Event date: 2/22/2023 Export event
Mark Wills
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Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work

NASW Wisconsin

Noon-1:30 p.m. CT

This webinar is based on findings in SaraKay Smullens’s fourth book, Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work: A Guidebook for Students and Those in Mental Health and Related Professions, 2nd edition, (NASW Press, 2021), where 5 burnout arenas, 4 underlying psycho-social causes (attendant syndromes), and care strategies (both self and societal) to address and alleviate burnout are highlighted.

Smullens explains: “Like life itself, there is nothing neat about my evidence-based categorizations. They hold a great deal of overlap and are offered for understanding, prevention, and discussion.” This edition also notes both differences and similarities between burnout and depression from a social work perspective. Deeply concerned about what she calls “pathologized human reactions,” Smullens emphasizes that in both burnout and depression reactions are usually understandable and appropriate reactions to life events. (She does discuss, however, when depressive reactions are psychiatric illnesses, requiring more than “the talking cure.”)

1.5 CEUs available

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