Date - Tuesday, December 8, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Interactive Webinar 
CE Credits: 2
Price: $ 50
See Outline Below.
Retiring, Moving, or Closing a Practice: Ethical and Practical Issues
A ZOOM Interactive Workshop led by Mary Alice Fisher, Ph.D.
Mary Alice Fisher, Ph.D. will share examples from her own practice about ethical issues that might arise when retiring, relocating, or closing a practice.
I. Ethical Standards re: Termination or Relocation
II. Virginia Laws Re: Termination, Relocation, Record Retention/Destruction
III. Professional Recommendations
A. Thomas (2015). “Closing a Practice: Practical, Ethical, & Clinical Dimensions
B. APA (2005) “Checklist for Closing a Practice”
C. Professional Will or “Professional Advance Directive”
Pope & Vasquez (2016) Therapist’s Guide for Preparing a Professional Will 
Fisher (2020) Sample Professional Will
IV. References & Resources
a. List some of the ethical issues that might arise when retiring, relocating, or closing a practice.
b. List some of the Virginia or federal legal standards that might apply if you retire or relocate.
c. Name some of the practical ethical and clinical considerations that reflect the importance of careful planning in advance of retiring, relocating, or closing a clinical practice.
LINKS to Professional Ethics Codes & Legal Requirements
Register for this Zoom webinar at your convenience. We will use your name and email contact information from your PayPal payment / registration. The day before the Webinar, we will email you a reminder, and a special link for you to use to join the Webinar.
The Center for Ethical Practice
977 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville VA 22901; Tel: 434-971-1841