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The Ethics of Burnout

The Ethics of Burnout:  Identifying and Addressing Systemic Barriers to Self-Care and Work-Life Balance in Clinical Psychology Trainees
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 12:00 pm
- 1:30 pm ET
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The Ethics of Burnout: Identifying & Addressing Systemic Barriers to Self-Care & Work-Life Balance in Clinical Psychology Trainees

This webinar reviews the empirical literature on burnout in clinical psychology trainees and identifies the ethical imperatives for us as a field to identify and address systemic barriers to self-care by putting reasonable and universal constraints on the work load of trainees, so that no trainee is penalized for working “less” in order to sustain work-life balance.  The direct negative impact of burnout in health service psychology professionals on patient care is emphasized.  

Participants are encouraged to consider their organizational demands and expectations of trainees and to think about ways to reduce demands on trainees while providing sustained excellent patient care.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Delineate the work load demands and expectations of clinical trainees at their institution.
  2. Describe the importance of work-life balance and self-care in professional psychology and the risks to both practitioners and patients when self-care is compromised.
  3. Identify systemic barriers to self-care in clinical psychology trainees.
  4. List specific steps that can be taken to reduce systemic barriers to self-care and to provide sustained excellent patient care.
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Presenter(s) Biography

Melissa G. Hunt, PhD

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Melissa G. Hunt is a licensed clinical psychologist and serves as the Associate Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Fellow and Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a member of the Rome Foundation Psychogastroenterology working group.

Dr. Hunt conducts research on the best approaches for stress management, and into the causes and treatment of depression, anxiety disorders and chronic GI disorders. As a clinical scientist, her emphasis is on translating basic psychological science into treatments that are effective, acceptable, and accessible to patient populations. In particular, Dr. Hunt focuses on identifying and correcting the underlying patient factors (e.g. unhelpful beliefs and maladaptive avoidance) that lead to reduced quality of life, impairment and distress, particularly factors that exacerbate chronic health problems and make them harder to cope with.  In addition to her research, she maintains an active private practice in clinical psychology in which she specializes in cognitive-behavioral treatment of mood, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma disorders and on working with patients with chronic GI disorders and other health problems. Dr. Hunt is the author of the highly-regarded self-help book “Reclaim Your Life from IBS: A Scientifically Proven Plan for Relief without Restrictive Diets”

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