Clinical Burnout and its Effects on the Addiction and Mental Health Professionals
Presented by John Sanders LCSW, LCAS, CCS
October 29, 2021
1:00pm – 2:15pm ET
(1 credit hour) (SS)
This live, interactive webinar will cover job burnout. This is a special type of work-related stress — a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity. This is not the “I need a vacation” version of burnout. This is a serious occupational hazard especially prevalent in the addiction and mental health field. Working for long periods of time with a difficult population and in a toxic work environment will eventually take its toll. Years or decades of stress, and the unique challenges of working with this population can manifest itself in ways that can make you sick with burnout.
Burnout can make pre-existing physical and mental conditions worse. This webinar will be a discussion of burnout specifically and related to individuals working in addiction and mental health fields, and will be a conversation on how we protect and support each other when doing stressful work for years or decades.
Presenter will self-disclose (as appropriate and helpful) his personal experience with this issue.
- Participant will learn the signs and symptoms of burnout, in themselves and others.
- Participant will learn physical and mental issues caused or made worse by burnout.
- Participant will discuss their experience with burnout, and ways it manifests itself in us.
Thanks, look forward to seeing you there!!