Dasenbrook Consulting offers a variety of seminar topics.

In addition to the signature seminar, “Starting, Maintaining and Expanding a Successful Private Practice: Surviving or Thriving?”



A humorous yet pointed keynote about treatment techniques and common sense learned in over 40 years of providing counseling services. Book of the same title to be published in the fall of 2016.

Breakout Sessions

  • All aspects of Private Practice:
    • Introduction to Private Practice
    • Marketing
    • Office Procedures
    • Websites
    • Social Media
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation
  • More of what I have learned from 40 years in therapy.
  • Therapy and Beyond: Applying Counseling Skills to Business and Industry

Please contact me to discuss you seminar or conference speaking needs. Dasenbrook Consulting is an affordable solution for your conference budget.

Contact Information:

Norman C. Dasenbrook
5758 Elaine Dr. Suite B
Rockford, IL. 61108
Phone: 815-877-0399



Our association has been conducting workshops on Starting, Maintaining and Expanding a Successful Private Practice for over 15 years. We now hold these workshops quarterly. The attendance continues to be strong.

The presenter, Norm Dasenbrook conducts a very professional program and always receives very high evaluations. I have always found him to be easy to work with in arranging the programs. The comments on the evaluations reflect that the attendees have become inspired as well as educated. The workshops continue to be profitable for our association.

I highly recommend other state associations working with Norm Dasenbrook to provide these workshops in their state.

Daniel Stasi

Executive Director, Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association


Dasenbrook Consulting definitely lived up to their reputations as the foremost authorities on establishing and maintaining a private practice. I found their workshop to be professional, informative and invaluable to me both professionally and personally. I have practiced in a variety of agency settings for over 18 years, but have always felt hesitant to take the step into starting a private practice.

After attending the workshop, not only have I secured a place and started seeing private clients in a limited practice, I can now actually see my future as a sole proprietor of my very own full time practice. I felt empowered and energized to move forward into areas that I had previously resisted.

It was a first rate experience to spend time with Norm Dasenbrook and learn from the expert. The wisdom and experience, coupled with a dynamic presentation style kept me focused and excited about my future opportunities. He was both approachable and willing to take the time needed to expand my resource base and offer sensible solutions to ease my worries.

I would highly recommend Norm Dasenbrook to any association looking to energize their members with an outstanding, professional, practical training resource.

Calvin C. Williams, MA, LPC



Norm was a sell out. We had to close registration and admit more people only on a “waiting list” basis. As a result we made a nice profit from their seminar.

The Conference Evaluation Forms we received back from their attendees rated them a 9.6 out of a possible 10. Even folks who are not in Private Practices gave them rave reviews. They were a real hit.

Based on my experience with Norm Dasenbrook, I highly recommend him and his seminar.

I hope this information is helpful to you in your professional planning.

Mel Bennett


calLive Seminar Dates & Locations

ICA Webinar | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Wednesday, October 17th 1:00PM CST



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2018 The Business of Social Work Conference (Lisle)
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 12:00am




The Business of Social Work: 2018 NASW-Illinois Chapter Conference will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018. This one-day conference will take place at the Hilton Lisle in Lisle, Illinois. Workshops will cover topics on leadership, starting a practice, and growing your business. There will be 6.0 CEU hours available including up to 3.0 hours in ethics.

Presenter: Various (Norm will speak from 2:45pm-4:15pm)
Location: Hilton Lisle
3003 Corporate West Drive
Lisle IL 60532
Cost: 6 CEUs / $245 Nonmember / $190 NASW Member
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2 Day Workshop Presentation: Starting, Maintaining, and Expanding a Successful Private Practice (10 CEs)

December 07 & 08, 2018 | Northbrook, IL


Starting, Maintaining, and Expanding a Successful Private Practice 10 CEs

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Location: Crowne Plaza Northbrook, 2875 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062

To register go to:




Workshops provide for CEs (clock hours) through Continuing Education Licensure with IDFPR. LPC/LCPC Lics #159.000650, LSW/LCSW Lics #159.000650, LMFT Lics #168.000148 Psychologists Lics #268.000009. IMHCA is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-Approved Clock Hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

Counselor’s Guide to Relationship Building and Conflict Resolution Training

“Teach Counseling Skills to Corporate America” Cognitive Behavioral Theory / Change Management / Communication Skills / Problem Solving


Contact Information:

Norman C. Dasenbrook
5758 Elaine Dr. Suite B
Rockford, IL. 61108
Phone: 815-877-0399

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