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NOON HOUR WEBINAR: Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work: A Guidebook in Mental Health and Related Professions

Presented by SaraKay Smullens, MSW, LCSW, DCSW, CGP, CFLE, BCD

NASWWI Chapter 0 1174 Article rating: 5.0

This webinar is based on findings in SaraKay’s fourth book, Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work:  A Guidebook for Students and Those in Mental Health and Related Professions, ed 2, (NASW Press), 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.  SaraKay 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,” SaraKay 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 CEH's

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