Private Practice

Book review of The Ethics of Private Practice, by Jeffrey E. Barnett, Jeffrey Zimmerman, & Steven Walfish, reviewed by Mila Ruiz Tecala. more »

Reviews & Commentary

The NASW Code of Ethics does not mention private practice, per does not specifically condone or support private practice, and it does not reject or warn against private practice. It does, however, include a number of relevant ethical standard more »

Ethics 2 Comments

I have five kids and I did it. It was not always easy, but whenever social workers or therapists who are moms, or who want to be moms, ask me how I built a full-time private practice with small children at home, I am quick to say that it really is po more »


After gaining some years of experience under my belt and conducting much research about the business aspects of private practice, I felt confident to venture into this territory of social work, but not without first taking the following steps. more »

Careers 3 Comments

If you are contemplating that jump to private practice in social work, how do you know whether you are ready or not? Given appropriate licensing and experience, you will still have to make that inner decision to go ahead. more »


You've just completed your second year in your first post-graduate social work job. The paperwork is killing you. Supervisors are hounding you. Your salary is barely supporting you. You begin making inquiries about private practice, starting your more »


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