INSTOPP Private Practice School and Mentorship Programme

Wed Jan 26, 18:00 - Wed Apr 13, 19:00


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Private Practice can be very daunting for many new Graduates and even for experienced Occupational Therapists who consider a career change. While the thought of venturing into Private Practice can be exciting, it can also be quite overwhelming. But the good news is, you are not alone. INSTOPP is here to help you along your journey and equip you with the right information to start your Private Practice the right way!

Before taking the leap, it’s important to ask yourself the right questions:

·        Do you know what the requirements are to start a Private Practice?

·        What legislation affects you?

·        How does the billing works?

·        Which business entity you want to practice within? 

These are just a few things that you will encounter when starting out in Private Practice. At University you are taught the skills you require to “do” OT; however, it doesn’t prepare you for the reality of starting a Private Practice. 

If you have specific questions about your future or current practice - join INSTOPP's Private Practice School and Mentorship Programme. It is aimed at empowering OT’s to thrive in Private Practice in a doable, step-by-step way. The course has 12 modules and runs for 12 weeks. This will enable you to develop your practice management skills, while you handle a full-time practice or job.


12 Modules over 12 weeks - Weekly sessions starting Wednesday 8 September 2021 (and every Wednesday thereafter until 24 November.)

This session for Occupational Therapists will cover topics like:

-         Setting up your Private Practice & Business models

-         Minimum standards

-         Administration of a Private Practice

-         Record-keeping

-         Legislative requirements

-         Handling difficult situations

-         Financial Management

-         Billing

-         Marketing your services

-         Tax

-         Employment of staff and so much more


Haneke Jonas has been involved in Practice Management Training and Coaching as a member of the INSTOPP team for the past 7 years. She has presented many seminars on coding and ethics as part of the INSTOPP Practice Management Courses. She has over 20 years of clinical experience, more than 7 000 hours in group-session facilitation, more than 4 500 hours of individual occupational therapy sessions. I have reported on over 1 500 assessments, including medico-legal assessments and functional capacity evaluations. Over the past 4 years I’ve presented / co-presented 25 workshops and talks, aimed at empowering fellow occupational therapists and the public.

Gerbre van Heerden qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1997, and in 2000, ventured into the business world. She completed her Masters in Business Administration in 2010, and returned to the Occupational Therapy scene in 2014 with a new-found passion for this industry. She currently has a vocational rehabilitation practice in Bloemfontein, while also working in adult-psychiatry. Gerbre is a trained PGAP provider, is a qualified NLP-practitioner and life-coach, has a Workwell-licensed practice, and obtained her CAMAG accreditation. She sees continuous learning in various fields as she expands the tools in her toolbox.

Herculene van Staden has been in private practice for more than 20 years, and has a special interest in Return-to-work rehabilitation. Her extensive knowledge includes performing FCE’s for employers, insurance and medico-legal purposes. She graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy degree at the University of Stellenbosch and completed her Master’s degree of Advanced Occupational Therapy (Vocational Rehabilitation). With several articles produced and published, she’s also presented her paper on “Return-to-work (RTW) of Patients after Lumbar Surgery” at the 7th Congress of the Occupational Therapy African Regional Group (OTARG) in Livingstone, Zambia. She received CAMAG accreditation with the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME) after a successful examination of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 6th Edition in 2011. She is ErgoScience and PGAP trained and completed the Essential Pain Management trainer course.

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