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Tuesday, August 22, 2023 – 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm est.

Virtual Course*

*The Zoom link will be sent to you once you have completed the registration process.

A 1-HOUR & 30-MINUTE COURSE FOR $60.00!

Earn 0.15 ASHA CEUs

Course Description

In this course, you will discover how to leverage materials readily available to you to conduct impactful therapy sessions in all settings. You will learn creative techniques and strategies that utilize everyday objects to enhance the therapeutic process. Additionally, we will address the importance of feeling prepared and discuss strategies for adapting when faced with technological challenges. By the end of this course, you will have practical tools to engage in resourceful therapy sessions and the ability to pivot when unexpected situations arise. You will also explore how to address communication disorders such as articulation, fluency, voice and resonance, receptive and expressive language, cognitive aspects of communication, and social aspects of communication using just one item.

Course Design

This course is designed to be interactive and practical, incorporating theoretical knowledge with hands-on exercises. Through a combination of lectures, case studies, and discussions, participants will gain the necessary skills to apply therapeutic resourcefulness to various communication disorders. The course encourages active participation and provides opportunities for participants to share their insights and experiences.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this course, the participant will be able to:
  • Identify and select appropriate materials readily available in different settings for conducting therapy sessions targeting various communication disorders.
  • Apply creative techniques and strategies that utilize everyday objects to enhance the therapeutic process for communication disorders, including articulation, fluency, voice and resonance, receptive and expressive language, cognitive aspects of communication, and social aspects of communication.
  • List strategies to adapt and overcome technological challenges that may arise during therapy sessions, ensuring the continuity and effectiveness of the therapeutic process.
  • Describe the importance of feeling prepared and equipped with a therapeutic resource toolkit, enabling them to engage in resourceful therapy sessions using minimal materials and improvisation when necessary.
  • Pivot and adapt their therapy approaches when faced with unexpected situations, leveraging their resourcefulness and creativity to provide effective interventions and achieve therapy goals.

Time-Ordered Agenda

  1. Introduction (5 minutes) a. Welcome and course overview b. Briefly discuss the importance of therapeutic resourcefulness in communication therapy
  2. Understanding Therapeutic Resourcefulness (5 minutes) a. Exploring the concept and benefits of utilizing minimal resources in speech therapy b. Sharing examples of successful resourceful therapy techniques
  3. Selecting the One Item (10 minutes) a. Discussing the criteria for choosing a versatile item that can target multiple communication disorders b. Providing examples of items that can be used
  4. Techniques for Articulation (10 minutes) a. Introducing creative techniques using the chosen item to target articulation skills b. Providing practical examples and demonstrations
  5. Techniques for Fluency & Voice and Resonance (10 minutes) a. Exploring how the chosen item can be utilized to enhance fluency therapy b. Sharing techniques and exercises for promoting fluency c. Discussing how the chosen item can be incorporated to address voice and resonance challenges d. Demonstrating exercises and activities for voice and resonance therapy
  6. Techniques for Receptive and Expressive Language (10 minutes) a. Presenting strategies for using the chosen item to target receptive and expressive language skills b. Providing examples of interactive language activities
  7. Techniques for Cognitive Aspects of Communication (10 minutes) a. Exploring how the chosen item can be employed to address cognitive aspects of communication b. Sharing exercises and tasks targeting attention, memory, sequencing, problem-solving, and executive functioning
  8. Techniques for Social Aspects of Communication (10 minutes) a. Discussing the utilization of the chosen item to improve social skills and communication opportunities b. Sharing techniques to address challenging behavior and promote effective social interactions
  9. Adapting and Modifying Techniques (5 minutes) a. Discussing the importance of adapting therapy techniques to meet individual client needs b. Sharing tips for modifying exercises for optimal effectiveness
  10. Handling Technological Challenges (5 minutes) a. Discussing potential technological issues in therapy sessions and their impact on resourcefulness b. Providing strategies for troubleshooting and overcoming technological challenges
  11. Pivoting and Alternative Interventions (5 minutes) a. Exploring the importance of flexibility and adaptability in therapy b. Sharing techniques for developing alternative interventions on the spot
  12. Conclusion and Q&A (5 minutes) a. Summarizing key takeaways from the course b. Answering participant questions and concerns

