LIVE: Emerging from the pandemic: The Ongoing Importance of Counselor Self-Care

May 3, 2023  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific

Presented By Richard Yep, CAE, FASAE
Richard Yep, CAE, FASAE

May 3, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific

2 Hours

The live professional training program on Emerging from the pandemic: The Ongoing Importance of Counselor Self-Care is presented by Richard Yep, MA.

Our society is experiencing a pandemic, as well as increased divisiveness, discrimination, bullying, and both natural and person-made disasters which are leading to increased stress. Professional counselors and those who they serve, are impacted by these issues. To continue to do the good work that is required of a professional counselor, the element of self-care cannot be underestimated.
There have been numerous books, articles, blogs, and conference presentations addressing how professional counselors must take care of themselves. To be successful in helping clients and students, professional counselors need to address the growing dilemma of burnout in the same way that flight attendants instruct us to use oxygen masks in case of an airplane emergency: put your mask on first before helping others.

Counselors must take care of themselves at all stages of their careers – from trainee to seasoned professional. Not doing so makes you vulnerable to compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout. Giving too much of yourself without attending to professional stressors can cause you to leave the profession you love.

Intended Audience

This live program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals. (Intended Audience).

Experience Level

This live program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians. (Experience Level).

CE / CPD Credit

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Presented By

Richard Yep, CAE, FASAE

For 33 years, Richard Yep has worked for the American Counseling Association (ACA), the past 24 as the organization's Chief Executive Officer. ACA is the largest membership organization of professional counselors in the world. At the time he stepped down in June 2022, he was managing a staff of 60 a...

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe how caring for self is a critical step in caring for others

Describe what prevents providers from caring for themselves

Describe the signs of when self-care is absent

Describe techniques and actions counselors can easily implement that support self-care


Live Event Policy

Event Communications

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Have a sudden change of plans and are unable to attend live? No worries, you will be given access to the On Demand version of the program once available. Alternately, your registration can be migrated to another live event.

Event Conduct

Event Conduct

Please conduct yourself in a professional manner throughout the event. Our goal is to make this as interactive an experience as possible for all who attend. We reserve the right to remove any participants who are disruptive or who act unprofessionally.

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