Using Podcasting to Grow Your Practice

Presented by Melvin Varghese, PhD on 03-28-2016 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern)

Podcasts are rapidly replacing traditional radio for many people. Podcast listenership has tripled in the last five years from 25 million to 75 million listeners, and will surpass one billion annual downloads this year. Google recently joined iTunes (and their 800 million users) in announcing the support of podcasts for its 1.1 billion Android users. One third of the world (or 2.56 billion people) will have access to smartphones that can access podcasts by 2018.

Podcasting offers a unique platform for practicing clinicians to showcase their strengths and connect with others. During this marketing webinar, Dr. Melvin Varghese will discuss how podcasting allows mental health professionals to become an authority within their specialties, build relationships with colleagues all around the world, generate referrals, and create new streams of income.

This webinar is designed for clinicians interested in starting or improving upon an existing podcast and will help clinicians:

  1. Learn how to record a quality podcast from the comfort of one's home or office, using budget friendly equipment.
  2. Edit podcast episodes without overwhelm.
  3. Identify strategies to get one's podcast in front of a large audience.
  4. List five "out of the box" ways to create income through podcasting.

If you have any questions or concerns about this webinar, or would like more information, please contact us here.

How the Web Conference Works

Attendees who register for this event will log in to the web conference center by using a computer and calling in to the teleconference line. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via computer. Live streaming video and/or document sharing will also be available to participants. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions. Attendees may also access the web conference on a smartphone or tablet.

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable.

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All are available to members at no additional cost.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

CE credit hours will be provided by for attending this web conference in its entirety. This course has been approved by, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.5 CE hours. NAADAC Provider #135463,, is responsible for all aspects of this programming. Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.

It is incumbent upon the member to verify whether or not this webinar fulfills the CE requirements for their license by the state, board, or licensing body to which they submit their CE certificate(s).

Registration Information

This marketing webinar is available at no cost to members.

This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.


I really enjoyed the presenter, his passion, and expertise. – Kim Egel, MA, MFT

‚ÄčThis presentation was very useful to the changing professional times. – DeJuana Smith, MS, MDIV

Meet the Presenter

Melvin Varghese, PhD

Melvin Varghese, PhD

Dr. Melvin Varghese is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and the founder and host of Selling The Couch, a podcast and blog that helps current and aspiring mental health practitioners in private practice learn the business, social media, and marketing lessons often not taught to clinicians in academic counseling programs. His "Selling the Couch" podcast was rated one of the Top 15 new podcasts on iTunes and is currently one of the Top 100 Business podcasts in iTunes.

To help his colleagues launch their own podcasts in a supportive environment, Melvin recently launched The Healthcasters, which has become the #1 podcasting course and community for mind/body health and wellness experts.

In his free time, Melvin enjoys landscape photography, sports, hiking, social advocacy, and spending time with his family and friends. You can learn more about Melvin, as well as his future free podcasting workshops, by visiting

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

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    This course has been approved by, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. is responsible for all aspects of their programming.