Professional Burnout and the Taruma Exposure Response: Effective Strategies for the Caring Therapist (3 CEU Credit)

  • Price: $ 29

Description

PROFESSIONAL BURNOUT AND THE TRAUMA EXPOSURE RESPONSE:

EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR THE CARING THERAPIST

Developed by: Deborah Besner, LCSW

3 Continuing Education Credits/Hours- Online Course CE Credits (CEUs) approved by CAMFT

PART I: INTRODUCTION

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Welcome to “Professional Burnout and the Trauma Exposure Response: Effective Strategies for the Caring Therapist.” You’ve invested thousands of hours to gain the education, clinical experience and training necessary for your pursuit of becoming a therapist. This training course will aid in protecting your personal and professional investment by increasing your awareness of the deleterious effects of burnout and trauma exposure. This course provides concrete steps towards decreasing risk and generating recovery.
This educational course promotes a greater understanding of the interactive effects between personal characteristics, core assumptions, client factors and the therapeutic process related to issues of burnout and trauma exposure. The course offers effective strategies to diminish risk of burnout-related depletion, improve professional stamina and promote one’s ability to sustain “high-touch” work with quality of care intact. You will gain the ability to alter patterns of thinking and behavior contributing to burnout and adverse consequences of trauma exposure. This course provides detailed information about the processes and contributors lurking behind professional burnout and sets out to further motivate the caring therapists into protective action or recovery.
As you will later see in this continuing education course, the effects of professional burnout and insufficiently managed trauma exposure have direct and negative implications on our work. Therefore, attending to this phenomenon is an ethical imperative and a vital responsibility for the care provider and for the care seeking patient.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  • This course will teach participants to:
  • Define and differentiate between burnout and brownout
  • Define compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma
  • Describe manifestations of professional burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma
  • Report the four stages of burnout proposed by Edelwich and Brodsky (1980)
  • Report the three dimensions of Maslach’s multidimensional model of burnout
  • Identify personal attributes that increase risk factors for professional burnout and compassion fatigue
  • Identify client characteristics that increase risk factors for professional burnout and compassion fatigue
  • Identify features of therapy work that increase risk factors for professional burnout and compassion fatigue
  • Understand the implications of porous emotional/psychological boundaries
  • Engage in self-examination for signs and symptoms of burnout
  • Engage in self-examination for attributes of compassion fatigue
  • List strategies and benefits of self-monitoring
  • Describe the findings of Goodman and Schorling’s (2012) study on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course and practitioner burnout
  • Provide an example of tapping into your “felt sense.”
  • Describe how hyperintellectualism impacts self-monitoring
  • Understand the benefit of creating psychological demarcations between work and home
  • Describe the concepts of after-burn and reach-back
  • Identify personal assumptions that may put therapists at risk for burnout
  • Describe an example of compassion fatigue in the context of your own practice
  • Learn effective self-care strategies for prevention and recovery from burnout
  • Describe and adapt career sustaining behaviors that can be used to effectively guard against burnout and compassion fatigue



COURSE SYLLABUS

PART I - INTRODUCTION

  • Course Description
  • Educational Objectives
  • Course Syllabus
  • Introduction to the Course
  • Relevance for California Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers
  • What is Burnout?
  • Case Scenario 1
  • How Does Burnout Manifest?
  • Diagram 1: Symptoms of Professional Burnout
  • What is Brownout?
  • What is the Process of Burnout and Brownout?
  • Diagram 2: Edelwich and Brodsky (1980) Model Depicted
  • Trauma Exposure Response: Compassion Fatigue
  • Trauma Exposure Response: Vicarious Trauma/Secondary Trauma
  • Manifestations of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma
  • Case Scenario 2
  • Case Scenario 3
  • Diagram 3: Symptoms of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma
  • Key Points

PART II – RISK FACTORS

  • Therapist Characteristics and Thought Distortions
  • Strong Identification with the “Helper” Role
  • The Highly Empathic Therapist
  • Strong Desire to Help + Impaired Boundaries
  • The Professional Novice
  • Trauma History and Current Life Stressors
  • Poor Coping Styles
  • Mistaken Assumptions.
  • Case Scenario 4
  • Client Characteristics.
  • Hazards of Practice: The Therapeutic Process
  • Key Points

PART III – CAREER SUSTAINING BEHAVIORS: PREVENTION AND RECOVERY

  • Strategy 1: Take Inventory
  • Strategy 2: Self-Monitoring/Mindfulness
  • Strategy 3: Examine Core Beliefs and Thought Patterns
  • Strategy 4: Professional Boundaries
  • Strategy 5: Other Self-Care and Career Sustaining Strategies
  • Key Points

PART IV – CONCLUSION

  • Couse Summary
  • Resources/References

Price

Plan Name Price
PROFESSIONAL BURNOUT AND THE TRAUMA EXPOSURE RESPONSE: EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR THE CARING THERAPIST (3 Unit): $ 29

Teacher

Deborah Besner

Deborah Besner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #27099) and adult psychotherapist. She received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Social Work from Columbia University. She is part of a highly coveted graduate-level intern program providing clinical supervision for Master's level students from the University of Southern California (USC) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Deborah has developed and presented several professional seminars to enhance clinical skills and professional growth. She has been recognized for her passion and enthusiasm for the field of mental health. Throughout her training and professional experiences, she has worked in varying outpatient and inpatient mental health settings.  She maintains extensive experience working with a vast client population, including those with severe and persistent mental illness, perinatal and postpartum mental health, individuals with trauma histories, grief, relationship and phase of life issues.

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