Course Sign-Up Form

I acknowledge that I may have access to confidential information during the program, including discussions, materials, presentations, client data, trade secrets, and proprietary information disclosed by Dynamic Therapy. I hereby affirm that I will maintain strict confidentiality, not disclose the information to any third party without written authorization from Dynamic Therapy, and understand that unauthorized disclosure may result in legal action and severe consequences. I agree to return or destroy all materials containing confidential information upon completion of the program as directed by Dynamic Therapy. By participating in the program, I acknowledge and agree to abide by this confidentiality agreement.
Price: $ 60.00

Disclosures

Darius’ Financial — Darius Thomas is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dynamic Therapy and earns a regular fee. Darius’ Nonfinancial — No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists. Lauren’s Financial — Lauren Hastings earns a regular fee for presentations. Lauren’s Nonfinancial — Lauren is a member of Special Interest Group 1, Language Learning and Education.

Instructional Level

Introductory Level: Instruction at the Introductory Level is generally intended for professionals with novice experience in the content area.

Completion Requirements

Satisfactory completion for all learners includes attendance and completion of the evaluation form and learning assessment within 24 hours of the program. Partial credit is not given at this time.

Presenters

Darius Thomas (he/him/his) is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Dynamic Therapy, an international speech-language pathologist, instructor, mentor, supervisor, global leader, and motivational speaker. Lauren Hastings (she/her/hers) is a speech-language pathologist, private practice owner, business coach, podcaster, and Ph.D. student.

Policies

  • In the event that you need to cancel your registration, we kindly request that you provide written notice of cancellation by sending an email to info@welovedynamictherapy.com.
  • For cancellations made at least 24 hours prior to the start of the class, a full refund will be issued.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours prior to the class, you will receive a gift certificate to attend a future course.
  • In the unlikely event that we need to cancel the course, a 100% refund will be issued.
  • If you have any special requests or require accommodations, please email info@welovedynamictherapy.com at least 48 hours before the course.
  • We welcome any questions, comments, or concerns you may have and ask that you please reach out to us via email at info@welovedynamictherapy.com within 30 days of the event.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023 – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm est.

Virtual Course*

*The Zoom link will be sent to you once you have completed the registration process.

Meet your ASHA Supervision Requirement with us!

Course Description

Are you seeking to enhance your clinical supervision skills? Our “Dynamic Supervision for Clinical Educators and Mentors” course offers a comprehensive and experiential exploration of the supervisory process, including ethical considerations, risk management, and liability. Designed for educators and mentors at all levels, this course provides models of clinical supervision and examines the advantages and disadvantages of each. You’ll also receive practical guidance on providing supervision, including individual and group supervision, observation models for feedback enhancement, and constructive feedback strategies.

In addition to honing your clinical supervision skills, you’ll learn how to recognize and address your own values, biases, and expectations. The course will equip you with the tools to supervise individuals from diverse backgrounds effectively, and to tailor interventions to meet their unique developmental needs. Our course includes case studies and resources that will help you apply your learning in real-world situations. Whether you’re an experienced mentor seeking to refine your skills, or a new clinical educator looking to build a strong foundation, this course is for you.

Course Design  

This meticulously designed course aims to cultivate a truly exceptional learning environment and experience for all participants. With a deliberate and structured approach to instructional materials, learning activities, and interactive sessions, participants will gain unparalleled access to vital information, invaluable skills, and the opportunity to actively practice and apply what they have learned.

A 2-HOUR COURSE FOR $75.00!

Earn 0.2 ASHA CEUs


Learner Outcomes

As a result of participating in this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the role of a supervisor, including the expected competencies and the helpful/harmful characteristics of both the supervisor and supervisee
  • Analyze the importance of using a supervisory model and its impact on the supervisory process
  • Evaluate the specific needs of supervisees at each level and develop appropriate strategies to meet their developmental needs
  • Apply best practices for documentation in the context of clinical supervision
  • Assess the areas that influence the supervisee’s developmental level and use this information to develop appropriate supervision plans
  • Utilize constructive feedback to enhance the supervisory relationship and facilitate supervisee growth and development

