How to improve the well-being of therapists
A guide for supervisees and supervisors who want to inject fierce compassion into their workplaces.
Many CBT therapists, PWPs and supervisors are overwhelmed with their workloads. Reports of chronic stress and burnout are disturbingly high, and practitioners are at risk of developing anxiety and depression. Research indicates that the causes of burnout are largely organisational, which can leave practitioners feeling frustrated and powerless to change the situation.
Although investments in self-care can keep your head above water, the outlook can remain grim as you contemplate slugging it out or finding a new career. Something significantly different is required to turn this problem around.
What difference does supervision make?
Clinical supervision can play an important part in a practitioner’s professional and personal development. However, it may not be adequate or effective to provide the necessary restorative functions.
This workshop will tackle this problem head-on by examining key questions like:
• What do supervisees want from supervision, and how is this best delivered?
• Which workplace practices are essential to the therapist’s well-being and recovery?
What kind of animal for you?
Too often, we are told to be more self-reliant and better at managing our mental health. These unhelpful messages about resilience fly in the face of what we know about human evolution. Humans don’t flourish on their own. You aren’t that kind of animal! The truth is that well-being isn’t just what you do for yourself; it's also what you do for others. Teams matter and relationships that lack empathy, compassion and flexibility undermine a practitioners’ recovery.
What you will learn in this workshop?
In this workshop, delegates will have the opportunity to develop a personal practice plan that focuses on both interpersonal and intrapersonal behaviours. You’ll learn multiple exercises that can be applied easily during working hours. These exercises will be short, making it easier for them to become daily habits.
Appropriate both inside and outside clinical supervision, the exercises are intended to inject fierce compassion into your workplaces so that you can develop a bottom-up approach to cultural change.
This workshop is suitable for CBT therapists, psychological well-being practitioners, counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists.
- Describe an evolutionary science perspective on human well-being and apply it to the workplace.
- Complete a functional contextual behavioural analysis of challenges at work.
- Clarify the values that bring vitality to your experience.
- Identify actions that will awaken interpersonal compassion within your teams
To register for this event, please complete and return this booking form: https://www.babcp.com/files/Events/BookingForm120520.docx
About Jim Lucas
Jim is a CBT Practitioner/Supervisor, and a peer-reviewed ACT Trainer with a specific interest in workplace well-being, burnout & the social & evolutionary factors that impact human suffering. Jim has presented on this subject at national conferences, and he continues to write articles & deliver workshops on this key component of therapy practice.