6 hours, 13 minutes
NOTE: The seminar manual, CE information, and CE test are contained on disc #1 in PDF format. To access these documents, play disc #1 in your computer. For the video presentation, begin playing disc #1 in your DVD player.
Burnout affects all mental health professionals at least once, but most ignore the warning signs until it’s too late. Setting and maintaining therapeutic boundaries in an emotionally loaded environment can leave practitioners feeling overworked, emotionally weary, and concerned about their own health and well-being. In this seminar recording, Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D., will examine the signs, symptoms, and sources of burnout and explain how understanding your emotional intelligence can renew professional excitement and help eliminate key stressors in your life and practice.
This seminar recording will examine the benefit of restorative, emotionally intelligent relationships in the workplace and online, incorporating social media, like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, to improve outcomes and your personal support network. By understanding the potential of emotional intelligence and using techniques like emotional mapping and positive feedback loops, you can explore who you are within your therapeutic relationships, enhance your growth as a therapist, and apply these powerful tools to benefit you and your clients.
Use emotional intelligence to avoid burnout
Develop an emotionally intelligent support network to build professional resiliency
Manage therapeutic relationships more efficiently for better clinical outcomes
Apply new skills to increase your resilience in the workplace and at home to prevent burnout
Explain how to beat stress and enjoy practicing psychology again
Describe how to avoid the ethical pitfalls and challenges associated with burnout and compassion fatigue
Burning the Candles at Both Ends: Practitioners and Stress
What is burnout and is emotional intelligence a buffer?
Are you rare or well-done? Burnout assessment
Difference between stress and burnout
Causes of burnout and compassion fatigue
Difference between compassion fatigue and burnout
Burnout and professional practice
Warning signs and symptoms of burnout
Treating With Heart
Therapeutic boundaries and ethical challenges
The ethical concerns of caring, maybe too much
Transference/countertransference and compassion fatigue
Every day is a little closer: Your therapeutic expectations and impact
The Savior Syndrome
Where are you in all this?
What is Emotional Intelligence
Where this all begin
What it is and what is it not
Emotional Labor: “Whew I’m tired but nothing is done!”
The brain and its emotional architecture
Emotional intelligence and ethical violations
Elements of Emotional Intelligence to Benefit Your Clients
Who is emotionally intelligent?
Building a positive feedback-loop and combating compassion fatigue
Emotional expression competency
Emotional intelligence map
Five dimensions and 25 competencies
Who and where are you?
Emotional Intelligence to Lessen Professional Burnout and Compassion Fatigue
Prevent burnout and compassion fatigue
Tips for taking care of yourself
Cultivate key relationships to help keep you focused
Build restorative relationships in the workplace
Workplace emotional intelligence skills
It’s bigger than me – building social support
Utilize social media connections to build emotionally intelligent connections and insulate yourself from burnout
Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D has been treating and specializing in the treatment and assessment of individuals with personality disorders for the last 12 years in the state and federal prison system, universities, and in private practice. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas. He has published several articles on personality, ethics, and neurofeedback. Dr. Fox’s specialty area is in ethics and ethical conflicts and how they arise when working with individuals with various personality disorders and other mental health issues.
Dan has been teaching and supervising students for the last 12 years at various universities across the country, some of which include West Virginia University, Texas A&M University, University of Houston, Sam Houston State University, and Florida State University. He is currently a staff psychologist at the Federal Detention Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Fox has a private practice that specializes in working with difficult clients and he continues to teach and provide supervision to the master’s and doctoral students of University of Houston and Sam Houston State University.
Daniel has given numerous workshops and seminars on ethics and personality disorders, personality disorders and crime, emotional intelligence, and managing mental health within the prison system, and others. He received his master’s degree from Florida State University and his doctorate from West Virginia University.