAs) to use with primary care providers for advocacy and outreach.