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2022 Virtual Business of Practice Conference: Building and Sustaining a Thriving and Ethical Practice
Friday, May 20, 2022, 9:00 AM - 4:50 PM EST
Category: Continuing Education Event

Virtual Business of Practice Conference: Building and Sustaining a Thriving Ethical Practice 

Friday, May 20, 2022, from 9:00 AM EST - 4:50 PM EST via Zoom

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 9:00 AM EST - 12:15 PM EST

 Ethics and Advocacy of Integrating Medicare and Medicaid into Your Practice, 3.0 CE

Presented by Stephen Gillaspy, Ph.D. 

Workshop Description:

 Dr. Gillaspy will discuss the value of psychologists' engagement in Medicaid and Medicare. He will discuss current issues around telehealth, coding, and digital therapeutics, present data specific to Kentucky, and emphasize the importance of these programs to serving the public. Skill Level: Intermediate 

Workshop Objectives:

Based on the content of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Learn about CMS PFS Proposed Rule advocacy and outcomes.
  • Learn about current CPT code advocacy initiatives.
  • Learn about the role Medicaid plays in providing mental and behavioral health services.
  • Learn about emerging mental and behavioral areas of work

About the Presenter: 

Stephen Gillaspy, Ph.D., is a licensed pediatric psychologist, clinical scientist, and senior administrator with extensive experience integrating psychological services into larger healthcare systems. Over the course of his career, he has worked at the national and state levels to advance behavioral health services. For example, Gillaspy has served as an APA advisor to the American Medical Association's Relative Value Update Committee (RUC), which is instrumental in setting reimbursement rates for psychological services. He also has worked with Oklahoma’s Medicaid agency to implement health & behavior codes for psychologists and develop policies on the reimbursement of clinical services provided by psychology interns and fellows. Gillaspy’ s clinical work has focused on the treatment of pediatric obesity, working with children and families to improve both their physical and behavioral health outcomes.Gillaspy was a professor and director of pediatric psychology in the department of pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine. He also worked as director of the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline. Gillaspy was president of the Oklahoma Psychological Association (OPA) in 2013 and chaired OPA’s Division for Research, Academics, and Training from 2009 to 2011. He has contributed to five book chapters and authored or co-authored 40 articles published in scientific journals.


12:30 PM EST - 1:20 PM EST

Lunch talk with a Business Consultant: Starting and Growing Your Private Private 

Presented by Jim Ray, MBA 
As a small business consultant, Jim Ray works with clients to help them establish brand awareness and revenue growth.  In today's talk, Jim will focus on basic considerations and actions for a therapist either planning to start a practice or trying to grow an existing practice and address tools that work and the pitfalls of avoiding them.  Attendees will also gain helpful insights into 3 specific ways to create brand awareness and generate referrals.

1:30 PM EST - 2:30 PM EST 

 What I’ve Learned from Working for Managed Care Companies that I Wished I Had Known as a Provider, 1.0 CE

Presented by David Hanna, Ph.D.

Workshop Description:

This workshop will provide an insider’s perspective on insurance companies. The workshop will provide an overview of payers’ operations including claims payment and how they affect the provider, ways insurance companies differ, and the information that providers need to negotiate with payers. Skill Level: Beginning 

Workshop Objectives:

Based on the content of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the wide range of functions of a payer organization and how these functions may directly affect their ability to provide and be paid for services
  • Identify key pieces of information needed to negotiate with a payer organization.
  • Learn strategies for approaching and negotiating with a payer.

About the Presenter:

 David Hanna, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience working in a variety of clinical and administrative positions in Kentucky. After retiring from the Bluegrass Community Mental Health Center in 2014, he joined Passport Health Plan (now Passport by Molina) where he works as a behavioral health program manager. He is a recipient of APA's Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award for Advocacy and is a member of the KPA Hall of Fame.



2:40 PM EST - 3:40 PM EST

Coding and Insurance Billing for Psychological Assessment, 1.0 CE

Presented by Brian Belva, Ph.D. and Allison Hendrick, M.A.

Workshop Description:

This workshop will discuss insurance billing and coding issues related to psychological assessment. Skill level: Intermediate

Workshop Objectives:

Based on the content of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the APA Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing CPT Codes and Descriptions.
  • Discuss specific parts of psychological testing and what codes should be used for billing purposes.
  • Explain processes for billing psychological evaluation through insurance companies.

About the Presenters:

Brian Belva, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist at Compass Counseling and Psychology Services in Louisville. He specializes in conducting psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. His areas of focus include assessing for ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, learning disorders (dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia), mood disorders, anxiety, and other social, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Dr. Belva obtained his PhD in clinical psychology through Louisiana State University (LSU). He completed his predoctoral internship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Consortium (Memphis, TN) as well as his postdoctoral year at Marcus Autism Center through Emory University (and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta). Dr. Belva has been in private practice in the Louisville area for approximately six years. He also serves as a practicum assessment rotation supervisor for PsyD students through Spalding University in Louisville. In his spare time, Dr. Belva enjoys going to University of Kentucky basketball and football games, playing in Louisville tennis leagues, and spending time with his wife and two cats.


