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Professional Ethics: Therapist Self-Care During COVID-19

Date - Saturday, May 22, 2021
10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT

Zoom Interactive Webinar [1]

CE Credits: 2
Price: $ 60

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“Professional Ethics:
Therapist Self-Care During COVID-19”

A ZOOM Interactive Workshop led by Mary Alice Fisher, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist,
Executive Director of the Center for Ethical Practice

Self-Care as an Ethical Imperative:

Now more than ever, internalize the succor we offer to our patients. This is a temporary crisis.  Use your self-care resources and social support to moderate distress, and we shall get through it together. A few daily minutes of evidence-based self-care can indeed attenuate the nearly unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on psychologists. Keep the self-care faith, and spread it when you can.

Norcross, J.C. & Phillips, C.M. (2020, May 2) Psychologist Self-Care During the Pandemic: Now  More Than Ever.

“Without an ongoing proactive program of self-care and wellness promotion, clinicians will find themselves at risk for the very difficulties they work to assist their clients with. This may likely lead to impaired competence, resulting in adverse consequences for clinician and client alike. But with adequate attention to their own wellness, clinicians will be better able to meet their goal of providing high-quality care to their clients.”

Barnett, J. E., Johnston, L. C., & Hillard, D. (2005). Psychotherapist Wellness as an Ethical Q


Introduction:  Why is Self-Care an Ethical Issue?

  1. How has COVID-19 affected you? Personally? Professionally?  
  2. What were your pre-COVID self-care strategies?
  3. Are they working well enough during COVID?
  4. Have you initiated any new self-care strategies in response to COVID?
  5. Are you open to exploring new possible self-care strategies?
  6. How has COVID changed your “in person” contact with important others?
  7. What supports have you lost? (e.g., from colleagues, friends, family?)
  8. What support do you need now?
  9. How does your level of self-care affect your clients?



Learning Objectives:

1. Name two of your pre-COVID-19 self-care strategies and explain why they are (or are not) useful during COVID-19.
2. Describe two new strategies that are (or would be) helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. Explain whether (or why) your current self-care strategies are sufficient, and if not, what support you need now.




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