Finding The Right Support as a Private Practitioner - Networking Groups

June 22, 2017

Finding The Right Support as a Private Practitioner - Networking Groups

Being on your own is not always easy. On the one hand, you might feel isolated and alone in your private practice.

On the other hand you might want to seek advice and support from other practitioners, and learn from their experience.

In order to counteract both of these setbacks of running your private practice, you should consider starting a Networking Group.

Get The Word Out 

You’ll find that many other therapists are looking for the same thing. It is common for people to want networking opportunities, referrals, support and peer supervision. But how can you reach them all?

Finding The Right Support as a Private Practitioner - Networking Groups

Finding The Right Support as a Private Practitioner - Networking Groups

Connect Online 

Your best bet is social media. Online technology lets you connect with a group of people at a click of the mouse. For example, one way is to connect with all practitioners in your area that are connected to your niche through LinkedIn.

Once you’ve added people, you can send a mass message, explaining your intention and the worth of having a Network Group. You will be overwhelmed by the response.

When setting up groups, think about privacy issues. In the end you might find Facebook more suitable for starting a group, as they have flexible privacy settings.

A closed Facebook group can be find through search but not entered without approval. A secret group can’t even be found.

Finding The Right Support as a Private Practitioner - Networking Groups

Networking Groups can Provide a Therapist with a lot of Different Support

Connect Offline 

Once you’ve connected online and been in contact for a while, you can move to meeting offline.

Only take this step once you feel confident and secure with the people in the group. Using the events option of a facebook group, you can agree on a time and place to meet.

At the meeting, you can hand out a contact sheet and make copies for everyone once it is filled in. This way people can contact each other when in need.

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