Course Sign-Up Form

Price: $ 75.00

Time-Ordered Agenda

  • 5 minutes—Introductions and Disclosures
  • 10 minutes—The Supervisory Process
  • 10 minutes—Ethical Issues, Risk, Liability
  • 10 minutes—Culturally Fluent Clinical Supervision
  • 10 minutes—Model of Clinical Supervision
  • 10 Minutes — Individual vs. Group Supervision
  • 10 Minutes — Observation Models to Enhance Feedback
  • 10 Minutes — Constructive Feedback Strategies
  • 10 Minutes — Personal Values, Biases, and Expectations
  • 10 Minutes — Supervising Diverse Populations
  • 10 Minutes — Resources and Documentation
  • 10 Minutes — Review of Learner Outcomes & Q&A
  • 5 Minutes — Conclusion and Wrap-Up

Disclosures

Financial — Darius Thomas is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dynamic Therapy and earns a regular fee.

Nonfinancial — No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.


Instructional Level

Introductory Level: Instruction at the Introductory Level is generally intended for professionals with novice experience in the content area.


Completion Requirements

Satisfactory completion for all learners includes attendance and completion of the evaluation form and learning assessment within 24 hours of the program. Partial credit is not given at this time.


Presenter

Darius Thomas (he/him/his) is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Dynamic Therapy, an international speech-language pathologist, instructor, mentor, supervisor, global leader, and motivational speaker.


Policies

  • In the event that you need to cancel your registration, we kindly request that you provide written notice of cancellation by sending an email to info@welovedynamictherapy.com.
  • For cancellations made at least 24 hours prior to the start of the class, a full refund will be issued.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours prior to the class, you will receive a gift certificate to attend a future course.
  • In the unlikely event that we need to cancel the course, a 100% refund will be issued.
  • If you have any special requests or require accommodations, please email info@welovedynamictherapy.com at least 48 hours before the course.
  • We welcome any questions, comments, or concerns you may have and ask that you please reach out to us via email at info@welovedynamictherapy.com within 30 days of the event.
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Tuesday, August 1, 2023 – 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm est.

Virtual Course*

*The Zoom link will be sent to you once you have completed the registration process.

A 1-HOUR & 30-MINUTE COURSE FOR $60.00!

Earn 0.15 ASHA CEUs

Course Description

The Building Rapport and Modernizing Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology course is designed to empower clinicians to establish a strong rapport with their clients while embracing modern perspectives and techniques. Participants will learn essential skills to navigate challenging conversations, shift negative dynamics, address past traumas, manage behaviors, and create positive and meaningful therapeutic experiences. The course will also focus on effective documentation, including writing SOAP notes and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). By adopting a dynamic and client-centered approach, clinicians will enhance their abilities to build trusting relationships, remove biases, and adapt to various client preferences and needs.

Course Objectives

  1. Establish genuine rapport with clients, including those who express challenging topics such as demons, guns, or school shootings, to create a safe and supportive therapeutic environment.
  2. Develop strategies to turn negative conversations into positive ones, fostering resilience and promoting growth in clients.
  3. Explore modern viewpoints in speech-language pathology practice and incorporate innovative approaches to enhance therapeutic outcomes.
  4. Understand the impact of past traumas on children and learn effective techniques for addressing and supporting clients with trauma histories.
  5. Acquire behavioral management skills to effectively address challenging behaviors and create a conducive environment for progress.
  6. Learn techniques to pivot and turn sessions around when faced with difficulties or lack of engagement.
  7. Master the art of writing comprehensive SOAP notes that accurately reflect a child’s increased behaviors.
  8. Gain proficiency in developing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for clients who have plateaued, regressed, or demonstrated increased behaviors hindering progress.
  9. Establish and strengthen rapport with clients through client-centered approaches and fostering meaningful relationships.
  10. Identify and overcome biases to ensure equitable and inclusive practice in speech-language pathology.
  11. Effectively navigate situations where a client desires to incorporate secular/religious music into sessions while respecting personal beliefs and maintaining professional boundaries.
  12. Embrace flexibility and adaptability as a dynamic clinician, making effective shifts in approach when necessary.

