Friday, December 4, 2020

Burnout in Psychologists: Understanding, Managing, and Preventing the Phenomenon

Presenter: Danielle Zito, Psy.D.

Presented Via Zoom (log-in details will be sent to registered attendees prior to the workshop)

Presentation followed by Question & Answer Period as Time Allows

Sign in will begin at 7:00 PM

The target audience for this presentation is mental health professionals who are in clinical practice. The workshop will be given on an intermediate level.


Registration Closes 12/03/2020

SCPA Members: Free ~ 2 CE credits are available for $40 ($20 a credit)
Nonmembers: $10.00 fee until 11/27/20, $15.00 fee from 11/28/20 - 12/03/20* ~ 2 CE credits are available for an additional $70.00 fee ($35 a credit)
Undergraduate Students: - Free (with proof of student id)

Certificate of Attendance available for $5.00 additional

Please note there is a $1 processing fee for all credit card payments.

There is no known conflict of interest involved in this program nor commercial support provided for its presentation.

Burnout is a phenomenon first coined in 1974 as a combination of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and low personal accomplishment as a result of intense and prolonged exposure to work stress. Those in helping professions are particularly vulnerable to burnout, and unfortunately for psychologists it has become the rule rather than the exception. The aim of this talk would be to clarify the definition, prevalence, antecedents, maintaining factors, and consequences of burnout in the field of psychology. Also discussed would be practical interventions psychologists can use to reduce burnout and enhance self-care. A combination of literature review and experiential activities will be used to demonstrate the concept, enhance support, and help psychologists to restructure their personal and professional activities accordingly.

Dr. Zito is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Commack, where she is affiliated with Long Island Family Therapy. She graduated from the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Long Island University, Post Campus, and completed her training at Stony Brook University and other schools and outpatient centers across Long Island. She specializes in individual therapy for anxiety and neurodevelopmental disorders across the developmental lifespan using evidence-based approaches that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, executive functioning training, and social skills training. Dr. Zito is the current Suffolk County representative to Council for the New York State Psychological Association, and also serves as co-chair of NYSPA’s technology committee as well as President-Elect of the Suffolk County Psychological Association.

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