Doing Business as a Psychologist: The Graduate Course You Never Had

Larry Waldman, Ph.D., ABPP

09/28/2017 at 9:00 am - 4:45 pm

University of Phoenix Las Vegas
3755 Breakthrough Way
Las Vegas, NV 89135

6 CE Credits

Approved for Nevada Psychologists and LCSWs. Approval pending: MFTs.

NPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

About this Workshop:

This workshop is based on Dr. Waldman’s nearly 40 years of highly successful private practice in Phoenix, AZ and his many years of research and speaking about private practice development. His fourth book, The Graduate Course You Never Had, is dedicated to this topic. Psychologists are highly trained in providing psychotherapy but most psychologists are poorly equipped to conduct the business of offering therapeutic services. In this seminar, Dr. Waldman teaches necessary business concepts, mandatory practice management policies, and creative and ethical marketing strategies. Participants will be introduced to emerging technologies, such as online marketing.

One cannot help the client they don’t see. Through this workshop psychologists will benefit their community and their profession by informing their community of the many services psychologists provide. The following topics will be addressed: Private Practice as a Business; Valuing Our Time; Your Financial Blueprint; Effectively Getting Started; Necessary Practice Management Concepts; Managing Managed Care; Proven Effective and Efficient Marketing Techniques; How to Become the Expert; Non-Traditional Ways to Earn Income; Developing Passive Income; and Online Marketing.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this workshops, participants will be able to:
1.) List characteristics of an optimal business and how they relate to private practice.
2.) Describe how to value your service.
3) State basic components of any successful business and how to ensure you are devoting the correct amount of time to each area.
4) Demonstrate at least one effective new marketing strategy to attract new clients.
5) Use at least one effective new method to become known as “The Expert”.
6) Implement at least one effective new concept to earn additional income.

About the Speaker:

Larry Waldman, Ph.D., ABPP, is a recently-retired licensed clinical, forensic psychologist and certified school psychologist in Phoenix, Arizona. He conducted a highly successful private practice of nearly 40 years, providing consultations to attorneys and chiropractic physicians and working with children, teens, parents, couples, and adults in a solution-focused manner. His BS in Education/Psychology was from the University of Wisconsin; his MS in School Psychology was from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; his Ph.D. in Educational/School Psychology was earned at Arizona State University; and his Diplomate (ABPP) was received in 2003. In addition to his clinical work, Waldman was the past president of the Maricopa Psychological Society and the Directory of Psychological Services for Charter Psychiatric Hospital of Glendale from 1988 to 2000. He has been a Medical Consultant for the Social security Office in Phoenix for 23 years, an adjunct graduate professor in the Educational Psychology Department for NAU for 16 years, was an “Official Guide” on Parenting for, and has served on the professional board of directors of notMYkid, a charitable organization, for the past seven years.

Waldman has written numerous articles, which have been published in the local Phoenix media and in the national press, and six books: Who’s Raising Whom? A Parent’s Guide to Effective Child Discipline; Coping with Your Adolescent; How Come I Love Him but Can’t Live with Him? Making Your Marriage Better; The Graduate Course You Never Had: How to Develop, Manage and Market a Flourishing Mental Health Practice – With or Without Managed Care; Too Busy Earning a Living to Make Your Fortune? Discover the Psychology of Achieving Your Life Goals; and Overcoming Your Negotiaphobia: Negotiating Your Way Through Life. Dr. Waldman trained as a public speaker and continues to present to educators, laypersons, corporations, entrepreneurs, attorneys, chiropractic physicians, fellow mental health professionals, and to the media. His signature presentations are: “The Graduate Course You Never Had”, “Teaching Parents to Parent”, “Marriage University”, “Recognizing and Managing PTSD in the Personal Injury Client”, and “Discover the Psychology of Achieving Your Life Goals.” Dr. Waldman’s CV


This workshop is intended for psychologists, other licensed mental health professionals and graduate students of Psychology.
The workshop is most appropriate for Early Career Therapists but also is quite useful for more experienced clinicians who desire to develop a more lucrative, satisfying practice. Participants will be enabled to make immediate changes in their professional functioning. Not only is this workshop relevant, it is also entertaining, as Dr. Waldman is a trained, professional speaker.

Download Brochure:

Click here to download brochure, which includes registration form
Fax to (888) 654-0050 (for credit card payments)
Mail with check to: PO Box 400671, Las Vegas, NV 89140

General Information:

Handout Materials

A printed copy of the handout materials in addition to a copy of Dr. Waldman’s book The Graduate Course You Never Had will be provided to all attendees, cost included in registration fees. Both will be available for pickup during registration on Friday, Sept 29th from 8:30 – 9:00am. As printed handouts will be provided, an electronic version of the handout materials will not be emailed to attendees for this presentation.

Workshop Location

The workshop will be held at the University of Phoenix Las Vegas Campus, in Rooms #120/123, located at 3755 Breakthrough Way, Las Vegas, NV 89135. CLICK HERE TO VIEW MAP. Ample parking is available in the parking garage to the south of the building. Please do NOT park in the parking spots in front of the building as your vehicle will be towed.

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Refunds & Grievance Policies

Participants may direct questions or complaints to NPA to 888-654-0050. An administrative fee of $30 will be charged for cancellation of registration. Please note, no refunds will be granted after 09/15/2017.


Nevada Psychological Association (NPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. NPA will issue certificates of completion. APA CE rules require that we only issue CE credits to those with documented attendance who attend the entire workshop. We monitor attendance strictly. Those arriving more than 15 minutes late or leaving before the entire workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

Additional Information

NPA will provide accommodations for person with special needs, when notified at the time of registration and at least one week prior to workshop. Please email us at ADMIN@NVPSYCHOLOGY.ORG

There is no potential conflict of interest and/or commercial support for this program or its presenter.

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