Facing the Demons Head On: The Impact of Burnout in the Life of Every Social Worker, and the Necessity for Our Self-Care
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
Credit Hours: 1.5 CEU(s)
• SaraKay Smullens, MSW, LCSW, CGP, CFL
• Nancy McFall Jean,MSW
This webinar will address the three primary sources of burn out -- compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and countertransference. It will discuss social workers are especially vulnerable to each of these sources, and offer relevant self-care strategies that can help us avoid and address burnout. Emphasis will be placed on both the Care component of self-care and the importance of the Self in coping with the myriad challenges of our profession and achieving meaningful direction and fulfillment. This webinar will have relevance to all in our profession, but was designed specifically to address concerns of those in the early years of practice.