Business Isn't a Bad Word: Private Practice in the OT World

Date and Time: April 19, 2023 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Webinar Description:

This webinar is for any occupational therapist who is in, or interested in, private practice. You will learn the key aspects of a successful private practice including mindset, systems, and team growth. Presenters will explore some concepts specific to an OT business, such as the solopreneur stuck spot and the individualist trap. You will leave this webinar with a checklist of steps to start a business and inspiration to take the next step.

The presenters are two occupational therapists who have established Collaborative Approach Therapy Services Network, which is a network of private paediatric OT practices. They will draw on their private practice experience as well as a wealth of business knowledge.  They aim to empower OTs to feel confident in the private practice world and recognize the value occupational therapists offer to our communities. 

By the end of this webinar you will:

  • Recognize all that is provided by private practices to our community and our profession (the presenters will destigmatize private practice!).
  • Recognize the importance of a mindset that focuses on the importance of working on “self” followed by the mindset of money, vision and growth.
  • Identify the importance of systems for growth and freedom.
  • Understand team growth and how to efficiently build a strong and knowledgeable team, including legislation review, onboarding and performance management.

About Our Presenters:

Sue Wahl (she/her), OT Reg. (Ont.)
 is the director and one of the treating occupational therapists at CATS St. George, which has a team of two OTs providing services to children, adolescents and adults. Sue is a shareholder and former director at Pathways Therapy in Waterloo. She has been an OT for 27 years, and has been working fully in the private sector since 2015.
Alison Hendricks (she/her), OT Reg. (Ont.)
 is the director and one of the treating occupational therapists at CATS Guelph. Alison opened CATS Guelph in 2018 and has a team of five OTs who support a range of areas including self regulation, anxiety, sensory processing differences, fine motor skills, social skills and more. Alison has been working in the occupational therapy field for 14 years across public and private roles.

Fees: (All fees are plus HST)  

If you are an OSOT member in a post-graduate program, contact us for event pricing.

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