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Private Practice Masterclass: The Essentials for Setting Up a Successful Private Psychiatric Practice

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About The Course

Embark on our “Private Practice Masterclass” to acquire vital skills for a thriving private psychiatric practice. With engaging video lectures, case studies, quizzes, and activities learn effective mental models, navigate practice pros and cons, establish formalities, strategize marketing, and implement quality improvement techniques. Master Private psychiatric practice setup, starting a clinic, mental health practice requirements, and more in this comprehensive course. Elevate your practice with essential insights for success.

What You'll Learn

  • Consider the role of adopting effective mental models in setting up private practice
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of private psychiatric practice
  • Explore the formalities and requirements of establishing a private psychiatric practice
  • Discuss a range of strategies for how to best market your practice
  • Explore detailed quality improvement strategies to enhance practice performance and maximise efficiency

Course Programme

3 Units | 17 Modules | 7.5 hours total length

  • From Clinician to Entrepreneur
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Private Practice
  • Resource Management as an Entrepreneur
  • Knowledge Management
  • Key Aspects in Setting Up a Private Practice
  • Measuring Success
  • Private Practice as a Business Structure
  • Essential Registrations and Applications
  • Financial Management
  • Patient Communications
  • A Normal Private Practice Day
  • Quality and Process Evaluation
  • Laws of Marketing
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Provider, Medico-legal & Other Considerations
  • Niches in Psychiatry
  • Navigating Complexities: Case Studies: Legal Reporting, Handling Gifts, Fitness to Drive, Coping after Suicide, Telehealth, Ending Treatment, Being Recorded, Handing Backdated Complaints...
  • Doctor's Self Care and Final Thoughts

Course Description

Private Practice Masterclass: The Essentials for Setting Up a Successful Private Psychiatric Practice.

Welcome to “Private Practice Masterclass: The Essentials.” Delve in to a transformative journey with Dr. Sanil Rege as he guides you through the intricate process of establishing a thriving private psychiatric practice. This masterclass equips participants with essential skills for adopting effective mental models, assessing the pros and cons of private practice, navigating establishment formalities, mastering marketing strategies, and implementing quality improvement strategies for optimal practice performance. Engage with video lectures, case studies, activities, and quizzes for a comprehensive learning experience.

This immersive course, spanning approximately 7.5 hours, offers a dynamic blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Participants can claim 7.5 CPD hours, with allocations of 5 hours for Educational Activity, 1 hour for Reviewing Performance, and 1.5 hours for Measuring Outcomes, contributing significantly to ongoing professional development.

In Unit 1, ‘Establishing an Effective Mindset in Private Psychiatry Practice‘, Dr. Rege shares his personal experiences, blending clinical expertise with entrepreneurial insights. Gain invaluable knowledge on adopting effective mental models and developing SMART goals to pave the way for a thriving private practice. Some of the key points covered in this unit are,

  • From Clinician to Entrepreneur – Navigate the transition from clinician to entrepreneur by understanding the crucial mindset shift required for a successful private practice.
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Private Practice – Learn from Dr. Rege’s experiences and discover the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship, and systematic innovation. Explore the CANMEDS model as a tool for becoming a well-rounded business owner and a competent practitioner.
  • Resource Management as an Entrepreneur – Uncover the significance of resource management and its role in efficiently shifting resources to enhance value in private practice.
  • Knowledge as a Rich Resource
    • Identify key resources essential for success.
    • Explore diagnostic models, frameworks, and cognitive biases that influence decision-making.
    • Engage in a Checkpoint Activitie to recognize different types of biases.
  • Key Aspects in Setting Up a Private Practice – Delve into Dr. Rege’s insights on spotting opportunities and effectively managing risks in the process of setting up a private practice.
  • Measuring Success
    • Understand the subjective nature of success and its diverse meanings.
    • Explore different mindsets, potential barriers to success, and the neurobiological processes driving human responses.
    • Prepare for checkpoint activities, including an exploration of the neurobiology of success and recognizing limitations to prevent burnout.

