Friday, May 15th, 2015

8:00am Check-In,    8:30am - 4:30pm Workshop

Unfortunately, when  you open a private practice, there isn't a clear guide book to tell you what you need to do, step by step, to create a sound, legal, and ethical practice. Have you felt confused about what you're required to do regarding e-health technology, HIPAA, or creating a private practice? Have you wondered if you chose the right legal structure for your business to give you tax advantages or protection from liability? Do you wonder what it takes to build a practice that is successful and not stressful? 


Whether you've had a private practice for a while or are thinking about starting one in the future, this workshop will provide you with helpful information and tips to build a solid practice. Topics include how to comply with the health information exchange (HIE) requirements from the 2015 EHR mandate, HIPAA 101 for private practice, including HIPAA Security Rule compliance, considerations for the legal structure of your business, marketing ideas, and more! Have questions about running your practice or how to start one? Ask our panel of successful private practice clinicians. Event held at Parkdale Plaza, 1660 S Highway 100, St Louis Park, MN 55416.


WANT MORE INFORMATION? Call Annie at 612-325-2919 or Heidi at 763-291-5505.  

Your Presenters:

Annie Schwain

Annie Schwain, MA, LADC, LAMFT is the owner of Voda Counseling, a private practice located in St Louis Park, specializing in working with addiction, recovery, chemical health assessments, and couples, using emotionally focused therapy. She has provided education to solo and small group providers regarding e-health technology and the 2015 MN mandate for interoperable electronic health records in a number of settings and has written newsletter articles to inform and engage clinicians. 


Roy Huggins, LPC NCC is a professional counselor and recognized expert on legal and ethical issues in mental health information technology as well as the Director of Person-Centered Tech, a firm dedicated to helping mental health professionals get up to speed on technology in clinical practice. He is the Technology Committee Chair for the Oregon Counseling Association, an Advisory Board member for the Zur Institute, and an ethics instructor for the Portland State University Counseling program. He is also a happy refugee from the information technology industry.


Mark Berglund, Attorney at Law is a general practitioner with Berglund & Berglund, Ltd. in Anoka, MN since 2004.  Among other areas of the law, his practice includes advising professionals in the proper organization of their business structure.  Mr. Berglund will discuss this topic and answer questions regarding the best ways to ensure that the professional is afforded all the protections of Minnesota Corporate Statutes when running their business.


Michael P. Haag, Attorney at Law is with Haag Law Offices, P.A., with offices in White Bear Lake and Minneapolis. Michael concentrates his practice in Municipal Law, Business and Corporate Law & Estate Planning, Tax and Probate. His extensive tax background includes a clerkship in the legal division of the Minnesota Department of Revenue, and employment as a Tax Associate for Arthur Andersen, LLP. He serves on the board of several nonprofit organizations, was a Planning Commissioner for the City of Coon Rapids, and is a regular speaker and published author on nonprofit, corporate and tax issues. 


Heidi Waldoch, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MN State and AAMFT Board Approved Supervisor, and owner of Bridging Hope Counseling.  She works with adolescents, teens, adults and couples.  She brings her skills into the community, networking, and working in schools doing counseling and DBT skills groups.  Heidi is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), trained in individual and group DBT, and works with clients struggling with trauma, sexual and physical abuse, anxiety, and PTSD.  Heidi can reconnect family members faced with uncomfortable issues to focus on what matters.  


Renee Segal, MA, LMFT is an LMFT in private practice with Segal Psychotherapy in Minnetonka. She specializes in helping couples rebuild trust lost from infidelity, betrayal, and addictions. Renee works with sex addiction and other sexual compulsivity, childhood sexual abuse, rape, and sexual assault. She also has specialized training in trauma and sex therapy, and is currently working toward certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy. A yoga teacher, avid bicyclist, and a runner, which brings her work/life balance. Renee loves to help other therapists begin their journey into private practice and help them understand the business aspects of private practice.


Michelle Hunt-Graham is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist. As a certified Narrative Therapist she uses Narrative ideas and approaches as the foundation of her work. Sometimes called collaborative therapy, these are a growing set of ethically based and innovative therapy ideas that recognize people use narrative, or story, to make meaning of their lives and identity and as such can re-author them. People re-author life according to intentions, purpose, values, beliefs, hopes, dreams, visions and commitments to ways of living. Michelle creatively consults with individuals, couples, families and groups in accessing knowledge and abilities that may or may not be fully considered in the hope that they might provide new possibilities and ways to address the concerns that bring people to therapy. Michelle is also trained in both individual and group skills Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and has completed Mindfulness based Stress Reduction instruction. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota and her Master’s degree at Adler Graduate School.

Matt Diehl accountant with Diehl's Accounting