Dr. Bavonese is a Licensed Psychologist and Director of the Relationship Institute in Royal Oak, Michigan and Co-Director of Uncommon Practices of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Joe has worked as a Research Psychologist and Consultant for General Motors and was the Clinical Director of Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for Medical Center Psychiatric Associates in Warren, Michigan. He has also worked as an Adjunct Professor for the Graduate College of the Union Institute, a Field Faculty Advisor for the Graduate Program at Norwich University and is a member of the American Psychological Association and the National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers.
Since 2001, Joe’s innovative approaches to private practice marketing has been highlighted numerous times in the Psychotherapy Finances newsletter. Joe has written articles on the business of private practice for Psychotherapy Networker magazine and the National Psychologist, and has also given presentations on business and marketing at the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, the American Psychological Association, the Massachusetts Psychological Association, the Michigan Society for Behavioral Medicine and Biofeedback, the National Alliance of Professional Psychological Providers and the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine.
Joe is a self-taught computer and Internet expert, and has helped many therapists get over their fears or reluctance about computers, teaching them how to use these modern tools to optimize their time and obtain many inexpensive referrals in the process. He facilitates the monthly Ask the Geek teleconference call for Uncommon Practices, and is the creator of three Webinars: Website Success Strategies; Pay Per Click Advertising Success; and Creating a Group Practice.
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