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Get two full days of workshops plus six months support, access, training, community, and accountability to build and grow your practice.

OPENING AGAIN IN 2024!

About Clinicians of Color, LLC

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I’ve spent my entire life fighting to prove that I belonged and deserved to be in predominantly white institutions. ...I decided that wasn’t the fight I wanted anymore.

Nikole Hannah-Jones

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Lisa Savage

When I decided that trying to fit in, proving myself, being part of systems that didn't recognize my value, I knew I needed to make a change. I needed to use my voice, skills, and passion to create an opportunity that would allow me to thrive. I was the only Black provider working in an extensive well-known practice. I'll never forget the day that the office manager scolded me about using the word "yall ."It wasn't long after that I took my Ivy league diploma and got my uppity negro behind out of there. I literally moved into an office right next door to them. In a few years, their practice closed while mine was thriving! I never looked back. I enjoyed having a flexible schedule, making financial goals, and having creative freedom.

My practice is huge. That certainly wasn't my intent when I started as a solo practitioner. It wasn't until I realized that the communities I wanted to serve needed the services. I also knew that representation was necessary. At the point at which I went into practice, there were very few BIPOC providers in Delaware. So I listened to the call and knew it meant I needed to show up for the people I most wanted to serve.

Many years ago, I started the University of Private Practice. It was a simple platform designed to help BIPOC professionals get their practices off the ground. Then I met Kim Knight, and from the jump, we meshed well. Kim brings a background of not only being a mental health professional, but she has an MBA. Her business savvy is an excellent and easy choice for a business partner. Kim brings the calm, and I bring the storm. LOL. Since we met, I've watched her grow from a solo practice to a group practice and build a dope business that is meeting the needs of Black women in New York and Georgia. We changed tracks and founded Clinicians of Color, LLC because we knew other dope providers needed technical support, access, training, and community. Together we have helped hundreds of providers build practices across the country.

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Kim Knight

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Words From a Past Intensive Student...

"Good morning, Lisa, I would like to thank you for all the gems you continue to give away. In 2018 or 2019, I attended a month-long training by COC. Can I tell you that the event changed my life? I was on the fence starting my own private practice, and after seeing all of the awesome black women and men discuss being in business and doing their way, I took the leap. I have been in business FT since November 2019.

It has been the most rewarding and best self-care I have given to myself being a Mental Health Counselor.

I was able to be more intentional surrounding the support I was able to offer to my clients and myself. Of course, like anything, I recognize there is more to this Mental Health Field outside of just seeing clients one-on-one. So, I am taking another leap of faith and is looking to introduce course material to my practice. I am excited and also anxious about this new adventure, but grateful for clinicians as yourself, who have set a foundation that supports me."

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Why join the intensive?

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This process requires support. Being in private practice can feel “hella” isolating.

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Learn new stuff! Even though I've been practicing for years, I remain open to learning new stuff.

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Challenge and change your mindset. You know it's the primary reason many businesses fail, right?

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Get questions answered. Legal, financial, clinical issues arise all the time.

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Growth. How long do you want to be seeing 25-30 clients a week? This is the path to burnout

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Community. Be part of a community that understands your needs and will hold you accountable.

What's Included in the Intensive?

Accontability
Groups

Personal community to help you reach your goals

5 Post-Intensive sessions

For anything we don’t cover in the two days

Access to all of the recorded sessions

For 6 months, so you can review everything you've learned

Two Full Days of Workshops
(April 9 & April 30, 11am-5pm EST)

Mind Matters/Vision/Purpose—All Attendees

Business and trademark attorney

  • employment concerns
  • contract questions
  • protecting your intellectual property
  • business structure guidance

Business Basics/hiring/employees/contractors

Transitioning from a full-time job to a full-time PP

Money Matters--- All Attendees

  • Setting fees and overcoming psychological obstacles to financial matters
  • Personal expenses worksheet
  • Business Expenses Worksheet
  • Psychological/Emotional Barriers

Building caseload

  • How many clients do I need to see based on income goals?
  • How do I build my caseload (marketing)

Setting up group contracts

  • Make sure you have NPI2

Hiring employees (licensed, pre-licensed, interns)

  • Supervision
  • Employees vs. contractors/the differences and legal ramifications/sample splits/how to create salaries.

