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Ethics and Risk Management in Retirement of your Psychological Practice



Webinar Description:

This webinar covers two primary areas — personal retirement and professional retirement.

The personal retirement section provides basic information about retirement as it occurs in the U.S., particularly for psychologists. We begin by addressing the general process of retirement and discussing the different approaches to retirement. We also provide general information about the aging process, the psychological experience of retirement, and the concept of working or volunteering during retirement. We then offer general advice about planning for your own retirement and working more effectively with clients who themselves are approaching retirement or who are already retired.

The second part of this webinar is about professional retirement. We discuss the process of shutting down a psychological practice and choosing to end one’s professional career. We address the ethical, regulatory, business, and practical issues that psychologists should consider in effectively closing a practice. We also discuss a method by which psychologists can prepare for sudden and unforeseen interruptions in their professional practice.

[Note] this webinar was filmed in 2016 and may not reflect the most current information and laws regarding this topic.

Learning Objectives:

After participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

  1. Discuss various models of personal retirement.
  2. Describe the cognitive, emotional, and financial issues associated with personal retirement.
  3. Identify basic methods to prepare for the potential incapacity to make financial or healthcare decisions.
  4. List the steps to ethically and effectively close one’s professional psychology practice.
  5. Explain the process of constructing an effective professional will.

You are required to achieve a passing score of 75 percent or higher. You are allowed three attempts to successfully complete the exam. If you are unsuccessful on the third attempt, you must re-purchase the course to try again.

Important Notice:

Because this webinar is on-demand, once you are registered and have created a login account, you can view the webinar at any time in whatever time increments are most convenient. However, APA rules require that in order to download your CE certificate, receive CE credits, and become eligible for a discount on The Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Insurance policy premium, you must:

  • Complete the entire webinar,
  • pass a brief exam, and,
  • complete a brief evaluation form.

Eligibility for Insurance Premium Discounts:

  • Unless otherwise noted, you can combine 6 or more CE credit hours earned from The Trust’s webinars and become eligible for a 10% savings on your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Insurance premium for one renewal.
  • You can also combine 4 or more CE credit hours earned from The Trust’s webinars or any other continuing education programs authorized by APA to offer CE credit and become eligible for a 5% savings on your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Insurance premium for one renewal.
  • To obtain CE discounts, download and submit CE certificates (totaling 4 or 6 hours as explained above and completed within the previous 15 months) with your insurance application/renewal.
  • Discounts are not applicable to Researcher/Academician or Student policies.
  • Group policies become eligible for CE discounts when at least 50% of individuals insured under the group policy submit CE certification totaling the number of credits needed for a particular percentage discount.
  • All applications are individually underwritten and submission of CE certification will not guarantee insurance policy issuance or renewal.

Continuing Education Credits

The Trust is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Trust maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Continuing Education Grievance Policy

The Trust is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists. The Trust will comply with all legal and ethical guidelines for non-discrimination in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of CE participants. The Trust CE Director is responsible for complying with these standards.

While the Trust strives to assure fair treatment for all participants and to anticipate problems before they occur, occasionally grievances may be filed. In cases where a participant files a written or oral grievance, the following actions are taken:

  • If the grievance concerns the content of the workshop, webinar, book or the continuing education test, a Trust representative will mediate and will be the final arbitrator. If the participant requests action, the CE Director or a Trust representative will either provide a credit for a subsequent CE offering or provide a partial or full refund of the CE fee already paid.
  • Actions involving a credit or a refund will require a written note documenting the grievance for record-keeping purposes. The aggrieved individual need not sign the note. If the grievance specifically concerns The Trust, the CE Director or Trust representative will attempt to arbitrate.

Direct correspondence to:

Continuing Education
The Trust
111 Rockville Pike, Suite 700
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (800) 477-1200


Continuing Education

2.0 CE
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