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

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When & Where:

  • Date: Friday, April 1, 2022
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. EST
  • CE Hours Included: 3 Core (please see below for details)
  • Location: Live Interactive Webinar (“Synchronous”) on Zoom
  • Investment: $82 before Friday, March 18 at 5:00pm EST, $92 after
  • Presented by: Anne Bartolucci, Ph.D., C.B.S.M. (see bio below)
  • If you are not able to attend these dates, we will be making it available on-demand shortly after the live version. Follow this link to register for the on-demand version: https://www.theknowledgetree.org/p/writing-a-book-...
  • Workshop Recording: A recording of this workshop is available to review for 60 days after the presentation. However, participants must attend live to receive the "Synchronous" CE Certificate.

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.
  • Describe 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.


  • 1:30 - 2:00 Registration
  • 2:00 - 3:30 Welcome and Afternoon Session
  • 3:30 - 3:45 Break
  • 3:45 - 5:15 Afternoon 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.
  • "I really enjoyed Dr. Bartolucci was very engaging, candid, and so helpful. I wasn't sure what to expect in this training and I was going into this unsure if writing a book was for me. After this training, I feel very excited and motivated for the prospect of writing a book about my expertise. I think this was such a cool and unique idea for a training. I haven't seen this offered anywhere else so I was excited to join. I wasn't disappointed:)" - SA
  • "The presenter was very organized and clear. The content was easy to follow and helpful as an introduction to translating clinical knowledge into a published format. I also appreciated the exercises to get me thinking tangibly about the process." - SWW, LPC
  • "More engaging and reflective than I had expected! I learned so many things that I can not even outline them all here. Thank you for the specific recommendations and guidance!" - KR, PsyD
  • "Great information and very encouraging. Always the best place to do workshops. Thank you!" - CM
  • "Great presenter with excellent information. Have never explored this topic and it was very useful. Feeling motivated to move forward with something I have wanted to do for a while now." - MW, LMFT
  • "It was very detailed and helpful. It was a good mix of presentation and exercises that helped get me toward the objective of the workshop." - JF, LCSW
  • "Anne was engaging, interesting and well versed in the subject matter. She was answered questions honestly and thoughtfully." - CEK, LCSW
  • "We covered a lot of territory in a few hours - it was well organized and substantive." - MN, LPC
  • "Very knowledgeable and felt encouraged by this" - MSP, LPC
  • "I learned so much - took so many notes... Excellent. Professional." - KW, LCSW

5 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.
    • Georgia Psychologists: All online webinars (both real-time "synchronous" and on-demand "asynchronous") count the same as "live" throughout 2022 (including ethics). There is also a proposed Board rule to make this change permanent. Please stay tuned for updates.
    • 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.
  • Counselors: The Knowledge Tree has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7153. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Knowledge Tree is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
    • Licensed in another state? The Knowledge Tree has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) #7153, so all of our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your state rules regarding live webinars vs. live workshops.
    • Licensed in Canada? This workshop is approved for 6 credit hours through CCPA, event code 64956630.
  • Social Workers: This workshop is approved for 3 core CE hours through GSCSW, approval #013022. 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 GAMFT, approval #008-2022. 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 social worker or marriage & family therapist? Many states will accept CEs for Social Workers & MFTs if that workshop has approved status from another state. Additionally, we have national approval for all our courses through APA & NBCC. Many states accept APA & NBCC approved workshops, but please check your specific state rules & regulations.

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