Forms, worksheets, video presentations from colleagues

Profit First Presentation

Bookkeeper vs. Accountant

  • What's the difference?
  • Do I need both?
  • Average cost

Bookkeeping (live presentation) knowing if your business is profitable and thriving

Budgeting

Managing Finances

  • Reading financial reports
  • profit loss
  • business analysis
  • Accountant (live presentation)
  • How to determine your salary
  • tax planning
  • business tax implications (sole prop vs. LLC vs. S-corp)
  • write-offs
  • How to pay yourself

Live presentation – Financial Planners

  • Retirement Savings options
  • SEP and Roth IRA–

Insurance

  • Submitting claims
  • Sample letter asking for an increase
  • OON (learning how to verbalize with clients)
  • Understanding OON benefits
  • balance billing
  • superbills or claims submitted directly
  • HSA/FSA

Practice Essentials

  • EHR vs. paper
  • Sample EHRs
  • Overview of Simple Practice/Therapy Notes 

HIPAA Compliance

  • Communications
  • BAAs
  • Phone
  • Email Services
  • Fax Services

Audits

  • How to pass
  • How to prepare

Intake

  • The process from inquiry to the first session
  • Provide sample intake packet (what's required)
  • HIPAA Training
  • Informed Consent
  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • Telehealth
  • Practice Policies
  • Creating a no-show policy
  • Cancellation policy
  • Biopsychosocial
  • Screenings
  • GAD
  • PHQ-9
  • ACES
  • DASS-21
  • Parental Consent for children

Employee/Contractor stuff

  • Hiring and Onboarding new staff
  • orientation process
  • employee manuals
  • how much to pay employees (salary vs. hourly)
  • employee calculations
  • Supervision schedules (group and individual)
  • Performance Evaluations
  • Terminating employees

Clinical documentation

  • Treatment Plans/Notes
  • What's required by insurance companies
  • Sample templates
  • Can checkboxes work?
  • Termination process (clients)
  • Seeking Professional Consultation

Branding and Marketing  Expert *2-hour session*

  • Avatar
  • Niche Development
  • Practice Profiles for Directories
  • Networking
    • colleagues
    • doctors
    • lawyers
    • daycares
    • schools
  • Creating an Online presence
  • Psychoeducation
  • screenings
  • short videos
  • blogging

Website

  • SEO Expert

Growth/Scaling

  • How to create a multi-state telehealth practice
  • Additional streams of income
    • speaking engagements
    • eBooks
    • creating training
    • recordings
    • creating products based on niche/specialty 
    • monetizing podcasts
    • consultations
    • teaching
    • groups retreats
    • creating workshops

Wrap up/questions/next steps/accountability actions

Five Post Intensive Sessions

Each 1.5 hours unless otherwise noted.

Session one

  • The process from inquiry to the first session
  • Provide sample intake packet (what's required)
  • HIPAA Training
  • Informed Consent
  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • Telehealth
  • Practice Policies
  • Creating a no-show policy
  • Cancellation policy
  • Biopsychosocial
  • Screenings
  • GAD
  • PHQ-9
  • ACES
  • DASS-21
  • Parental Consent for children

Session two

Employee/Contractor stuff

  • Hiring and Onboarding new staff
  • orientation process
  • employee manuals
  • how much to pay employees (salary vs. hourly)
  • employee calculations
  • Supervision schedules (group and individual)
  • Performance Evaluations
  • Terminating employees

Session three 

‘Clinical documentation

  • Treatment Plans/Notes
  • What's required by insurance companies
  • Sample templates
  • Can checkboxes work?
  • Termination process (clients)
  • Seeking Professional Consultation

Session four Two hours

Branding and Marketing  Expert *2-hour session*

  • Avatar
  • Niche Development
  • Practice Profiles for Directories
  • Networking
    • colleagues
    • doctors
    • lawyers
    • daycares
    • schools
  • Creating an Online presence
  • Psychoeducation
  • screenings
  • short videos
  • blogging

Website

  • SEO Expert

Session Five

Growth/Scaling

  • How to create a multi-state telehealth practice
  • Additional streams of income
    • speaking engagements
    • eBooks
    • creating training
    • recordings
    • creating products based on niche/specialty 
    • monetizing podcasts
    • consultations
    • teaching
    • groups retreats
    • creating workshops

Wrap up/questions/next steps/accountability actions

So basically, everything you need to get started and/or grow and scale your practice!

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COC is here to take you to the next level!

OPENING AGAIN IN 2024!