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"This course was wonderful and very applicable. Thank you!”- Brittany Gibson, LCSW
"I appreciate the focus on the concept from a research-based perspective. The intentional discussion of these concepts is necessary for both individuals and organizations to prioritize work-life balance.”- Laurie Randel
"I liked how the points all built on each other and had evidence-based research to back-up the activities’ effectiveness. These are things to not only consider as a clinician, but also aspects I want to communicate and instill in my clients as well. The content made me analyze what I am doing well with self-care and where I am having discrepancies between my values and my time.”- Rachel Walton
Course Description: (1 Hour)
In this free course, Dr. Kirsten Bradbury will cover how self-care routines protect stamina and motivation for a long, rewarding career. Additionally, she will discuss how self-care is an easy and effective way to enhance your daily enjoyment of your work now and allows you to model for your clients how to be a self-actualized, well-adapted person. From time management to oxytocin, the science of self-care can help you — not just your clients or patients — live a happier, easier, more productive life!
This course is appropriate for psychologists and other mental health professionals of all levels of professional experience. Self-Care Isn’t Selfish: Be Your Best for Your Clients & Patients also provides one hour of credit toward the continuing education tools & techniques requirement for Licensed Psychologists in Texas.
- Define self-care as a lifestyle practice rather than an occasional treat
- Identify the central requirement of the self-care lifestyle
- List at least three occupational risks for clinicians that are reduced with routine self-care
- Summarize why self-care isn’t selfish
- Identify the most important self-care behaviors for clinicians
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 70% 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 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 70% or better is required to receive continuing education credit; there is no partial credit.