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10 Building Blocks to Creating the Private Practice of Your Dreams with Sherry Shockey-Pope, LMFT, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members

  • 09/07/2018
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa


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Presented By: Sherry Shockey-Pope, LMFT, Therapist Practice in a Box, Riverside, CA. 

About our speaker

Sherry Shockey-Pope, LMFT #37209 created Therapist Practice in a Box because she wanted to fill a need in helping graduate students to set their foundation and guide new therapists in business building. She believes all therapists can create a successful, profitable, and flourishing practice, while following legal and ethical best practices. 

Sherry is co-owner of Central Counseling Services, a successful and vibrant group practice in Riverside, CA.  Her practice serves over 625 clients a month, and she supervises a staff of 15 associates and licensed clinicians. 

Sherry says, "We spend a great amount of time, energy and money learning how to become excellent therapists. We develop our skill sets to deliver high-quality services to those we serve. However, in most of our graduate school programs, we do not have any information on how to develop or manage a business. 

We lack resources and know-how to step out and create a business or marketing plan. Many therapists have encumbered large student loan debt, and then go further into debt to build a private practice. 

We begin to doubt ourselves and our abilities, and we do not know how to price our services. We are worried about handling our practice marketing in a legal and ethic way. We often settle for the safest route of agency of government work. After a few years, we become dissatisfied and burned out. We may even fear that we made the wrong career choice. 

This program will save therapist time, money and stress as this presentation will provide hope and inspiration. It will provide practical tips for building a profitable and successful private practice, mindful of legal and ethical best practices.  This presentation will help therapists move through the mindset of fear, lack, and uncertainty by providing actionable steps that can be taken, even by introverts."   

Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

1. Learn at least three legal and ethical easy marketing skills they can use in their practice today.

2. Understand the legal and ethical standards of marketing and advertising.

3. Know the basic guidelines needed to develop an online presence and increase your client load while staying professional, and following legal and ethical best practices. 

10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email

CEU Certificate: You must stay for the entire meeting to receive your certificate. If you have signed IN and OUT of the course, you will receive an email with a link to the course evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, the CE Certificate will open. If you do not immediately see the certificate, check your downloads folder. Fill in your name and license number on the certificate, and right click on it to save it to your own computer. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

CEUs are free for RECAMFT members, or members of other CAMFT Chapters. Non-members who desire CEUs pay $15.

Grievances: direct grievances to, and/or the chapter president at

Map to Odd Fellows Hall here

Are you looking for help? Find therapists offering free natural disaster and crisis sessions here.  Please check out Visit the NAMI Warmline. Take a trauma-informed yoga class.  We will recover together! 

¿Buscas ayuda? Encuentre terapeutas que ofrezcan sesiones gratuitas de crisis y desastres naturales aquí. Visite Visite la NAMI Warmline. Toma una clase de yoga informada sobre el trauma. ¡Nos recuperaremos juntos!

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