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