In Unit 2, Deep Dive into Establishing a Private Psychiatric Practice with Dr Sanil Rege as he guides you through a comprehensive series of video lectures, slides, checkpoint activities, and reflective exercises designed to empower you in maximizing efficiency and achieving success in private practice. In this module, Dr. Rege shares invaluable insights on the first three months of setting up a private practice, creating a quality improvement framework, building a strong referral base, and mastering the essential principles of marketing. Some of the key points covered in this unit are,

  • Private Practice as a Business Structure (Part 1)
  • Essential Registrations & Applications
  • Administration and Staff Management Structures
  • Financial Management
  • Patient Communications and 291 Billing
  • A Normal Private Practice Day (Example)
  • Quality and Process Evaluation
  • Laws of Marketing

In Unit 3, Special and Complex Situations, Dr. Sanil Rege delves into the intricacies of special situations that may arise in a psychiatric practice. This comprehensive discussion addresses various aspects, ranging from frequently asked questions by private psychiatry practitioners to the challenges of establishing a successful business. Dr. Rege explores niche business opportunities within psychiatry and provides insights into common complexities and medico-legal considerations that entrepreneurs may encounter on their journey. The module also includes case studies to illustrate key concepts covered in the video lectures. Some of the key points covered in this unit are,

  • Frequently Asked Questions Part 1: Medicare Considerations
  • Frequently Asked Questions Part 2: Attending court as an expert witness
  • Frequently Asked Questions Part 3: Common letter requests and Legal obligations
  • Niches in Psychiatry Part 1: Advantages and Disadvantages of Specialising, Developing a Specialist ADHD Practice, Example of a typical contract, Aspects to consider
  • Niches in Psychiatry Part 2: Other Niche Areas in Private Practice, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Navigating Complexities & Challenges: Ethics, Medicolegal issues
  • Negligence and Professional Liability: Case study 1 – Agency report request and Reflect, Case study 2 – Lease issues and Reflect
  • Contract Clauses & Fitness to Drive Requests: Accepting gifts and Fitness to drive guidance.
  • Coping after patient suicide: Instances of suicide, The aftermath of suicide
  • Telehealth: Setting up a Telehealth practice, Telehealth – Duty of care, Clinical considerations, Adverse outcomes, MBS numbers, Medicare Item numbers, Global Assessment of Functioning scale
  • Terminating Treatment
  • Doctor Self Care

While our Academy members enjoy exclusive access to a range of courses and webinars (including this course) with their annual membership, we’re pleased to offer you the opportunity to purchase the Private Practice Masterclass Curriculum which includes access to the below courses,

  1. Private Practice Masterclass: The Essentials for Setting Up a Successful Private Psychiatric Practice
  2. Financial Foundations for Medical Minds: Unlocking Accounting and Finance for Doctors

In Financial Foundations for Medical Minds, we’ll explore the fundamental principles of financial management tailored for medical clinicians.

This content is especially beneficial for individuals embarking on a private practice journey or those seeking a clear understanding of the various company types and tax structures available to them.

Topics covered include:

  • Differences between personal finances, investments and other money management strategies.
  • Impact of different tax and accountancy based decisions at different points in one’s career.
  • Insights into the four different business structures and their wider implications.
  • Recognise the importance of managing your financial affairs and reviewing them regularly.

Click here to purchase this curriculum individually – Private Practice Masterclass Curriculum

Discover the essentials of launching your private psychiatric practice through engaging video lectures, activities, and quizzes. Set yourself up for success-enrol now!

Course Information

  • 7.5 Hours
  • 7.5 CPD


  • 7+ hours of video
  • Case Studies
  • Self-assessment
  • Certificate of Completion

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Sanil Rege Dr. Sanil Rege MBBS, MRCPsych, FRANZCP

With extensive teaching experience through various psychiatry education initiatives, Sanil is renowned as a motivational training facilitator who promotes fruitful discussion and collaboration.

As the Academic Lead of Psych Scene and Chief Editor of Psych Scene Hub, he aspires to make a difference in mental health by empowering healthcare professionals to advance their skills and career through the provision of specialised training and education.

Sanil is also founder of Vita Healthcare, a private clinic in Mount Eliza specialising in adult mental healthcare, with over 10 years of private practice experience treating disorders across the spectrum. He currently works in the community, across in-patient, consultation-liaison and addiction psychiatry spaces. 

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