Walking Through Fire: Overcoming Pandemic Burnout

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Featuring:

Karen Cassiday, PhD, ACT
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Thursday, April 15, 2021 12 pm
- 1:00 pm
Level
Intermediate
Advanced
Category
Treatment

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35.00

This webinar will describe the known symptoms of professional burnout, how they differ from depression and how they might manifest in a mental health professional. Specific characteristics of the Pandemic that promote burnout, such as overuse of video conferencing, lack of social connection, use of social distancing and masks during treatment and the stressors of prolonged uncertainty, frequent alarming news and diminished opportunities for personal self-help will be described, along with their contribution to professional burnout. Remedies for burnout will be detailed that have been shown in research to effectively help burnout, along with realigning professionals’ values, empathy, and self-expectation to better fit the Pandemic professional and personal lifestyle.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The participant will be able to identify at least 3 symptoms of likely professional burnout common to professionals in service professions
  2. The participant will be able to identify at least 3 potential sources of burnout in mental health professionals that are unique to the Pandemic
  3. The participant will be able to identify 3 self-help strategies for overcoming professional burnout during the Pandemic

This webinar will be recorded and available on-demand within 24 hours following the live presentation. If you have registered, and cannot view or missed the live webinar, please contact webinars@adaa.org.

Presenter(s) Biography

Karen Cassiday, PhD, ACT

Karen Cassiday PhD

Karen Cassiday, PhD, ADAA Past President's areas of interest are anxiety disorders in children and teens, social anxiety disorder, treatment-refractory OCD, and working with children and teens who suffer from both developmental concerns and anxiety disorders. Her research has focused on information processing in posttraumatic stress disorder and cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders in children, teens, and adults.

Karen Cassiday is an ADAA Clinical Fellow.

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