Course Outline

I. Introduction (20 minutes)

  • Welcome and course overview
  • Importance of building rapport and modernizing your clinical practice

II. Establishing Rapport and Shifting Conversations (10 minutes)

  • Strategies for building trust and rapport with clients when discussing challenging topics
  • Techniques to redirect negative conversations toward positive and growth-oriented dialogue
  • Creating a safe and supportive therapeutic environment

III. Modernizing Clinical Viewpoints (10 minutes)

  • Exploring innovative approaches and evidence-based practices in speech-language pathology
  • Incorporating technology and current research to enhance therapeutic outcomes

IV. Addressing Trauma and Behavioral Management (10 minutes)

  • Understanding the impact of past traumas on children and effective trauma-informed techniques
  • Behavioral management strategies to address challenging behaviors and foster progress

V. Documentation and Progress Monitoring (10 minutes)

  • Writing comprehensive SOAP notes for clients with increased behaviors
  • Developing effective IEPs for clients who have plateaued, regressed, or presented with increased behaviors

VI. Building Rapport and Removing Biases (10 minutes)

  • Techniques for establishing rapport and fostering clinician-child relationships in sessions
  • Identifying and addressing personal biases to ensure equitable practice

VII. Addressing Client Preferences and Professional Boundaries (10 minutes)

  • Handling client requests, such as incorporating secular/spiritual music, while maintaining professional boundaries
  • Strategies for accommodating diverse client needs and preferences

VIII. Conclusion and Becoming a Dynamic Clinician (10 minutes)

  • Recap of key concepts and takeaways
  • Embracing flexibility, adaptability, and growth as a dynamic clinician

Course Design  

This meticulously designed course aims to cultivate a truly exceptional learning environment and experience for all participants. With a deliberate and structured approach to instructional materials, learning activities, and interactive sessions, participants will gain unparalleled access to vital information, invaluable skills, and the opportunity to actively practice and apply what they have learned.


Learner Outcomes

As a result of participating in this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify strategies to shift negative conversations towards positive and growth-oriented dialogue.
  • Describe innovative approaches and evidence-based practices to enhance therapeutic outcomes in speech-language pathology.
  • List behavioral management strategies to address challenging behaviors and create a conducive environment for progress.
  • Write comprehensive SOAP notes that accurately reflect a child’s increased behaviors.
  • Develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for clients who have plateaued, regressed, or presented with increased behaviors, contributing to a lack of progress.
  • Recognize personal biases and implement strategies to remove biases and ensure equitable and inclusive practice.

Course Sign-Up Form

I acknowledge that I may have access to confidential information during the program, including discussions, materials, presentations, client data, trade secrets, and proprietary information disclosed by Dynamic Therapy. I hereby affirm that I will maintain strict confidentiality, not disclose the information to any third party without written authorization from Dynamic Therapy, and understand that unauthorized disclosure may result in legal action and severe consequences. I agree to return or destroy all materials containing confidential information upon completion of the program as directed by Dynamic Therapy. By participating in the program, I acknowledge and agree to abide by this confidentiality agreement.
Price: $ 60.00

 

Disclosures

Financial — Darius Thomas is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dynamic Therapy and earns a regular fee.

Nonfinancial — No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.


Instructional Level

Introductory Level: Instruction at the Introductory Level is generally intended for professionals with novice experience in the content area.


Completion Requirements

Satisfactory completion for all learners includes attendance and completion of the evaluation form and learning assessment within 24 hours of the program. Partial credit is not given at this time.


Presenter

Darius Thomas (he/him/his) is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Dynamic Therapy, an international speech-language pathologist, instructor, mentor, supervisor, global leader, and motivational speaker.


Policies

  • In the event that you need to cancel your registration, we kindly request that you provide written notice of cancellation by sending an email to info@welovedynamictherapy.com.
  • For cancellations made at least 24 hours prior to the start of the class, a full refund will be issued.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours prior to the class, you will receive a gift certificate to attend a future course.
  • In the unlikely event that we need to cancel the course, a 100% refund will be issued.
  • If you have any special requests or require accommodations, please email info@welovedynamictherapy.com at least 48 hours before the course.
  • We welcome any questions, comments, or concerns you may have and ask that you please reach out to us via email at info@welovedynamictherapy.com within 30 days of the event.

 

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm est.

Virtual Course*

*The Zoom link will be sent to you once you have completed the registration process.

 

A 2-HOUR COURSE FOR $150.00!

