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Successful Transitions to Retirement


Emily R. Cash, Psy.D., offers strategies for a healthy, effective transition to retirement.

Product Description


Preparing for retirement can be daunting, especially when ministering to others has long been an integral part of your personal identity. It is important to be intentional about planning for the “third act” to ensure long-term quality of life and mental and physical wellness. Emily R. Cash, Psy.D., offers strategies to begin preparing for a full and healthy life after the end of traditional active ministry.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Learn the key psychological, vocational and relational components of healthy retirement;
  2. Identify the steps needed for planning an effective transition to this new phase of life; and
  3. Explore strategies for optimizing your psychological and spiritual well-being during retirement.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. Am I psychologically ready to retire?
  2. Are there some potential “mine fields” in my personal or spiritual life that might be activated by this major transition?
  3. What resources are available to me to support this transition?