Becoming a Better Therapist - A Roadmap to Professional Development - Details:
In the face of cultural devaluation and financial uncertainty, how do we buffer ourselves against burnout and stay vitally involved in the work? A recent study of more than 11,000 therapists provides the answer: the lifeblood of our identity is our professional growth, so much so that we keep our finger on the pulse of our development throughout our careers. We conduct a continual retrospective evaluation, looking for evidence of our mastery, and constantly review our clinical experiences, mining them for the golden moments that replenish us. In this workshop, you'll learn a simple, low-tech way of gathering, tracking, and analyzing client feedback to monitor professional growth--our greatest ally for sending the "grim reaper" of burnout packing--and explore a five-step method of integrating feedback scales into your long-term development. Using these techniques, you'll reexperience the joy--and some of the chagrin--at what your clients can teach you, while improving your outcomes and staving off disillusionment.