Earn 0.2 ASHA CEUs

Course Description

Join Darius Thomas, a seasoned entrepreneur, on a transformative course that transcends boundaries and empowers you to become the best version of yourself. Prepare to conquer financial challenges, cultivate meaningful relationships, and achieve unparalleled self-mastery. Through captivating lectures, dynamic interactive discussions, and hands-on exercises, you will unlock a wealth of knowledge and skills that go far beyond traditional boundaries. Darius will ignite your inner fire, push you beyond your limits, and equip you with the tools to navigate obstacles with unwavering confidence. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals equally passionate about personal growth and join us on this exhilarating adventure of discovery and transformation. Break free from limitations, unleash your untapped potential, and embrace the success you’ve always dreamt of. This comprehensive course is your invitation to shine brightly and embrace personal and professional excellence. Don’t miss this opportunity to embark on a life-changing journey. Sign up now and take the first step toward unlocking your true potential. The path to greatness awaits you.

Course Outline and Time-Ordered Agenda

Introduction (5 minutes)
  • Welcome and Introduction to the Course
Module 1: Foundations of Success (10 minutes)
  • Embracing Growth: The Power of a Growth Mindset
  • Resilience and Learning from Failure
  • Cultivating Self-Awareness and Reflection
Module 2: Personal Development and Growth (15 minutes)
  • Discovering Your Strengths and Leveraging Them
  • Goal Setting and Effective Goal Achievement
  • Time Management Strategies for Enhanced Productivity
  • Mastering Effective Communication
Module 3: Leadership and Team Management (10 minutes)
  • Leadership Styles and Approaches
  • Building High-Performing Teams
  • Conflict Resolution and Decision-Making
  • Delegation and Empowerment
Module 4: Personal Life Strategies (10 minutes)
  • Building Healthy Habits and Daily Routines
  • Effective Stress Management Techniques
  • Nurturing Meaningful Relationships
  • Self-Care and Well-being Practices
Module 5: Cultivating Positive Mindset and Happiness (10 minutes)
  • Adopting a Positive Mindset
  • Cultivating Gratitude and Appreciation
  • Techniques for Overcoming Challenges and Adversity
  • Finding Happiness and Fulfillment in Life
Module 6: Emotional Intelligence and Self-Awareness (15 minutes)
  • Understanding and Managing Emotions
  • Developing Empathy and Compassion
  • Enhancing Emotional Intelligence
  • Practicing Mindfulness and Self-Reflection
Module 7: Personal Finance and Money Management (10 minutes)
  • Budgeting and Financial Planning
  • Saving and Investing Strategies
  • Managing Debt and Credit
  • Building a Strong Financial Foundation
Module 8: Personal Growth and Lifelong Learning (15 minutes)
  • Pursuing Continuous Learning and Skill Development
  • Setting Personal Development Goals
  • Cultivating Curiosity and Intellectual Growth
  • Embracing Change and Adaptability
Module 9: Lessons from Life and Personal Growth (15 minutes)
  • A collection of invaluable life lessons covering personal growth, relationships, mindset, well-being, finance, and more.
Conclusion and Q&A (5 minutes)
  • Recap of Key Takeaways
  • Interactive Q&A Session
Disclaimer: The course content provided is for educational purposes only and should not be considered professional advice. Participants are encouraged to consult with relevant professionals and experts for specific guidance.

Course Sign-Up Form

I acknowledge that I may have access to confidential information during the program, including discussions, materials, presentations, client data, trade secrets, and proprietary information disclosed by Dynamic Therapy. I hereby affirm that I will maintain strict confidentiality, not disclose the information to any third party without written authorization from Dynamic Therapy, and understand that unauthorized disclosure may result in legal action and severe consequences. I agree to return or destroy all materials containing confidential information upon completion of the program as directed by Dynamic Therapy. By participating in the program, I acknowledge and agree to abide by this confidentiality agreement.
Price: $ 150.00

Learner Outcomes

As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  1. Identify key principles and strategies for personal and professional growth.
  2. Summarize the concepts of self-awareness, growth mindset, and goal-setting and explain their importance in personal and professional development.
  3. Apply the principles and techniques learned in the course to overcome challenges, set meaningful goals, and enhance their personal and professional lives.
  4. Identify patterns, connections, and underlying factors that contribute to personal and professional success or obstacles.
  5. Integrate different concepts and strategies to create a personalized plan for personal and professional growth, encompassing multiple areas of their life.

