Most training and expertise possessed by counselors involve clinical aspects of what occurs within counseling sessions with clients. However, practice management involves dynamics and strategies related to aspects of counseling that occur outside the counseling session but with the best interests of clients in mind. Practice management is of particular importance to counselors who own a private practice because, as small business owners, they are the ones responsible for the day-to-day operations of their practice. This entry addresses the legal, ethical, business, and personal aspects of managing a practice in the field of counseling.

Legal Aspects

Counselors need to be aware of the legal aspects involved in a practice. Governing boards of examiners oversee the profession of counseling in each state or region. Counselors should be aware ...

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