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Course Description: (1 Hour)
In this second installment of our free courses on self-care, Dr. Kirsten Bradbury highlights a group of stress-management tools known as mind-body practices due to their psychophysiological quality. Well-demonstrated to be effective in reducing stress and its attendant negative health outcomes, adding mind-body practices to your self-care repertoire gives you tools for improving your sense of well-being, improving focus and concentration, sleeping better, and a myriad of other mental health benefits.
This brief review of stress-reduction exercises includes introductions to some of the best mind-body practices for self-care, including yoga, aromatherapy, systematic muscle relaxation, basic meditation, and a trio of positive visualization techniques.
This course is appropriate for psychologists and other mental health professionals of all levels of professional experience. Self-Care: Stress Management for Health Care Providers also provides one hour of credit toward the continuing education tools & techniques requirement for Licensed Psychologists in Texas.
- Define stress management as an active form of deliberate coping
- Identify at least three types of meditation
- Recognize systematic muscle relaxation as having been developed by Jacobson in 1929
- Summarize the importance of oxytocin as a stress hormone
- Identify multiple stress-reduction strategies recommended for health professionals
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.