Episode 17: Self-Care and Avoiding Burnout

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Kristen Lee, Ed.D., LICSW

Kristen Lee, Ed.D., LICSW, is a professor of Behavioral Science at Northeastern University, and is the author of "Mentalligence" and "Reset." With more than 20 years' experience as a clinician, educator, researcher and parent, she speaks about her area of expertise: preventing and treating burnout.

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About Dr. Lee

Dr. Lee is author of "Mentalligence: A New Psychology of Thinking: Learn What It Takes To Be More Agile, Mindful and Connected in Today's World" and "Reset: Make the Most of Your Stress."

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