How to Prepare a Professional Will

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Length: 50 minutes

CE Credits: 1

This workshop will discuss the importance of creating a professional will.  Topics will include the reason for having a professional will, elements that should be included in a professional will, how having a professional will can help patients by minimizing disruption to their care, and by addressing their anxieties or distress regarding the change to a new therapist and ethical issues that may arise. 

Presenter: Rachael L. Baturin, MPH, JD

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:


  1. Describe the reason a psychologist should have a professional will;
  2. Describe the elements that should be included in a professional will; and
  3. Describe the ethical issues that may arise when preparing for and implementing a professional will

Produced By:

Pennsylvania Psychological Association

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