What we're about

Welcome. This is a Quarterly meeting for psychologists, psychiatrists, LCSWs, LPCs, LMFTs, MDs, or Psych MSNs/NPs who have a full or part time Private Practice in Philadelphia or surrounding suburbs.

We meet for a meal in Chestnut Hill bordering Mont. Co. or on Zoom. Days of the wk. rotate. The purpose is to connect, off set the isolation of pp, and informally discuss pp related topics.

Members MUST be licensed and in active verifiable full or part time private practice. Members are required to provide contact info (Full Practice address/practice phone no/real full name w/ credentials) on their profile along with an identifiable photo of just themselves. Web link is optional. Please respect our criteria.

Do not attempt to join until you are licensed here and in an active verifiable PP seeing clients. You need to provide ALL the required info when you join.

Sorry, no exceptions as vetting is critical to our success so membership and format rules comply with ethical and professional standards.

Many 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 4-6 smaller tables of 8-10 to allow interaction on topics we each choose or an open discussion table. Members volunteer to facilitate the informal discussions. Previous topics include Mindfulness, Marketing Ethics, DBT, Exposure TX, the Biz of PP, Holistic approaches, newbie q&a, working with LGBT couples.

Events average 35-45 but the smaller tables allow more intimate interactions.

This group is not affiliated with any person or business. No agendas. We meet in a neutral location. It is not a place to market your practice coaching or affiliated services. We're here as professional peers. We do not discuss cases.

Leaders do not benefit financially from the group. There are no dues but we ask that you donate $5. once per calendar yr to cover the annual cost of using the meetup platform and name tags. Contributions can be made once a yr at any event using envelope or you can contact Deb to use cc, Zelle, Venmo, or check. Deborah-Owens-30

While members are encouraged to post info such as workshops, etc. and to use their profile to share their 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, meetings, or list be used to promote another meet up or similar group.

If we don't keep that part low key it turns into a different kind of vibe. Please honor our choice to protect the group as a thriving community to connect as clinicians and biz owners.

Welcome to the tribe.

Upcoming events (2)

SAVE the DATE, Fri. Feb. 4 on ZOOM

Online event

Save the date. Zoom. RSVPs open in Dec.

If you'd like to facilitate 1 of the 3 topic discussions of 12-15 text Deb[masked] with name of topic you are considering. We need 1 more.

Need 1-2 volunteers to facilitate informal optional networking afterwards. Reply in comments if you can help.

SCHEDULE:

12:00 Welcome

12:15-1:20 Breakout groups with Intros. Pre-register for 1 of 3 Topics. Katie May's amazing VA team will send registrations out about 1 wk. prior to event.

Leaders informally present/share for 20-30 min. then facilitate an interactive dialogue. So far:

* Cultural Competency in Therapy and Supervision w/ Jazrael Turner, LMFT

*Health Psychology w/ Neha Dixit, PhD

1:25-2 Optional informal networking

*We do not charge for events but ask members ONCE each calendar yr. to donate $5. to offset cost of using the meet up platform. For 2022:

Zelle, VENMO, or send check to Deb for $5. to Deborah Owens at[masked] or 7921-A Germantown Ave. Philadelphia PA 19118 [masked] (cell or email work for Zelle account)

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We keep track so you’ll only contribute once a yr. Tax deductible.

Spring Gathering, Save the Date

Market at the Fareway

Looking forward to an outdoor event.

We meet outside for vaccinated members, masks as indicated, over 3 topic tables instead of the usual 5. 2 sections of the lounge area and 1 long table to the left are reserved for us. Topics noted on sign.

SCHEDULE:

12:30-1:00 Grab lunch, deductible, Optional Networking by Water Fall. Volunteers can direct you.

1:10--2:15 After intros, over lunch, leaders present or share informally for 20-30 min. then facilitate a dialogue and Q&A with their group

2:20-3:00 Optional informal networking

FREE PARKING in the Market lot behind the CH Hotel off E. Southampton. If full, Kiosk lot a half block up Germantown Ave next to PNC. Additional lots behind stores on E or W Highland or on Germantown Ave. Look for P signs, or on streets. About $1. per hr. Free parking on some side streets and lower part of Germantown Ave.

You can preorder lunch from 1 of the 7 vendors if you prefer:

Chicko Tako (Korean Fusion) Text[masked] on Thursday 10-3.

If ordering from CH Brewing Co. note QR code at each table. Order by your seat. Server brings lunch to you when ready.

Both good options if rushed or a bit late.

Otherwise when you arrive, pop inside the Market, masks required, to order/grab something from a vendor of your choice to bring outside to your table.

Tokyo Sushi, Southern Flames BBQ (support Black owned businesses), Saigon Noodle Bar, Momos of Tibet (dumplings, smoothies, etc.), Chicko Tako, or Rancks (deli). If you mention our name or Deb, Rancks gives a free drink with your order.

Chicko Tako by door uses beepers to alert you when order is ready.

Preview MENUS on link below or on signage by each vendor. This is a luncheon. The venue allows us to use their space so please purchase food from them.

*We do not charge for events but ask members ONCE each calendar yr. to donate $5. to offset cost of using the meet up platform.

Zelle, VENMO, or send check to Deb for $5. to Deborah Owens at[masked] or 7921-A Germantown Ave. Philadelphia PA 19118 [masked] (cell or email work for Zelle account)

VENMO Deborah-Owens-30

We keep track so you’ll only contribute once a yr. Tax deductible.

2 nice Rest Rooms in rear of Market or you can use the CH Hotel.

Menus: https://www.marketatthefareway.com/menus/

If a table is full you can NOT add a chair. If you arrive later you may need to choose another topic with an open seat. This is critical for our planning when we we are in person. You can leave something on your seat while you go into market to grab lunch or network.

Past events (37)

Fall Gathering, Digest All Details

Market at the Fareway

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