Are you considering retirement, or buying or selling a practice? Sufficient time and planning are required to make this transition a success for clients, staff, and your family. Employing creative strategies will help you reach your goals. During this web conference Debra Phairas will cover many options, including bringing in an associate, recruiting, and selling or closing your practice. She will also review the current data on valuation methodology for selling, divorce, or estate planning.

Topics covered in this seminar will include:

This web conference is beginning instructional level and designed to help clinicians:

  1. List the requirements for closing a practice to avoid abandonment liability;
  2. Develop a plan for records retention or transition responsibilities;
  3. Summarize common methods for appraising a practice;
  4. Assess the concept of goodwill or intangible asset value and identify why there is still value.

If you have any questions or concerns about this web conference, or would like more information, please contact us here.

How the Web Conference Works

Attendees who register for this event will log in to the web conference center by using a computer and calling in to the teleconference line. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via computer. Live streaming video and/or document sharing will also be available to participants. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions.

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable.

This event will include lecture and question-and-answer periods. A recording of the web conference will be available to members in's Continuing Education Archives within two weeks. After the live event, a written transcript of the event will be available in the Member's Area. Members of can receive continuing education credits for attending this event by logging in to the Member's Area.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

Two CE credits will be provided by for attending this web conference in its entirety. is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to members.

Event Reviews from Members

Both an excellent presenter and workshop. - Denise Humphrey, PhD

A great reminder to prepare early and plan well. - Katarzyna A. Haberko, LCSW-R

​This is a great event that addresses the steps needed to retire a practice ethically and legally. - Janet Haines, MS, LCMHC

Meet the Presenter

Debra Phairas, MBA

Debra Phairas is President of Practice & Liability Consultants, LLC, a firm that specializes in malpractice prevention and practice management. She attended Michigan State University as an undergraduate and completed her graduate degree in the MBA Health Services Administration program at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

Debra has worked as a consultant for more than 1,800 practices of all types and sizes, facilitating practice assessments, practice start-ups, mergers, staff management, partnership issues, financial analysis, overhead reduction, revenue enhancement, over 380 practice valuations, and recruitment support for physician groups and hospitals. She offers presentations at lectures and seminars nationwide for dental and medical associations, management organizations, and specialty groups. For more information about Debra and her work, please visit her website at