DescriptionAn Introduction to Self-Care for Mental Health Professionals
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, counselors, and other mental health professionals of all levels of professional experience. Self-Care Isn’t Selfish: Be Your Best for Your Clients & Patients provides one hour of credit toward the continuing cultural competency 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
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. More information about these discounts and how to apply them is available on our FAQ page.
Primary Course Leader(s)
TPCE Director & Instructor
Dr. Bradbury started her career in psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her undergraduate studies in 1992. She went on to obtain her M.S. and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. She served as an intern and postdoctoral fellow at the Emory University School of Medicine for two years. Dr. Bradbury was awarded the Lizette Peterson-Homer Memorial Award for Injury Prevention Research from the American Psychological Association in the award’s inaugural year.