Therapist Heal Thyself: Moving target of self-care during COVID 19 Pandemic
Course: Therapist Heal Thyself: Moving target of self-care during COVID 19 Pandemic
Instructor: Gitu Bhatia, Psy.D.
Approved for 1.5 Hours of CE Credit
Fulfills Requirements for Psycholgist, MFTs, LCSWs, and Licensed Professional Counselors.
This course is designed for Full and Part-Time Private Practitioners, and Full and Part-Time Agency Employees
High Resolution Online Streaming Video
The COVID 19 pandemic has had psychological and social consequences globally. It has been a uniquely different worldwide traumatic event that is, in many ways, shared by clients and therapists alike.
We have known about the hazards of our profession and the resulting emotional residue of working with other people’s distress and trauma. At this time we have to acknowledge that we too are experiencing the distress and trauma along with them. The emotional demands of our work have changed in unique ways necessitating a different and renewed focus on self-care.
Dr. Bhatia will shed light on the demands, vulnerabilities, and challenges in our work and share diverse ways of attending to our own emotional, psychological and professional needs. Replenishing ourselves personally and professionally is as an ethical responsibility we all share.
Course Goal and Objectives
- Describe the differences between compassion fatigue, secondary trauma and burnout and recognize the impact of each of these on their clinical practice.
- Recognize the impact on, and the collective experience of the current pandemic, and the resulting ethical and moral challenges faced by therapists.
- Design a self-care plan to reduce the impact of compassion fatigue, secondary trauma and burnout on their clinical practice.
- Discuss and share self-care strategies that have been effective.
Your access to the course material extends for 3-years from the date of purchase. This includes after passing the post-test, so you may continue to review its contents.