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Self-Care: Ethics and Practice (Dr. Kirsten Bradbury) is a Course

Self-Care: Ethics and Practice (Dr. Kirsten Bradbury)

Time limit: 365 days
4.0 credits

$36 Enroll

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"I loved this course! It was so applicable to both my personal and professional development. Dr. Bradbury is an excellent instructor, and it is clear that she is passionate about her work.” - Margaret Claire Taylor

"This was delightful and instructive, and vital to professionals in our work, where poor self-care can result in so many problems, for clinicians and clients alike. Very well done and very timely. Thank you!”- Carolyn M. Bates

"I was really impressed with how engaging the course was. It went above and beyond what I'm used to hearing on the topic of self-care and really added knowledge and skills that I've already started putting into practice.” - Ashley Sanford, PhD

Course Description: (4 Hours) 

In this uplifting course important for any practicing psychologist or counselor, award-winning teacher Kirsten Bradbury emphasizes how to make self-care accessible and effective. She does this by providing you with instruction on the ethical necessities of self-care as well as techniques for implementing self-care practice in real life.

This course is appropriate for psychologists and other mental health professionals of all levels of professional experience. Self-Care: Ethics and Practice also provides four hours of credit toward the continuing education Ethics requirement for Licensed Psychologists in Texas.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. List at least three occupational risks for clinicians that are reduced with routine self-care
  2. Describe three self-care practices shown to reduce the risk of burnout
  3. Analyze the ethics of self-care in terms of principles of non-malfeasance, beneficence, justice, and autonomy
  4. Apply Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to the ethics and practice of self-care
  5. Explain the importance of getting enough sleep


We offer a 25% discount on all of our offerings for first responders, active military/veterans, nonprofit and government employees, educators, and UT staff and alumni. 

Upon registering, please enter the appropriate promotional code to receive the discounted rate: 

  • First Responders: TPCE_FR
  • Military/Veterans: TPCE_MILITARY
  • Nonprofit Employees: TPCE_NONPROFIT
  • Government Employees: TPCE_GOVERNMENT
  • Educators: TPCE_EDUCATORS

Course Instructor:

Following work as a visiting professor for Mercer University, Dr. Bradbury came to UT Austin in 2007 as a lecturer where she has received numerous awards for her teaching, including the President’s Associates Award and the Regents’ Award for Outstanding Teaching. Dr. Bradbury, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, maintains an active independent clinical practice, providing assessment, therapy, and consultation services to a wide range of individual and institutional clients. Her specialties include applications of cognitive-behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and motivational science to complex mental health situations involving medical, family, business, and legal systems. She hosts a variety of clinical workshops and wellness presentations for professional groups, student organizations, and general audiences of all ages. An expert in self-care as a behavioral health concept, Dr. Bradbury tries to practice what she preaches when it comes to maintaining work/life balance. Click here to learn more about Dr. Bradbury.

Continuing Education Credits:

Psychologists: Texas Psychology Continuing Education (TPCE) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists in the United States and Canada. TPCE maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Completion of the course(s) with a post-test score of 75% or better is required to receive continuing education credit; there is no partial credit. 

Counselors: APA-approved courses, including those offered by TPCE, are approved for some or all of your continuing education requirements if you are licensed in Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, or Wisconsin. If you are licensed in a state not listed above, please check with your state’s licensing board for specific requirements. Completion of the course(s) with a post-test score of 75% or better (70% or better for one-hour courses) is required to receive continuing education credit; there is no partial credit.

Other Professions: This activity qualifies for the specified number of hours of instructional content as required by many licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your board or organization for specific requirements. Completion of the course(s) with a post-test score of 75% or better is required to receive continuing education credit; there is no partial credit.