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:
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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.
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.
Premium or Pro Membership with GoodTherapy includes access to this web conference at no cost. Not yet a Premium or Pro Member? Mental health professionals can attend this live web conference for $29.95 or access the homestudy recording for $14.95.
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
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.