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“Out of Practice? Into Retirement: A Guide for Psychologists”

  • 02 Jun 2017
  • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Fireside Inn and Suites, Portland, ME


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The Maine Psychological Association presents....
Out of Practice? Into Retirement: A Guide for Psychologists

Featured Speakers:
Lise Motherwell, Ph.D., Psy.D.

Friday,  June 2, 2017
8:45am - 12:00pm
Fireside Inn and Suites
Portland,  ME

3 Continuing Education Credits

$85 for MePA members
$119 for non-members
$25 for students
Registration fee includes breakfast and break.

Workshop Description: 

Have you thought of winding down or closing your practice? Have you been afraid to talk with colleagues about retirement for fear of losing referrals? Do you know what the legal and ethical considerations are in closing a practice? Have you considered what you will do next? In this interactive workshop, Dr. Motherwell, who closed her psychology practice in 2014, will discuss the practical, ethical, clinical, and psychological aspects of winding down a clinical practice and gearing up for retirement.


1. Participants will learn the relevant APA Ethical Guidelines for closing a practice.

2. Participants will learn how to plan for, announce, and deal with reactions from their clients (and colleagues) to their retirement.

3. Participants will learn practical aspects of closing a practice, including when and how to talk about retirement to colleagues and clients, what to do with clinical files, and how and to whom to make referrals.

4. Participants will have an opportunity to explore their own feelings about retirement and what they plan to do next.

Lise Motherwell, PhD, PsyD is a licensed psychologist who maintained a clinical psychology practice in the Boston area for 25 years and who retired three years ago. She specialized in child, adolescent, adult and group therapies. Dr. Motherwell taught and supervised in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital for 19 years, is immediate past-president of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy Foundation, Inc., immediate past-treasurer of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, and co-editor of Complex Dilemmas in Group Therapy with Joseph Shay, PhD. She has been on the editorial board of the International Journal for Group Psychotherapy, the editor of the NSGP Newsletter, and author of numerous articles.

Hotel Stays: The Fireside Inn and Suites is located at 81 Riverside St. Portland ME. Tele # 207/774-5601.

Cancellations: No refunds after May 26, 2017.

Questions? Email the MePA office at mepaaug@aol.com or call 1/800-287-5065

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