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CE Program - Interruptions and Endings in LCSW Practice

  • August 25, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Online ZOOM
  • 59



Interruptions and Endings in LCSW Practice

August 25, 2023 | 12:00 to 2:00 pm Eastern Time

Presenter: Laura Groshong, LICSW

Target Audience: Clinical Social Workers

Content level: Advanced

CE credits: 2 (Clinical)

About the webinar:

This webinar will focus on how to end a clinical social work practice due to retirement and how to prepare for an unanticipated ending to a private practice. Part of being a responsible clinical social worker is anticipating the possibility that life events may interfere with our clinical social work practices. This means having a plan in place to notify clients, including having a colleague identified who is willing to enact this plan, maintaining records, and managing finances. Developing a mindful approach to ending our clinical social work practices and/or anticipating interruptions is an important part of best practices. This program will review the emotional and practical issues involved in ending or interrupting a practice and will offer suggestions on how to approach these issues. Templates will be provided. 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this webinar participants will be able to: 

  1. Understand the ways that retirement can be planned for and implemented.
  2. Identify who will serve as a backup professional and an executor when practice is interrupted in an unplanned way.
  3. Describe the emotional experience of ending or interrupting a practice.

    About the instructor:

    Laura Groshong, LICSW, has been in clinical practice for the past 43 years, and was a Registered Lobbyist in Washington for five mental health organizations for 25 years. She has been the Director of Policy and Practice for the Clinical Social Work Association nationally since 2006 and, through the Mental Health Liaison Group, worked on passage of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equality Act of 2008, the Affordable Care Act, and many other pieces of legislation that support and benefit LCSWs. Laura has written and lectured extensively on clinical and legislative issues around the country.

    Fee & Registration:

    The cost is $29 for CSWA members, and $39 for non-members. If you are not a CSWA member, click here to learn more about CSWA benefits and join today.  Registrations will be accepted until the start of the webinar or until the webinar is full. Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the live webinar to receive a refund. Each registered participant will receive zoom log-in information via email from one day prior to the webinar.

    Course interaction & CE completion requirements:

    This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.

    To earn 2 CE credits, participants must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, complete and pass an online post-test and complete a course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be provided once the evaluation is submitted.

    System Requirements to Participate

    On a PC:
    Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
    Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 or later
    Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
    Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB or more of RAM

    On a Mac:
    Safari 6, Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
    Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
    Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
    Intel processor (2GB of RAM or better)

    Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP will need a fast Internet connection, a microphone, and speakers (a USB headset is recommended).

    On an iPad, iPhone, Android or Windows mobile device:
    Free Zoom at ; WiFi connection recommended for VoIP audio

    Special Accommodations: To request special accommodations, please contact our administrator immediately upon registration. All special requests must be made within a minimum of 5 business days prior to the event.

    CE Provider Information

    Clinical Social Work Association, provider #1719, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 08/27/20-08/27/23. Social workers completing this course receive 2 clinical continuing education credits.

    Questions? Contact Angela Katona, CSWA Executive Administrator at

    PO Box 105
    Granville, Ohio  43023

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