Disclosures

Financial — Darius Thomas is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dynamic Therapy and earns a regular fee. Nonfinancial — No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Instructional Level

Introductory Level: Instruction at the Introductory Level is generally intended for professionals with novice experience in the content area.

Completion Requirements

Satisfactory completion for all learners includes attendance and completion of the evaluation form and learning assessment within 24 hours of the program. Partial credit is not given at this time.

Presenter

Darius Thomas (he/him/his) is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Dynamic Therapy, an international speech-language pathologist, instructor, mentor, supervisor, global leader, and motivational speaker.

Policies

  • In the event that you need to cancel your registration, we kindly request that you provide written notice of cancellation by sending an email to info@welovedynamictherapy.com.
  • For cancellations made at least 24 hours prior to the start of the class, a full refund will be issued.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours prior to the class, you will receive a gift certificate to attend a future course.
  • In the unlikely event that we need to cancel the course, a 100% refund will be issued.
  • If you have any special requests or require accommodations, please email info@welovedynamictherapy.com at least 48 hours before the course.
  • We welcome any questions, comments, or concerns you may have and ask that you please reach out to us via email at info@welovedynamictherapy.com within 30 days of the event.
 

Whether you’re getting started in private practice or ready to take your practice to the next level, this course is your one-stop source for essential information and actionable strategies.

This hands-on, modern live online course (via Zoom) will help you kickstart your profitable, dream business.

No matter where you are on your professional journey, our careful planning will help you reach your goals for only $500!

Key Takeaways

• Get practical tips and strategies for creating a business plan, budgeting, setting rates, HIPAA compliance, marketing, and more.

• Learn how to effectively leverage social media to grow your practice.

• Consider ethical issues and how to avoid common pitfalls. (Bonus: This session will count toward ASHA’s certification maintenance professional development requirement for ethics!)

• Explore specialized areas of practice around specific populations, such as AAC, forensic SLP, gender-affirming voice care, nonprofit practice, and more.


EARN 1.4 ASHA CEUs


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

 

Unlock your potential and become a successful private practice owner with our comprehensive course! Our course is designed to empower practitioners at every stage with the tools needed to implement successful strategies for starting, enhancing, supervising, and operating a private practice, whether it’s a group or solo practice. Our course will equip you with skills needed for both life and career planning, as well as the principles and practices that are necessary for being a BOSS! You’ll learn about taxes, budgeting, starting a company, branding, insurance policies, estate planning, benefits, retirement plans, quality of life, organization, time management, and building credit. With this knowledge, you’ll have the confidence to take control of your career and achieve success on your own terms. Don’t let fear hold you back from achieving your dreams. Enroll in our course today and take the first step towards becoming a BOSS!


LEARNER OUTCOMES:

This course will create opportunities that assess knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.

As a result of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Evaluate personal suitability for owning and operating a private practice
  • Analyze the training and licensure requirements for conducting a private practice
  • Assess the factors involved in establishing a private practice, including location, equipment, and staffing
  • Define malpractice insurance and its importance for private practices
  • Explain the contract and negotiation processes involved in private practices
  • Describe insurance, billing, coding, and documentation processes relevant to private practice
  • Select the most appropriate business structure for their state and tax requirements
  • Develop a comprehensive business plan for their private practice
  • Apply for an NPI number and EIN for their practice
  • Explain ethical approaches to setting rates for their services
  • Outline the steps for becoming an insurance provider and working with private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid
  • Describe the basics of billing, including DSM-5 and CPT codes
  • Identify effective marketing strategies for their private practice
  • Summarize 3 ways to comply with HIPAA regulations
  • Develop the necessary skills for managing the business aspect of starting and growing a private practice

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WHY IS THE COURSE OFFERED?

The primary objective of this course is to equip participants with the essential tools to confidently navigate the challenges that may arise in their careers. This course has been designed to address the need for knowledge in the areas of business ownership, life planning, and career planning during college education. The participants will have the opportunity to learn from a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist who has gained successful experience in managing a private practice. Through this course, participants can enhance their skills and build a better understanding of career and life planning.


WHY WAS THE COURSE CREATED?

