Family Systems Therapists Northwest

Ethics Salon Event


Today’s Salon is NOT CANCELED.

Ethical, Clinical, and Business Considerations
When Preparing for Retirement or Taking a Sabbatical
Presented by Cristi Lien, LMFT

Friday, February 8, 2019 – 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
*We will end early if necessary.*

3 CEUs-Ethics and Law, for LMFT, LMHC, LICSW, LASW, and Associates

Mercer Island Community Center
Luther Meeting Room
8236 SE 24th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Cost: $60 FSTNW Members, $100 Non-members

Planning for retirement, or thinking of taking a sabbatical?

Good planning is key to closing a practice, whether permanently or temporarily. Come with your questions to this interactive salon with Cristi Lien, LMFT, and take an in-depth look at this transition.

There are ethical, legal, and practical issues to consider when leaving a practice. This workshop will give you guidelines that relate specifically to the process of closing a practice. We will also discuss emotional and financial considerations for the therapist.
Whether you are thinking about relocating or taking a sabbatical, a parental leave, or retirement, this workshop is for you.

Ethical issues that will be discussed include:

  • notifying clients;
  • informed consent issues when referring clients;
  • storing client records; and
  • clinical factors such as transference and countertransference and self-disclosure

Business issues include:

  • having a professional will and what it should include;
  • carrying malpractice insurance; and
  • notifying colleagues and third party payers.

Cristi Lien, LMFT

Cristi Lien, LMFT, has been in private practice in Seattle for more than 34 years, working with couples and families as well as individuals.

Cristi is also an Organizational Development Consultant, helping family and small businesses become more productive by improving operation of organization, internal and external communication, and relationships within the organization.

Cristi serves as a FSTNW Board member. She previously served on the Board of WAMFT, the AAMFT Elections Committee, the Washington State DOH Mental Health Quality Assurance Council, and the Washington State Coalition of Mental Health Professionals and Consumers.

This training has been approved for 3 CE’s designated Ethics and Law for Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Social Workers. WMHCA Provider #1613.