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Retiring, Moving, or Closing a Practice:
Ethical & Practical Considerations

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Retiring, Moving, or Closing a Practice:
Ethical & Practical Considerations

Mary Alice Fisher, Ph.D.

  I.  Ethical Standards About Termination

II.  Legal Regulations About Termination

III.  Professional Resources

A.  APA Practice Organization

“Checklist for Closing a Practice”
“Retirement:  Making a Successful Transition”

B.  American Professional Agency (Malpractice Insurer)

Risk Management Survey: “Is it Ever Over?”

C.  Articles

Holloway (2003) “Shutting Down a Practice”
Koocher (2003 ) “Ethical & Legal Issues in Practice Transitions”
Manosevitz & Hays (2003) “Relocating Your Psychotherapy Practice” McGee (2003) “Observations on the Retirement of
Psychologists”
Thomas (2015) “Closing Practice: Ethical & Clinical Considerations”
Albert, K.  (2018) “Closing Private Practice Not for Faint of Heart”

D.  Sample Documents: Wiley & Spayd (2014)

“Sample Closing Letter” (Moving & Closing Practice)
“Professional Will Planning Worksheet”
“Professional Will”