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Therapist Heal Thyself: Moving target of self-care during COVID 19 Pandemic

alt Course: Therapist Heal Thyself: Moving target of self-care during COVID 19 Pandemic

alt Instructor: Gitu Bhatia, Psy.D.

alt Approved for 1.5 Hours of CE Credit

alt Fulfills Requirements for Psycholgist, MFTs, LCSWs, and Licensed Professional Counselors.

alt This course is designed for Full and Part-Time Private Practitioners, and Full and Part-Time Agency Employees

alt High Resolution Online Streaming Video


Lori Love 

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.


Registration Information

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CE Approval Information

This course fulfills 1.5 hours Continuing Education credit for licensed mental health professionals in most states.

  • The Steve Frankel Group, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. This course is also approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) for its licentiates' CE license renewal requirements.
  • The Steve Frankel Group, LLC maintains responsibility for the content of this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of CE credit for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs.


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.