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End of Practice and Beyond: Transitions, Reflections & Lessons Learned

  • April 13, 2011
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • UW School of Social Work, Room 305 Seattle


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Clinical Evening Meeting

Presenters: Mary Kay Brennan, LICSW, Lori Dwinell, LICSW, Laura Groshong, LICSW, John Powers, LICSW, & Charlotte Yeary, LICSW

Fourth in our 2010-2011 Series
Journey of the Clinical Social Worker:
A look at The Development of the Clinician Across Stages & Events Spanning a Career

Is ours a profession from which one never truly “retires,” but more probably, evolves, transitions, and even re-invents oneself?  When the work we do springs from who we are, what sort of changes can we expect in energy, focus, and identity?  How does this affect the dynamic between clinician and client as this shift takes place?  And what are the emotional processes of closing a practice or re-shaping a career? 

Join us for a dynamic fishbowl-style discussion with five veteran clinicians of diverse practices reflecting on both choice and journey, sharing their experience of moving toward the developmental changes in longtime practice: from full-time to part-time, re-shaping of career, closing a practice to make room for change and opportunity.  No matter your current stage of career, this dialog is sure to expand your thinking about present as well as future goals in a profession that often blurs the line between self and work.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the steps necessary in evaluating timeliness and necessity in reducing clinical and work hours toward career shift or retirement.
2. Develop thoughtful processes for reducing caseload and managing client response.
3. Discuss and understand the emotional dynamics of a shift toward retirement, including grief and loss and identity shift in the context of Ericson’s life stages of ‘Generativity v. Stagnation’ and ‘Integrity v. Despair.’
4. Resources will be shared for tools in making these decisions and toward future planning of these shifts.

Credits: 1.5 CEU's offered for presentation

To Register: Clinical Evening Meetings are open to members, non-members and students.

Pre-registration is recommended. Registration is also welcome at the door, we can only accept cash or check day of the event, no credit.

Questions? Contact Aimee Roos,

Directions: The School of Social Work is on the corner of 41st and 15th Avenue N.E. in the University District, directly across from the Meany Parking Garage. 

Parking is readily available on the street, in the parking garage, or on street level parking lots.


**If you register and are unable to attend, please keep us informed so we can properly adjust our reservation. It is important as we engage in the community WSSCSW is regarded as good stewards of the places that we meet.

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