Welcome. This is a Quarterly meeting for psychologists, psychiatrists, LSWs, LPCs, LMFTs or Psych MSNs who have a full or part time Private Practice in Philadelphia or surrounding suburbs.
We meet for lunch, BF, or dinner in Chestnut Hill. The days of the week rotate and are chosen by poll. The purpose is to connect, off set the isolation of pp and informally discuss pp related topics.
Many members are unable to attend the meetings, however, they join to connect with others and use the discussion forum for appropriate posts such as groups or office space.
Networking is not our primary focus. We are here to share the joys and challenges of Private Practice in psychotherapy, to learn, and just hang out.
Format: after brief introductions, we sit at 5-7 smaller tables of 6 ish to allow interaction on topics we each choose. Members volunteer to facilitate the informal discussions. Previous topics included Mindfulness, Marketing Ethics, DBT, Exposure TX, MI, the Biz of PP, blended families, Holistic approaches, working with LGBT couples.
This group is not affiliated with any person or business. No agendas. We meet in a neutral location. This is not a place to market your practice coaching services. We are here as professional peers.
Private practice can be isolating so we use this platform to share experiences with licensed professionals. Leaders do not benefit financially from the group.
There are no dues but we ask that those who attend donate $5. once per calendar yr to cover the annual cost of using the meetup platform and name tags which are our only expenses. This is optional. Contributions can be made once a yr at any event using envelope on the sign in table. As soon as costs are covered, usually by Sept., we stop requests for that yr.
Members MUST be licensed and in active verifiable full or part time private practice. Members are required to provide their PP location and contact info (full PP address/phone no/last name w/ credentials) on their profile along with an identifiable photo of themselves. Please respect our criteria. Do not attempt to join until you are licensed and in an active verifiable PP seeing clients.
Sorry, no exceptions as vetting is critical to our success.
While members are encouraged to post info such as upcoming workshops, etc. and to use their profile to share their PP info and link, this is not set up as a marketing group. Over time cross referrals often naturally occur as we get to know one another but its not our primary purpose.
The group emails, board, or list may not be used to market anything including your services to members nor should this platform or list be used to promote another meet up or group. If we don't keep that part low key it turns into a different kind of vibe so please honor our choice to protect the group as a thriving community to connect as clinicians.