Developing a Successful and Profitable Group Practice

Developing a Successful and Profitable Group Practice

Presented by Joe Bavonese, PhD on 09-17-2018 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 10:30 a.m. Pacific (1:30 p.m.. Eastern)

Many private practitioners have found that a full solo practice may not generate enough income for them to live the lifestyle of their dreams – such as saving for retirement, paying for college education for their children, and going on vacations. Some have started group practices, only to find they are working more hours and generating less take-home income. When done correctly, however, group practice can help owners serve thousands of people in their community, fulfill all of their income needs, and provide the freedom to create the lifestyle they most prefer.

In this 90-minute marketing webinar, Dr. Joe Bavonese will discuss the most common mistakes group practice leaders make, and the key principles necessary to transform those mistakes into a smooth-running, profitable operation. Dr. Bavonese will draw from his experience running a profitable a group psychotherapy practice since 2000 which now employs 26 therapists in three locations and coaching hundreds of group practice owners. ,

This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1.   Assess the pros, cons, benefits, and risks of starting a group practice.
  2.   Select and hire the right associates for one's group practice.
  3.   Compile the crucial metrics that must be tracked in a profitable group practice.
  4.   Compare the benefits of having independent contractors or employees for clinical staff.
  5.   Create the best pay structure for group practice associates.

If you have questions about this webinar, please contact us here.

How the Web Conference Works

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

To attend the event, registered attendees will log in to the web conference center using a computer or device (smartphone or tablet with internet access) and calling in to the teleconference line on a phone. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via their computer or device. Attendees who are logged in to the event center will be able to see live streaming video and/or document sharing. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions. 

At the conclusion of this event, participants will receive an email with information about how to request a CE certificate in the Member's Area. To confirm attendance, participants must enter the start and end codes announced at the beginning and end of the live presentation. Participants will also be prompted to complete an online survey evaluating the event. Participants will need to complete this online survey within six days after the event. Once completed, participants will be able to download a copy of their CE certificate instantly. 

For additional information about this event or our CE grievance procedures, please contact us here

518.5CE hours and counting!

All are available to members at no additional cost.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

1.5 CE contact hours will be provided by for attending this web conference in its entirety. is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within Counseling Services. 

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to members.

Meet the Presenter

Joe Bavonese, PhD

Joe Bavonese, PhD

Joe Bavonese, PhD is a licensed psychologist and the director of the Relationship Institute of Michigan, which he founded in 1993. The Relationship Institute currently has 26 psychotherapists working in three locations, generating over $2 million in revenue in 2017.

Dr. Bavonese is also the director of Uncommon Practices, which he founded in 2005. Uncommon Practices helps private practitioners develop their ideal practice and lifestyle. Joe has coached over 200 group practice owners, and currently facilitates four online support groups for group practice owners.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • Logo
    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.