Business Consultation and Presentations

Business Consultation

As the CEO of Integrative Psychological Services of Seattle, Dr. Samantha Slaughter is a knowledgeable businessperson. She gained administrative experience as the manager of a health clinic and a psychiatric practice prior to grad school. She added to this foundation by completing an Administrative Post-doc with the Fremont Community Therapy Project before being hired as the Assistant Director. She worked as the Assistant Director, in addition to her solo private practice, where she gained direct experience with group dynamics in a business setting. After four years of successful solo practice, she decided to move from solo to group practice in 2012, launching Integrative Psychological Services of Seattle in 2015 with her wife, Dr. Michelle Slaughter. Dr. Samantha Slaughter stays current on the state of healthcare and is available for consultation regarding the business aspects of healthcare, launching a solo or group private practice, and other topics related to the business of practice. Contact her directly regarding business consultation services.

Business articles written by Dr. Slaughter:
Slaughter, S. (2016). Book Review - Financial Management for Your Mental Health Practice: Key Concepts Made Simple by J. Zimmerman & D. Libby. Washington Psychologist, 72(2). Reprinted in Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work Newsletter, Fall/Winter 2016. Reprinted in Insights: Washington Mental Health Counselor Association Newsletter, Jan 2017.

Slaughter, S. (2016, Winter). Growing a group practice in the face of healthcare reform. Independent Practitioner, 36(1), 25-27.


Dr. Samantha Slaughter and the clinicians of Integrative Psychological Services of Seattle are available for presentations and speaking engagements related to clinical work or the business of practice.

Upcoming presentations:
Upcoming presentations will be listed as they are scheduled.

Past presentations - Dr. Slaughter:
Slaughter, S. (2017, April). Politics and Psychotherapy. Invited webinar as part of Virtual Learning Hour series sponsored by the Student and Early Career Psychologist Committee (S/ECP) of Division 42, American Psychological Association.

Slaughter, S. (2017, March). Opening a Trauma-Informed Private Practice: Clinical, Ethical, and Management Considerations. Invited Continuing Education Workshop as part of training on The Ethical and Effective Practitioner: Lessons for Private Practice, sponsored by Give an Hour and United Health Foundation, Federal Way, WA.

Past presentations - IPSS:
King, K., Lasby, C., Slaughter, M., and Slaughter, S. (2015, December). Psychology as the Center of Integrated Care: An Alternative Practice Model. Presentation at the Fall Convention for the Washington State Psychological Association, Seattle, WA.