The course was initially conceptualized for graduate students, and since the fall of 2019, the instructor has worked with 45 graduate clinicians from various colleges and universities globally. During this time, the instructor has provided extensive guidance on the nuances of private practice, a component that is not typically offered during other private practice externships, according to research. At Dynamic Therapy, graduate students are provided with a comprehensive understanding of business operations, from billing to scheduling, enabling them to learn how to manage a business effectively. Given the exceptional quality of the course content, it is now time for others to benefit from this knowledge as it is too valuable to be limited to only a few students.


LEARN MORE ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR HERE.


PROGRAM OUTLINE/TOPICS
Positive affirmations are very powerful because they can release you from negativity, fear, worry, and anxiety. When these affirmations are repeated over and over again, they begin to take charge of your thoughts, slowly changing your pattern of thinking and ultimately changing your life. Due to this, the program will consist of new affirmations weekly. Additionally, participants will create their own affirmations during each class.
Session 1 Class Affirmation: I know a lot about private practice!
⚫ Types of private practices
⚫ Starting a company
⚫ Types of companies
⚫ Trademarks, copyrights, and patents
Session 2 Class Affirmation: I know how to write a business plan!
⚫ Name
⚫ Logo
⚫ Business license  
⚫ Executive summary
⚫ Business description
⚫ Market analysis and strategy
⚫ Marketing and sales plan
⚫ Competitive analysis
⚫ Management and organization description
⚫ Products and services description
⚫ Operating plan
⚫ Financial projection and needs
⚫ Exhibits and appendices
⚫ Executive summary
Session 3 Class Affirmation: I am compliant!
⚫ Documentation
⚫ Billing
⚫ Taxes
⚫ Ethical and legal issues
⚫ Malpractice issues
⚫ Professional liability insurance
Session 4 Class Affirmation: I am a profitable business owner!
⚫ Garnering business
⚫ Standing out
⚫ Advertising the business
⚫ Contracting services
⚫ RFP and bidding process
Session 5 Class Affirmation: I am a dynamic business owner!
⚫ Insurance policies
⚫ Estate planning
⚫ Benefits
⚫ Budgeting
⚫ Quality of life
⚫ Organization
⚫ Time management
⚫ Building your credit
Session 6 Class Affirmation: I am an impressive professional!
⚫ Branding
⚫ Networking
⚫ Resume
⚫ Cover letter
⚫ Email etiquette
⚫ Professionalism
⚫ Dressing for success
Session 7 Class Affirmation: I have a dynamic business plan!
⚫ Show and tell

SPEAKER DISCLOSURES:


Financial — Darius Thomas is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dynamic Therapy and earns a regular fee.

Nonfinancial — No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.


Program Completion Requirements: 

Participants are highly encouraged to attend all sessions. Individuals who are not present for the full course will receive partial credit for the sessions they attend.

Examples Given: If a participant attends only 1 session, they will earn 0.2 ASHA CEUs. If a participant attends only 2 sessions, they will earn 0.4 ASHA CEUs, etc.

Please note that an ASHA CEU is a tenth of an hour. Thus, a one-hour course is equivalent to 0.1 ASHA CEU. In this 7-week course, the maximum ASHA CEUs translates to 1.4 ASHA CEUs (14 hours).


Policies

  • In the event that you need to cancel your registration, we kindly request that you provide written notice of cancellation by sending an email to info@welovedynamictherapy.com.
  • For cancellations made at least 24 hours prior to the start of the class, a full refund will be issued.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours prior to the class, you will receive a gift certificate to attend a future course.
  • In the unlikely event that we need to cancel the course, a 100% refund will be issued.
  • If you have any special requests or require accommodations, please email info@welovedynamictherapy.com at least 48 hours before the course.
  • We welcome any questions, comments, or concerns you may have and ask that you please reach out to us via email at info@welovedynamictherapy.com within 30 days of the event.

Inaugural Cohort (Fall 2021):

Danielle Mondesir
Elizabeth Harriman
Lauren Myers
Maralize Anderson
Sonali Rodrigues

2nd Cohort (Winter 2022)

Brian McDaniel
Caroline Koch
Christian Johnson
Ilona Orlova
Jenai Love
Marlon John
Taloya Walker

3rd Cohort (Fall 2022)

Brenton Sanford
Katherine Scarlett
Tiffany Giles