The Administrative Challenge of (Play) Therapy meets a need rarely met in the professional psychotherapy literature. Budding psychotherapists in general and play therapists in particular learn a variety of theories, methods and techniques, but very often they are not well equipped to deal with the multiple financial , administrative and technical challenges they are required to face when they attempt to run a successful agency or establish a thriving private practice. In this book some successful experienced therapist generously share their history of struggles with financial and managerial issues, with questions of referrals, case loads, clinic ecology, intake procedures, supervision and consultation, etc. This book is a nice gift to beginners but also to experienced therapists who wish to improve their skills in running their business or agency.
Shlomo Ariel, Ph.D, Expert-Supervisor of Clinical Psychology and Family Therapy, an international trainer of integrative psychotherapy and play therapy
This book is a wonderful resource that covers the essential administrative questions for play therapists, whether they are starting out in practice, working in schools, or doing home-based therapy. Each author offers relevant, practical ideas based on their own personal and professional experiences. Highly recommended!
Liana Lowenstein, MSW, author, consultant, play therapist
This book captured me and held my attention from the very first page until the last. Allan Gonsher brilliantly explains and extensively illustrates with his peers/colleagues exactly what success looks like for those entering into the profession. This book takes the difficulty and frustration out of entering into the private practice world and offers a few words of simple, albeit practical advice. The Administrative Challenge of (Play)Therapy offers its readers an inside glimpse into the world of private practice across many different settings. And while it is an extraordinary resource, I certainly wish that this book was available when I was in graduate school!
David Schatzkame, LMHC, RPT-S