Psychologists’ Well-Being: An aspirational guideline or ethical responsibility?, 1.5 CE

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Part 2: Psychologists’ Well-Being: An aspirational guideline or ethical responsibility?, 1.5 CE

Presented by Abbie O'Ferrell Beacham, Ph.D.

Psychologists are stepping up to meet unprecedented clinical, programmatic and research demands in response to a global pandemic. In general, topics of Burnout and Well-Being among psychologists do not receive as much attention as is warranted. Psychologists find themselves to be consistently “outward facing” and may experience a drain on their own well-being not readily recognized by themselves or others. Consequently, it is now crucial that we systematically attend and be accountable to how this era of progressively increasing demands are affecting our own well-being. This two-part experiential workshop will encourage self-exploration and application of concepts as potential components of psychologists’ ethical responsibility specifically as it pertains to levels of impairment and competence [Section 2.03 and 2.06 (a) (b)]. This workshop fulfills1.5 of the 3 hours necessary according to the KRS 319 ethics/risk management requirement for psychology professionals. Skill Level: Beginning.

Workshop Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Compare psychologists’ well-being levels with those of other professions and apply methods of individual assessment of total Well-Being utilizing an evidence-based model.
  • Generate innovative and aspirational Well-Being guidelines for the profession across early, mid and late career phases.

About the Presenter:  

Abbie O’Ferrell Beacham, PhD is an Associate Professor and Director of Behavioral Science in the School of Dentistry at the University of Louisville. Prior to returning to Louisville, served as the Associate Director of the Resilience Program and Office of Professional Excellence at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She was part of the inception and implementation of innovative programs designed to address burnout and support the overall well-being of health care professionals. She completed her doctoral training at the University of Louisville and her predoctoral internship in Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center. Her post-doctoral fellowship research and clinical work was in psycho-oncology and orofacial pain at the University of Kentucky Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry. She has extensive clinical experience working and training students in interprofessional team-based care in medical settings including primary care, psycho-oncology and chronic pain management. Dr. Beacham’s research and clinical work has integrated acceptance-based approaches to behavioral self-management in clinical medical and non-clinical populations and Resilience/Well-Being in healthcare professionals.            



This workshop is appropriate for Psychologists, Social Workers, Art Therapists, and Other Mental Health Professionals.

Registration Fees
KPA Member: $50
Non-Member: $75
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CE Credit

In order to obtain CE credit for this webinar, you will need to complete an online home-study quiz (10 multiple choice questions) which will need to be completed after listening to the webinar. In order to obtain credit for the home study workshop, you are required to pass the quiz with test scores of at least 80%. Once the quiz has been submitted it will be reviewed within 10 days and you will be notified via email of your results. At that time, assuming you have received at least 80% on the quiz, you will also receive a printable copy of your CE certificate via email.