Private psychological practice is impossible without specialized education. Also desirable experience as a psychologist in any organization. If you've got professional experience and is ready to start working independently – to study the market of psychological services in your town, determine the specific type of activity that you will do, and proceed to legal registration.
First of all you need to pass the state registration of the organization – usually budding private practice psychologists are registered as individual entrepreneurs or entrepreneurs without education of the legal entity. You will need to register with tax authorities (select the system on which you pay taxes – common regime or the simplified tax system), and also in pension, medical and social funds. Open a Bank account, purchase a print for documents and cash register. Determine how you will lead the accounting Department – if you do not decide to undertake this yourself, contact a firm providing accounting services, or hire a free-lance accountant. License for the provision of psychological services in our country is not required if you do not plan to carry out the activities of medical or educational character.
Rent a room, not necessarily in a prestigious neighborhood, yet close to transport interchanges and in a quiet place. No matter how great the temptation to save money and to receive clients in his own apartment – do not give in. Private space should remain private. To determine the cost of your services. Novice professionals are usually not put very high prices in order to attract customers, it's important to evaluate their services cheaper than they really are.
Major investments will require advertising. You may want to create your own website. Join the cooperation with major psychological centers, for example, at the holding on the basis of their self-developed training programs. This way you will help to create their own name and will attract customers.
Advice 2: How to start working as a psychologist
The first steps in the profession of a psychologist is the hardest. On the one hand, a young professional, energetic, eager to use acquired knowledge, to help people and change the world for the better. On the other – he lacks practical experience. To take its rightful place in the professional field, it needs to create optimal conditions for a good career start.
You will need
- - a diploma of higher professional education;
- - summary;
- - certificate of state registration of individual entrepreneur.
Select the scope of psychological practice in which you would like to develop. It could be child psychology, family counseling, work in correctional, medical and educational institutions, social rehabilitation centers, etc to Large enterprises and organizations also often employ a psychologist dealing with issues of selection and motivation of personnel. Actively developing in recent time private psychological centres, attracting graduates to conduct individual and group sessions.
Make a summary. Mention high school, from which he graduated, passed courses of improvement of qualification, professional training and seminars. List the existing diplomas, certificates and other documents confirming the availability of special training on a particular area of psychology. Don't forget to tell about practical experience, for example if you combined studies at the Institute and a job as an assistant psychologist. Write about the important consultations that you volunteer without signing an employment contract.
Send resume to recruitment agencies, personnel services of enterprises and organizations, where there is a post of the psychologist. Contact potential employers directly: call in schools, kindergartens, psychological centers, make an appointment, leave your contacts so that whenever a vacancy you can contact. Give ad on newspaper free classified ads in your area. Leave a message on a local Internet forum. Tell friends about what you are interested in employment. The more people know about it, the better your chances of finding your dream job.
Conduct individual counseling. This can be done in parallel with the search for the main place of work. Perhaps in the future you can even abandon the idea to work in the institution and fully concentrate on private practice. At first, not necessary to rent an office, furnish it with expensive furniture and hire a Secretary. You can advise their customer on their site, at home, in any warm and friendly atmosphere. People, ultimately, will be remembered not the color of the Wallpaper in the room, and how effectively you helped them solve the problem. However, starting a private business, must register as an individual entrepreneur. This is to ensure that you do not have any problems with the payment of taxes.
Be active and purposeful. Engage in constant self-education, attend specialized courses and trainings on psychological fields. The more modern trends and theories, you will know, the more options for cooperation will be able to offer their clients and employers, and the greater will be your "cost" in the labour market.
Advice 3: How to obtain a license for private practice
If you consider yourself a good doctor, patients are lining up to get in line, and at the same salary no longer becomes possible, it's time to think about how to open a private practice. According to Russian legislation, you will need to obtain a license for medical activities.
You will need
- - doctor's diploma, certificate, refresher courses, etc.;
- - at least 5 years of medical practice.
First register as a private entrepreneur and find suitable premises. Complete your rental agreement and make repairs to the premises caused trust in patients.
Prepare the office to visit SES – purchase sterilising solutions, disinfectants, notebooks for recording daily sterilizations, etc. (the list you are given in the SES). In addition, purchase all necessary furniture and equipment for medical practices, and this list is also defined by the Ministry of health and social development of the Russian Federation.
Contact the company that has the license for export of household and medical waste, and sign the corresponding contract. Here get a special box for medical waste. In addition, you will need a contract for disposal of fluorescent lamps.
Invite your neighbours and friends to check (don't forget to pay a visit to the Commission). If everything is in order they will provide you with a verification report (usually no longer than a week). A month later, the act will sign the chief physician of SES. Take the signed deed to the city of SES, based on it you will make a formal conclusion (a month later).
Meanwhile prepare for the visit of the licensing Committee. Buy and put on accounting of cash register and personal printing.
For all equipment prepare the documents confirming the legality of the acquisition. The absence of any device from a list may be cause for denial of license (even if it is not required for operation, you still have to buy).
Prepare documents proving your doctoral achievements: diploma, certificate, refresher courses, etc. in addition, you will need documents about medical experience, at least 5 years of experience in a clinic or hospital. Please note that teaching experience is not taken into account.
If all documents are in order, in a couple of weeks wait for the license fee (don't forget to pay a visit). To eliminate the deficiencies found will give you two months, if all is in order, the Commission will draw up an act of inspection.
Wait until the meeting of the licensing Committee (normally no more than two weeks), it will be a decision about granting you a license to practice medicine. An extract from the minutes of the meeting can already begin to work, showing her clients, asking the question about the license.
Finally, when the license is ready (a few months), pay it and get. Now you can safely operate and accept patients.