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Fri, Oct 01


4 Virtual Book Club Meetings

Fall Virtual Self-Care Book Club 6 CEUs

A special collaboration with URI CFT to bring you this Members Only, 6 CEU virtual book club workshop, hosted by Jessica Cless, PhD and Tiffani Kisler, PhD

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Fall Virtual Self-Care Book Club 6 CEUs
Fall Virtual Self-Care Book Club 6 CEUs

Time & Location

Oct 01, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

4 Virtual Book Club Meetings

About the Event

Fall Virtual Self Care Book Group 6 CEUs

Jessica Cless, PhD and Tiffani Kisler, PhD

Graduate program in Couple and Family Therapy

University of Rhode Island

Self care is absolutely essential for helping professionals. As we continue our journey through

the COVID-19 pandemic we are inundated with new stressors making self care even more

timely. We will be leading a book group on self care. Our selected book is The Resilient

Practitioner: Burnout and Compassion Fatigue Prevention and Self-Care Strategies for the

Helping Professions. We will move through book in a four-part series as we explore and discuss

many aspects of self-care for helping professionals.  

By the end of this book club participants will be able to:

1. Identify common sources of both stress and joy in the practice of couple and family therapy.

2. Identify strategies for personal and professional self care.

3. Assess personal life balance.

4. Identify and engage with sources of professional support.

Oct 1: Chapters 1-4, 63 pages

4:00-5:30 1.5 CEUs

Joys, rewards, and gifts of practice

The Cycle of Caring

The elevated stressors of the novice practitioner

Oct 22: Chapters 5-6, 57 pages

4:00-5:30 1.5 CEUs

Hazards of Practice

Hemorrhaging of the caring self: burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, ambiguous

endings, and professional uncertainty

November 12: Chapters 7-9, 60 pages

4:00-5:30 1.5 CEUs

What is human resilience?

Sustaining the professional self

Sustaining the personal self

December 3: Chapters 10-12, 86 pages

4:00-5:30 1.5 CEUs

The Eye of the Storm model of practitioner resiliency 

The evolving practitioner

Burnout prevention and self-care strategies of expert practitioners

Professional References

Our Selected Reading:

Skovholt, T. M., & Trotter-Mathison, M. (2016). The resilient practitioner: Burnout and

compassion fatigue prevention and self-care strategies for the helping professions:

Third edition. Taylor and Francis Inc.


  • 1 hour

    Oct 1


  • RIAMFT Members Only

    Includes 4 virtual book club meetings and 6 CEU's.

    Sale ended



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