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Title: Build an Action Plan to Create or Transform Your Private Practice

Presenter: Gail Guttman, MSW is a partner at Guttman & Pearl Associates. Gail has developed and grown a dynamic group practice with Gwen Pearl, LCSW since 1985.  Gail received her MSW from Washington University in St. Louis and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Imago Couples Therapist, Certified Imago Clinical Consultant, Certified Imago Community Educator and Certified Sex Therapist. Gail and Gwen were chosen by Washingtonian Magazine in 2009 as "Top Therapists" in the metropolitan DC area.
Evan Leepson, MSW, MBA has conducted more than 100 healthcare strategy, process improvement and growth strategy projects. He develops business, marketing and strategic plans for individual and group psychotherapy practices, law firms, diagnostic imaging centers, medical group practices and hospitals.
Date: Friday, December 12, 2014
Hours: 9am to 5pm
CEU’s: 7
Cost$120 ($100 for Field Instructors, $40 for Students)
Location: Pryzbyla Center, Room 351, The Catholic University of America
Description: Do you worry about the size of your caseload or where you will get your next referral? Do you want to build a larger practice or change the direction of your practice? Are you considering starting a private practice for the first time? If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider joining us to “Build an Action Plan” for your private practice. With our guidance and business expertise, using your own wisdom and the wisdom of the group, this day will help you:
  • Develop your vision
  • Explore your strengths and challenges
  • Create your elevator speech and power message
  • Target your potential referral sources and develop ways to reach them
  • Learn ‘best practices’ to promote yourself
  • Discuss nuts and bolts of creating and managing a private practice.










Registration Information
Online registration is available through our website. Look for the workshop you are interested in, and link to the registration site. Students and Field Instructors receive a discounted rate.
Phone registration is available. Please call 202-319-4388
Cancellation policy 
Refunds will be honored up to 1 week prior to the workshop, minus a $25.00 processing fee.  Substitution requests for an alternate workshop will also be considered.  Please contact Ellen Thursby at  Registrants will be notified if a workshop is cancelled due to low enrollment and registration fees will be fully refunded. Workshops will be cancelled if The Catholic University of America is closed due to inclement weather or other emergencies. Please check the website for information on closures.
On campus parking is very limited. It is best to use public transportation. CUA is located on the Red Line of the Metro, CUA/Brookland stop.
If you require any special accommodations, we will try to meet those needs. Please call at least 2 weeks prior to an event to make reasonable requests.
For more information, contact
Ellen Thursby, Director, Office of Field Education and Professional Development or Allyson Shaffer, Associate Director, Office of Field Education and Professional Development. Tel: 202-319-4388, or,