LOCATION MOVED: Assembling Your Therapist’s Professional Will: If Not Now, When?

Ann Steiner, PhD, LMFT, CGP, FAGPA (AGPA Fellow)

LOCATION MOVED: Sproul Room, St. John's Presbyterian Church, Berkeley

Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (with working lunch)

Assembling Your Therapist’s Professional Will: If Not Now, When?

Illnesses and emergencies happen, and therapists are not immune. Did you know that every guild and professional organization for mental health professionals expects its members to have at least the equivalent of a professional will? The therapist’s professional will is a document that outlines how you want your practice handled in your temporary or permanent absence. In this workshop, learn how to plan now for potential minor or serious illness, retirement, relocation and death. This hands-on workshop provides the tools to minimize the impact of emergencies on your patients, your colleagues, community, and yourself. While primarily didactic, there will be interactive sections, including:

  • Discussion of the challenging, yet important topics that must be addressed when considering illness and mortality
  • How to select those who can act as your proxy, including contacting your patients, if you cannot
  • How to plan for your own support in the event of illness or emergency

This class meets Law & Ethics continuing education requirements. If you have a laptop, please bring it to class.

Ann SteinerAnn Steiner, PhD, LMFT, CGP, FAGPA (AGPA Fellow), has led the charge in bringing the important and frequently neglected topic of preparing for the illness, death, relocation, and retirement of psychotherapists since 1999. She provides continuing education and consultations to therapists, teaches, and has published over 20 articles about the Therapist’s Professional Will. She presents programs to organizations nationally and internationally: including the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA), the California Psychological Association, the International Human Learning Resources Network, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and more. The AGPA is incorporating her work into their revised ethics requirements. Her book, Help Your Group Thrive: Workbook and Planning Guide, with Karnac Press, London was released in October 2017.

Date & Time: Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. (with working lunch). Lunch will not be included in this course.

Location Moved: Sproul Room, St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave., Berkeley (get map and directions)

 Fee if Registration Completed: by 4/6/18 after 4/6/18
Member Licensed >3 years $138 $158
Member Licensed <3 years $120 $140
Member Prelicensed Students/Interns $108 $128
Nonmember Licensed >3 years $158 $178
Nonmember Licensed <3 years $140 $160
Nonmember Prelicensed Students/Interns $123 $143

CE: 6 Credits (NOTE: Meets CE requirement for 6 Hours Law and Ethic). $10 additional fee for CE credits. The Psychotherapy Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs (provider number PSY005). The Psychotherapy Institute maintains responsibility for these programs and their content (see Course Policies).