Hooray! You don’t have to go to work! So now what? Just as you can benefit from financial planning for retirement, so you can benefit from planning for a sense of meaning and purpose. This session invites you to think about how you can create the life you want in your retirement phase of life.
Since 1984, Dr. Qualls was a member of the psychology faculty at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She served as department chair (1993-2000), director of clinical training (1987-96; 2004-07), director of the UCCS Aging Center (2016-2018), and associate director of clinical training (2021-2023). She taught primarily at the graduate level, maintained a lab of research mentees, and conducted research on the caregiver program within the department’s training clinic, the UCCS Aging Center.
Dr. Qualls is a clinical psychologist who has provided clinical in various settings including a private practice for 23+ years, in integrated care settings such as senior housing, and at the UCCS Aging Center. She also has served as an organizational consultant assisting with strategic planning for non-profits and academic units.