Panel Discussion: Private Practice – From Engagement to Ethics

Panel Discussion: Private Practice – From Engagement to Ethics

— Offered by Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Social Work —

This 3-hour session will bring together a moderated panel of successful social workers in private practice to discuss issues related to all aspects of private practice, including start up and client recruitment/engagement, liability issues, ethics, peer consultation, training, best practices and tips and advice.



Piper AllenPiper Allen


Piper Allen, LMSW, is the co-owner of Senior Solutions, PLLC. She graduated from University of Arkansas with her bachelor degree and University of Missouri – Columbia with her MSW. She is an LMSW and Geriatric Care Manager offering services to older adults and their families in Carroll County, AR. Her previous social work experience includes a variety of settings, including renal social work, at Regional Kidney Centers, The Education coordinator at the NWA Crisis Intervention Center, The Eldercare Center adult day care and as the research assistant for a rural PACE program.


Julie HigginbottomChantal Carter


Chantal Carter, LCSW, is the founder, owner and CEO of NWA Therapy. She received a B.A. in both Sociology and Psychology from the University of Central Arkansas in 2002 and her MSW from University of Arkansas in 2005. Chantal became a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) in 2008. Additionally she is a Licensed Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC) and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. Chantal is also licensed in Tennessee and Pennsylvania, providing counseling & therapy services to adults residing in those states through a secure telehealth platform through live video counseling. Personally, she enjoys a quiet life spent in nature with her friends, her husband, and their dogs Connor & Zoe.


Sara CollieProfessor Sara Collie


Professor Sara Collie, LCSW, is in solo private practice.  She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in 1990. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock in 1998. She received her LCSW in 2000.  Sara currently serves as the Director of the MSW program at the University of Arkansas. She has many years post-MSW practice experience and has served as a therapist in many aspects of community mental health services, beginning private practice in 2001.


Julie HigginbottomJulie Higginbottom


Julie Higginbottom, LCSW, recently started her journey in private practice in the Spring of 2019. She received her Master of Social Work from the University of Arkansas in 2012 and her registered yoga teacher 200hr certificate (ryt200) from Prema Yoga in Hot Springs, AR, in 2016. Julie enjoys utilizing EMDR and Mindful yoga-based interventions in sessions. Additionally, Julie is a part-time faculty member at the University of Arkansas School of Social Work.


Held on Aug 23, 2019

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

3 hrs Social Work CEU

Face-to-face at the
Global Campus Rogers




  • 10% Discount for University of Arkansas Alumni
  • $5 off for participants registered for both the morning and afternoon workshops
* Only one discount per day per registrant. No refunds of the discount will be granted once registration is complete.


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