Writing a Book to Position Yourself as an Expert and Increase Practice Growth - 3 CEUs

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When & Where:

  • Date: Friday, May 14, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. EST
  • CEs Included: 3 Core Continuing Education Clock Hours (For Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists - please see below for details)
  • Location: Live Interactive Webinar (“Synchronous”) on Zoom
  • Investment: $82 before Friday, April 30 at 5:00pm EST, $92 after
  • Presented by: Anne Bartolucci, Ph.D., C.B.S.M. (see bio below)

Educational Objectives:

  • Discuss how to generate and narrow down a book topic idea and how to position it for success even before starting to write.
  • Explore the writing process and how to get out of one’s own way and avoid getting stuck.
  • Learn about the different publishing paths and the basics of book marketing, which all authors have to do whether they’re traditionally or independently published.

Workshop Description:

Having a published book can serve as a powerful calling card and position you as an expert in your field. Many mental health practitioners have an idea – or several – for a manuscript but don’t know how to get started. Or perhaps they have a draft but don’t know what to do with it or how to navigate the twists and turns of the publishing world. In this workshop, traditionally and independently published (aka, “hybrid”) author Anne Bartolucci, Ph.D., C.B.S.M., will share her extensive knowledge of the writing process and publishing options to help you make good choices from the beginning and come out with the best book and publishing experience possible.

Presented by: Anne Bartolucci, Ph.D., C.B.S.M.

Anne Bartolucci, Ph.D., C.B.S.M. is a licensed psychologist and a certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist. She started her professional career as the clinical director of a sleep disorders center and founded Atlanta Insomnia & Behavioral Health Services, P.C. in 2010 in order to focus specifically on the intersection of sleep and psychopathology.

Dr. Bartolucci has a not-so-secret other life as a U.S.A. Today bestselling fiction author under the pen name Cecilia Dominic. She was originally published by Samhain Publishing, and when they closed, she got her rights back and continued publishing on her own. As of summer 2020, she has released sixteen novels and novellas, which have been well-reviewed by outlets such as Fresh Fiction and Library Journal. She is also the author of two nonfiction books under her real name - Business Basics for Private Practice: A Guide for Mental Health Practitioners (2017; Routledge) and Better Sleep for the Overachiever, which will be released in September.

Dr. Bartolucci is a sought-after speaker and conference panelist and has taught workshops and classes for several organizations such as the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine, and the Georgia Psychological Association. She is also adjunct faculty at Emory University and lectures to the fellows and psychology graduate students. As Cecilia Dominic, she has been an attending professional and/or guest at DragonCon, JordanCon, MidSouthCon, AnachroCon, ConCarolinas, and the Steampunk World’s Fair.


  • 8:30 - 9:00 Registration
  • 9:00 - 10:30 Welcome and Morning Session
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Break
  • 10:45 - 12:15 Morning Session (Cont.)

What people are saying about this workshop:

  • "This is the type of workshop that really can get you unstuck. Thanks Anne" - T.A.D.
  • "[I learned] How to write a book from beginning to end. Absolutely, useful." - H.A.O.
  • "This presenter and topic were very interesting. I enjoyed the exercises, as I feel the exercises were a great way to practice what was being taught. The entire writing process was put into a clear perspective for me." - L.K.K.

3 Core CE Clock Hours:

  • Psychologists: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • For Georgia Psychologists, all online webinars (both live and on-demand) count the same as live for 2021 (including ethics). The Board states it will go back to the pre-COVID rules in 2022. You may complete all 40 CEUs this year while you have options.
    • Licensed in another state? The Knowledge Tree is a Continuing Education Sponsor Approved (CESA) by APA, so all of our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your state rules regarding live webinars vs. live workshops.
  • Counselors: The Knowledge Tree has submitted for approval for this workshop through LPCA of Georgia. Now in Georgia, Live Webinars count the same as a Live In-Person Workshop.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the highlighted section below.*
  • Social Workers: This workshop is approved for 3 core CE hours through Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work, approval #081720. Now in Georgia, Live Webinars count the same as a Live In-Person Workshop.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the highlighted section below.*
  • Marriage & Family Therapists: This workshop is approved for 3 core CE hours through Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, approval #123-2021-1. Now in Georgia, Live Webinars count the same as a Live In-Person Workshop.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the highlighted section below.*
  • *Licensed in another state as a counselor, social worker, or marriage & family therapist? Many states will accept CEs for Counselors, Social Workers & MFTs if that workshop has approved status from another state. Additionally, we have national approval for all our courses through APA, so this workshop should satisfy your "Related Hours" option (meaning a course Nationally Approved in the related field of Psychology), but please check your specific state rules & regulations.

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