PoP 209 | How to Start a Testing Practice with Dr. Jeremy Sharp

Testing Practice

Today, Joe Sanok speaks with Dr. Jeremy Sharp on how to start testing practice.

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In This Podcast

For Jeremy to set up his Testing Practice, it cost around $7000. This is, however, changing with online tests becoming more and more available.

What Are The Gold Standards For Autism Testing?

  • Intelligence test
  • Social interaction / skills
  • Behavior checklist

What Are The Gold Standards For ADHD Testing?

  • IQ test
  • Interview
  • Academic history
  • Collateral interviews with parents (childhood behavior)
  • Checklists
  • Behavior symptoms

How To Grow A Testing Practice

  • Leverage contacts
  • Help people understand the importance and value of a testing practice
  • Provide the right set-up for testing

What Are Some Ways To Speeding Up Starting a Testing Practice?

  • Having the intention from the start
  • Get training and identify whether or not you are skilled in this area
  • Order the tests
  • Promote your business on Psychology Today
  • Get out in the community, do follow-ups
  • Generate a written report at the end of the assessment and send to referral source

Meet Jeremy Sharp

Dr. Jeremy Sharp 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, he provides private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow testing services in their practices. Jeremy lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

Meet Joe Sanok

Joe Sanok helps counselors to create thriving practices that are the envy of other counselors. He has helped counselors to grow their businesses by 50-500% and is proud of all the private practice owners that are growing their income, influence, and impact on the world. Click here to explore consulting with Joe.

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