Burnout prevention among therapists. Who takes
care of the caretaker?
Therapy is a very serious business. We the therapists take a lot of responsibilities upon our shoulders. We take many times the problems of our clients in a very personal way and we bring the emotional burden into our own home.
Our lives are mixed with a huge conflict: How much should I be there for
my client? How can I set boundaries because I have got a life too to live?
We the therapists tend to identify so much with our clients till we forget
ourselves We get lost in our urge to help and to change the world to be
a better one.
BUT who takes care of the caretaker?
The purpose of this workshop is to give therapists who deal with clients
on a daily basis effective tools how to manage their therapeutic career
successfully without damaging their quality of life. Correct balancing
between work and family life Burnout among therapist is a common” disease “ , it prevents us from being focused, alert, empathetic and caring as we committed ourselves while entering this profession.
In this workshop these topics will be discussed:
1. What is Burnout and how is it manifested in various symptoms: Physical,
Cognitive, Affective and Social
2. The unique factors in the therapeutic
professions that are subject to stress and Burnout.
3. Work-Family Balance.
4. The “hidden” therapeutic contract
5. Transference- Counter transference issues.
6. “The Savior trap” –“ I will succeed where everybody else failed”.
7. The REBT module for helping the helpers
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