It was 2011, and I suddenly found myself with TEN TIMES the assessment referrals that I typically received in a month. I decided almost overnight that I needed to hire someone else, but I definitely made mistakes along the way. Today I’m talking all about how to grow your practice into a group testing practice with multiple clinicians. Growing as a testing practice is an integral step to scaling income and providing a valuable service to clients in your community, but there are considerations for hiring testing clinicians that go beyond a typical therapist hire. Even if you’re not thinking of hiring any clinicians, you can take away some good information about planning and anticipating the moment when you might need someone else. I cover things like:
- When do you know it’s time to expand?
- How do you choose between a psychometrician and a licensed clinician?
- My go-to interview questions for potential hires
- Necessary qualities for a testing clinician
- When do you bring on an office assistant or admin staff?
About Dr. Jeremy Sharp
Jeremy Sharp, PhD is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that he founded in 2009 and has grown to include five other clinicians. He earned his undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting his Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, Jeremy specializes in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.
As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, Dr. Sharp provides private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. Jeremy lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.
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