Allison Hendrick, M.A., is a third-year clinical psychology doctoral student at Spalding University. Her clinical experiences include conducting psychological assessments at a community mental health clinic, therapy with high school students, and most recently, specialized training in providing maternal mental health services including postpartum anxiety and depression, birth trauma, infertility, and infant loss. Outside of school, she works as the administrative coordinator for Compass Counseling and Psychological Services. Her primary responsibilities involve scheduling, preauthorizations, and billing for psychological assessments including presurgical evaluations, neuropsychological assessments, ADHD, and Specific Learning Disorders. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, being on the water, and visiting her hometown in Western NY.

3:50 PM EST - 4:50 PM EST 

Starting and Growing your Private Practice, 1.0 CE

Presented by David Pascal-Hague, Ph.D., Jim Ray, MBA, Janelle McNeal, Ph.D., Scott Salathe, Ph.D., Melissa Steinkamp, Ph.D. and Ford McCurry, Psy.D. 

Workshop Description:

Join us to discuss the path of opening and growing your private practice. We will discuss the importance of creating nice, various structures to consider in launching your practice, marketing, and other important topics you should consider when getting ready to launch and scale your practice. Ample time will be dedicated to audience Q&A so you can leave feeling more prepared to grow your ideal practice. Skill level: Beginning

Workshop Objectives:

Based on the content of this workshop, attendees will:

  • Gain knowledge on how ways to structure and create a private practice that conforms to ethical and legal standards of the profession.
  • Explore their own ideas for building a private practice that fits within their areas of specialty and helps reach communities that may be minoritized without equal access to mental health care.
  • Gain insight related to marketing and advertising related to private practice

About the Presenter(s):

David Pascale-Hague, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist and the owner of Clarity Counseling Services in Lexington, Kentucky. In his clinical work, he specializes in caring for the LGBTQ+ community and training doctoral students to become future psychologists. He opened Clarity counseling in 2015 as a solo practice and since that time it has grown into a full-time group practice serving clients across the state.




 Jim Ray, MBA has had the opportunity to work for Fortune 500 companies (e.g. GE, Xerox, WESCO) and Thomson Reuters (one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies). Jim gained valuable perspectives through extensive training and being held to high standards. After 20 years of gaining valuable experience, he now presents continuing legal education (CLE) seminars on practice management and business development, ghost-write content and blog posts for clients and help clients to better utilize their marketing assets.  Jim regularly contributes articles to the Louisville Bar Association, the National Bar Association, Kentucky Doc Magazine and the Kentucky Psychological Association.


 Janelle McNeal, Ph.D. 




 Ford McCurry, Ph.D., works with individuals and couples using a theoretical framework from emotion-focused therapy and emotionally-focused couples therapy.  Other areas of focus include personal growth and development in teenagers and adults, emotional and relational improvement, depression and anxiety, Christian integration and spiritually informed therapy, and support for individuals going through a divorce.  



 Melissa Steinkamp, Ph.D., My interest in psychology can be boiled down simply to an interest in people! Early in life, I found myself drawn to books and stories that explored what it meant to be human. Humans have such a complex and wonderful capacity for feeling and living, but being a person can get messy. My approach to psychology and to therapy is to explore the whole person. Therapy isn’t just about “finding what’s wrong”, it’s about exploring all of the parts that make you, “you”, and finding ways together to help cope with the messy parts of life. Psychotherapy with me is collaborative and relationship-based. You are the expert on you! I draw heavily on the principles of Interpersonal Psychotherapy and aim to create a genuine relationship with each of my clients. My clinical interests include depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationship concerns, family of origin concerns, identity development, trauma, and communication skills. I began my education in psychology at Transylvania University in Lexington Kentucky, where I graduated in 2014 with a major in Psychology and minor in Political Science. My education at Transylvania continued to nurture my curiosity and interest in people and ignited my passion for pursuing a career as a Clinical Psychologist. Following my time at Transylvania, I continued my masters and doctorate level education in Clinical Psychology at Spalding University in Louisville Kentucky, where I specialized in the treatment of Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Families. I completed my doctoral internship in Clinical Psychology at the University of Kentucky Counseling Center, where I continued to hone my skills as a generalist practitioner. I graduated from Spalding University with my doctorate in Clinical Psychology in August 2020. I’m excited to give back to the state that fully educated me! Outside of Psychology, I enjoy riding horses, reading, playing Dungeons and Dragons, laughing at my own jokes, and spending time with my two cats and husband.


This workshop is appropriate for Psychologists, Social Workers, Other Mental Health Professionals

Registration Fees: 

Registration Type

Registration through
May 19, 2022

     KPA Members $199
     KPA Student Members
         (No CE Credit)
     Non-KPA Members $275


Event Location:

This event will be held virtually. Links will be sent to attendees prior to the conference. 


It is important to note that APA continuing education rules require that KPA only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop.  An evaluation of the workshop must be completed. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leave before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given.

Cancellation Policy: 
Cancellations received on/before May 19, 2022, will receive a 90% refund. No refunds will be available after May 19, 2022. All refund requests must be in writing to KPA, 8004 Lyndon Centre Way, Suite 202, Louisville, KY 40222 or [email protected]

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CE Credits/Attendance

This program has been approved for 6 CE credits by the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA). 

KPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. KPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. KPA is also an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology. 

Social Workers & Art Therapists:
KPA is an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Board of Professional Art Therapists. (Provider #1004)

Pastoral Counselors: 
KPA is approved to offer Continuing Education to Pastoral Counselors as stated in 201 KAR 38:070, Section 3(1)(b) as an approved KBEP provider.