Discussion Board

Professional Practices Webinar Series

Upcoming Events (Coming Soon)

Chair: Marianne O’Leary, Ph.D.

Co-Chair: Selena Snowe, Ph.D.

Mission/Role: The Professional Practice Committee serves as a resource for MPA Members in professional practice. The role of the committee is to address clinical practice issues and provide information and opportunities to aid practitioners in maintaining and growing sound practices. The committee addresses a variety of issues such as business information, forms, insurance considerations, and resources for evidence-based practice.

Vision: The Professional Practice committee aspires to provide ethically sound resources and best practices for the management of private practices across clinical and business related issues. Furthermore, this committee desires to foster a community of practitioners that support one another through information sharing and collaboration.

Highlights from 2018-2019:

  • Worked diligently to bring trusted and valuable information related to professional practice to MPA members in various formats. Listened to member needs and desires to create innovative options for dissemination of information and networking opportunities. 
    1. Launched the Professional Practice Toolkit on the new MPA website. The PPT contains helpful information compiled or obtained by the committee and posted for member use in a user-friendly format. The committee views the launch as the beginning of an ongoing effort to provide a library of information on topics that we often grapple with individually. Examples of resource documents in the Toolkit are: hiring an administrator, professional wills, HIPAA overview, closing your practice, record keeping, loan repayment and others.


    1. Launched a new webinar series focused on Professional Practice topics, including insurance issues, managing money in private practice, telehealth, and reporting requirements.


    1. Held the annual Business of Practice event focused on Finances in Private Practice. The event was well attended, and feedback indicated that members desired more time allotted for the topics. Thus, the next Business of Practice event will be a full day workshop with more time for panel discussions as well as meaningful networking opportunities.