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Argosy University, Inland Empire to Host “How to Build a Private Practice” Workshop

On Thursday, November 10, 2016, Argosy University, Inland Empire will host a workshop presented by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Sheralyn Shockey-Pope, entitled “How to Build a Private Practice: 10 Things To Do Today.” The worship will take place from 5-6 pm at the school, Classroom 326/327, 3401 Centrelake Drive, Suite 200, Ontario, CA 91761.


This workshop is targeted toward students in the College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences, and the College of Arts & Sciences. Participants can learn the nuts and bolts of becoming a successful private practice. Shockey-Pope will discuss how graduate schools prepare students to be in the room with a client—and how to assess, diagnose, write treatment plans, and treat mental health issues.  But they don’t always provide the insight needed to build a private practice. In her brown bag presentation, she’ll provide tips to students on how they can start building a foundation for private practice—while still in school.


To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact Dr. Elise Sanchez, Director of Clinical Training, College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences, Argosy Univeristy, Inland Empire: (, 909-472-0651)


Sheralyn (Sherry) Shockey-Pope, LMFT has been licensed since 2000.  Seven years ago, she co-founded a group practice in Riverside, California, Central Counseling Services, Inc. Sherry is the practice’s CFO (Chief Financial Officer) and manages many aspects of the practice, which employees 12 staff and serves over 350 clients a month. Sherry’s therapeutic work includes anxiety, depression, divorce, and trauma work. She coaches interns and newly licensed counselors in setting up their private practices from the ground up. She also assists other providers who have been in business for 5 years or less, as they endeavor to improve their practices. Additionally, Sherry instructs for Public Child Welfare Training Academy a division of California State University San Diego Social Work Program where she trains newly hired Southern California County Social Workers in mental health, Intimate Partner Violence, Family Engagement, Permanency Planning and Self-Care. Sherry is current President of the Inland chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. (CAMFT). Previously, Sherry worked for over 20 years for Riverside County Children’s Protective Services, where she was chosen to be the Social Worker of the Year, twice.   She earned a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University and her Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, swimming, reading, and sailing.


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Argosy University, Inland Empire, 3401 Centrelake Drive, Suite 200, Ontario, CA 91761. © 2016 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is


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