A New Approach to Self-Care: The Ethical Imperative of Daily Restoration

Presented by Ashley Davis Bush, LICSW on 06-12-2015 at 9 a.m. Pacific

For mental health professionals who must regularly guard against burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary traumatization, intentional self-care isn’t just essential; it’s a survival tool. If therapists don’t take proper care of themselves, they simply cannot do their work consistently and effectively.

Taking up an exercise program, going on a vacation, turning to supportive social networks—while helpful remedies to the stresses of the job—are not always feasible. How can we add “relax and rebalance” to our to-do lists when are schedules are already bursting with responsibilities?

This web conference will teach you how to build in simple self-care every day, even throughout the workday, to help you refresh emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. You will learn to differentiate between macro-self-care and the more subtle art of micro-self-care. Synthesizing the latest thinking in mindfulness, neuroscience, energy medicine, positive psychology, and spiritual disciplines, simple self-care strategies can offer immediate relief in doable, bite-sized nuggets—easy practices that can be seamlessly integrated into your current workday.

This restorative approach to self-care will offer practitioners tools for grounding, energizing, and relaxing. Developing the art of micro-self-care, both inside and outside of the office, will dramatically benefit you and the people whom you serve.

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

  1. Discover the specific dangers of burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary traumatization and how these will harm both the practitioner and the client.
  2. Describe the difference between macro-self-care and micro-self-care.
  3. Identify ways to weave restorative practices throughout the workday.
  4. Determine how to manage hyperarousal during a session with a client.
  5. Show ways to ground yourself before transitioning to home.

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. The video portion of the web conference center is not accessible via smartphone or tablet.

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. After the live event, a written transcript of the event will be available in the Member's Area. Members of GoodTherapy.org can receive continuing education credits for attending this event by logging in to the GoodTherapy.org Member's Area.

At the conclusion of this event, you will receive an email with information about how to request a CE certificate. You will need to enter the start and end codes that will be announced at the beginning and end of the presentation. These codes confirm that you attended the entire event. You will be prompted to complete a survey. You will need to complete this online survey within six days of the event. Once you complete the survey, you can download a copy of your CE certificate instantly.

403.5CE hours and counting!

All are available to GoodTherapy.org members at no additional cost.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

Two CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.

GoodTherapy.org 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.

GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.

GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content and is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

GoodTherapy.org, 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 GoodTherapy.org members.

This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.

Highlights

It was a great reminder to practice what we preach to clients. - Karen L Waldman, PhD

This presentation was awesome and inspiring! - Tammy Young, MA, LMFT

​Such an important topic; I love that self-care is being promoted. - Sue Engstrom, MA, LPC-IT

Great presenter and applicable workshop! - Deanna Jacinto, MA, LMFT

Meet the Presenter

Ashley Davis Bush, LICSW

Ashley Davis Bush, LICSW

Ashley Davis Bush, LICSW has over 25 years of experience in community mental health and psychotherapy. She is the author of six self-help books, including Simple Self-Care for Therapists, and is also a Huffington Post contributor. She is a regular presenter to professional and lay audiences regarding grief and loss, relationships, personal empowerment, mindfulness, stress management, and self-care. Ashley has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples, EMDR trauma work, and contemplative studies.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

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    GoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA approval applies to all events listed after May 2011.
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    GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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    This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • ace
    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, 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.