Expand Your Revenue Through Income Diversification

Private Practice Model: Preparing to Make the Jump from Employee to Entrepreneur

“An entrepreneurial mindset is key to building capacity in these challenging economic times.” – Terry Blackwell, COO, Services for the UnderServed

1 Day – Earn 7 Continuing Education Credits

NY State along with many states are offering licensure for the professional practice of Behavior Analysis. The opportunity provided by licensure, allows BCBAs to develop their own business and to bill insurance companies for their services. The Private Practice Model teaches the key skills required to initiate and sustain a professional Private Practice including: financial, legal, marketing and practice considerations.

The seminar is designed to inform attendees of the requirements of many areas of business requirements. It gives a deep overview of practice and provides advisory recommendations on how to create a budget, develop cash flow consideration, select a professional team of advisors (CPAs, lawyers. etc.) to support your business, and how to establish a unique service position in the market.  The presentation was previously presented twice as a full day training at ABAI and received a 98% attendee approval rating for applicability and content.

Reasons to attend this seminar:

  • Expand earning potential beyond your full-time job – if you’re lucky to be working
  • Schools aren’t hiring BCBAs and budgets continue to be tight
  • Administrators of school districts are afraid to extend services to all families
  • You are grossly underpaid considering your skillset
  • You’re struggling to put together hours and make a living
  • Earn seven (7) Continuing Education Credits

What you will learn:

  • How to identify who your competition is
  • How to establish a unique market proposition that sets you apart from your competition
  • How to craft a message that will attract new clients
  • How to create a liveable budget
  • How to take a look at yourself as a business
  • How to avoid costly litigation due to inappropriate billing

About the seminar facilitators:

Terence Blackwell, BCBA, SAS, CAS, Chief Operating Officer

Terence Blackwell, BCBA, SAS, CAS, COO

Terence (Terry) Blackwell is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, permanently licensed school principal (NY State Education Dept.) and Certified Addictions Specialist. Mr. Blackwell is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, including the Wharton School of Business, Entrepreneurial Studies Division.  Beginning as a direct care staff for developmentally disabled adults in Manhattan, Mr. Blackwell moved into working with severely impaired persons exhibiting behavioral disorders in northern N.J. under the supervision of Dr. Gregg Berstch. Mr. Blackwell currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for Services for the Underserved a large New  York City based not-for-profit organization, and has created a best practices pre-school special education and Early Intervention program in the South Bronx. (In 1996 the “Volunteers of America River Ave. School was recognized as a standard of excellence, 1 of only 2 schools in N. Y. City” recognized by the state of New York in 1997).   In 1992, Mr. Blackwell functioned as a diplomat for the U.S. State Department to the Soviet Union for behavioral practice of substance abuse treatment. Since then, Mr. Blackwell sought (BCBA) Board Certification in Behavior Analysis on viewing demonstration of the generalization of Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behavior. Through consultation with the pre-eminent practitioner of ABA-VB method Dr. Vincent Carbone, Terence implemented a Verbal Behavior with providers of services for adults in NJ as well as in a State approved Early Intervention and Special Education program in NY.



Jodi Bouer, Esq.

Ms. JODI F. BOUER graduated with Highest Honors in the Litigation Concentration from Boston University School of Law and was in the top 3% of her class from Rutgers University.  For over 12 years, Ms. Bouer worked as an insurance litigator for the top law firms and insurers in New Jersey, including CNA, the Home Insurance Company, and Sills Cummis & Gross.  Prior to that, she worked as a commercial property and casualty insurance broker.  She has also taught Insurance Law at Seton Hall Law School. Ms. Bouer opened the Firm after successfully pursuing health insurance coverage for a family member, a gravely ill friend and then a child on the autism spectrum.  She realized there was a great need for a law firm that specializes in representing policyholders, providers and insurance professionals in pursuit of health insurance coverage.  Ms. Bouer’s experience gives her an intimate knowledge of case law on the interpretation of insurance policy language and a unique perspective on how insurers assess their coverage obligations and process claims.  This knowledge is the backbone on which the Firm pursues coverage for its clients.


Disclaimer: All information provided during this seminar is for informational purposes only. We offer no legal or financial advice.

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