Webinar: Understanding Burnout in Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors

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Webinar: Understanding Burnout in Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors

Recorded: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 Create an Account or Login to watch the recorded version and complete the evaluation. CRC credit is available for viewing this training and completing the evaluation.

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Stress. Everyone experiences some degree of stress in their life. For many, the COVID-19 exacerbated their stress levels. Chronic stress is this constant and persistent level of stress without any relief and can ultimately lead to burnout. Individuals in helping professions are more frequently likely to experience burnout compared to other professions.

In this training we explore burnout as a response to stress and further look at how different types of trauma responses (yes, stress can be a traumatic experience) can lead to burnout. Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals experienced significant shifts in their work experiences as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and many professionals report feeling extended periods of stress. With this training we hope to provide some tips and tricks to aid Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals in recognizing burnout and how to reduce stress.

Training Objectives:

  • Understand the concept of burnout as it applies to counseling professionals.
  • Identify symptoms of burnout in counselors for individuals to better support themselves and their colleagues.
  • Apply self-care strategies to assist or prevent counselor burnout.

Presenter:

Nichole Tichy, MA, CRC

Program Coordinator and Ph.D. Student The George Washington University

The contents of this training was developed with support from the: Center for Innovative Training in Vocational Rehabilitation (CIT-VR), funded under (#H263C190007) by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS), Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).

Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the U.S. Department of Education, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education.

This webinar is close captioned and a transcript is available.