Promoting Professional Resilience (Summer Learning)

Audience: social workers, social work supervisors, and mental health practitioners. This 3 part series will explore the importance of reflective practice. They are held on Thursdays from 9-10:30 AM, 7/22, 7/29, and 8/5.

  • July 22
    09:00 AM CDT - 10:30 AM CDT
    • $75.00 excl.


Burnout is a condition characterized by the following symptoms: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced personal accomplishment, which may occur among individuals who do people work. Reflective practice is a developmental process that is multi-dimensional and inherently emotional and relational. In fact, being in relationships with important others is an essential component to gaining increased awareness. Attendees will be asked to think critically about what they do, why they do it, how their practice both reflects and affects who they are, and what they believe about people’s struggles and change process.

In this 3 part series, attendees will learn how to:

  • Reflect on action (intentional process of evaluating work to help improve skills in working with clients)
  • Reflect in action (intentional awareness of own feelings, reactions in the moment and how it may impact client worker interaction).
  • Help clients reflect (responding to clients with reflective questions rather than always responding to clients with an answer or advice)
  • Make ethical decisions (process decisions through careful deliberation and intention).
  • Apply these concepts in their roles as current or aspiring reflective supervisors.

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