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Professional Well-Being

Enhancing Wellness Among Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Mental Health Clinicians

Grace Gengoux, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Sanno E. Zack, Ph.D., Jennifer L. Derenne, M.D., Athena Robinson, Ph.D., Laura B. Dunn, M.D., and Laura Weiss Roberts, M.D., M.A.

  • 2020
  • 298 Pages
  • ISBN 978-1-61537-229-4
  • Item #37229

Description

Although data exist to support the notion that physician self-care is correlated with patient care, the culture of medicine has traditionally valued the ideals of self-sacrifice and perfectionism—often to the detriment of clinicians themselves.

Professional Well-Being: Enhancing Wellness Among Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Mental Health Clinicians, the result of a collaboration by several psychologists and psychiatrists in the School of Medicine at Stanford University, posits a new culture, one that is supportive of the health and well-being of health care professionals and the patients and populations they serve.

The book’s first section examines individual and systemic barriers to professional well-being, chronicling the unique challenges faced by health care providers at different stages of professional and personal development. Detailed case studies and vignettes illustrate effective methods for reducing burnout while also enhancing professional fulfillment. Thought-provoking discussion questions encourage readers to focus on implementation tactics applicable to their own health care practices.

Part II discusses personal resilience and realistic strategies—from the mental and social to the physical—to improve well-being. Specific exercises encourage mental health professionals to engage in pragmatic action for improved personal and professional well-being.

Throughout the book, a wealth of tables and figures illustrate important points. The inclusion of “positive practices” and recommended readings offers readers the opportunity to integrate what they have learned and to expand their study.

Patients benefit when treated by clinicians who value and model self-care. Professional Well-Being outlines for mental health care providers, including psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health clinicians, and trainees, how to become such a professional.

Contents

    Part I Well-Being and Wellness: An Emerging Imperative for the Health Professions

    Chapter 1. Healthy Clinicians, Healthy Patients
    Chapter 2. Professional and Personal Developmental Milestones
    Chapter 3. Burnout and Clinician Mental Health
    Chapter 4. Approaches to Mental Health Care for Fellow Clinicians
    Chapter 5. Special Challenges for Clinicians-in-Training
    Chapter 6. Systems and Supports for Clinician Wellness
    Chapter 7. Legal and Ethical Issues in the Context of Impairment and Recovery


    Part II Well-Being and Positive Self-Care: Practical Approaches for Psychiatrists and Mental Health Professionals


    Chapter 8. Preventive Health Care Strategies: Fostering Positive Self-Care and Resilience
    Chapter 9. Mindfulness and Spiritual Well-Being
    Chapter 10. Nutrition and Physical Activity
    Chapter 11. Sleep
    Chapter 12. Relationships and Social Connection
    Chapter 13. Psychiatric Care and Psychotherapy
    Chapter 14. Meaningful Professional
    Index

About the Authors

Grace W. Gengoux, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a Clinical Associate Professor
in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California.

Sanno E. Zack, Ph.D., is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California.

Jennifer L. Derenne, M.D., is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California.

Athena Robinson, Ph.D., is Chief Clinical Officer at Woebot Labs, Inc. in San Francisco, California.

Laura B. Dunn, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California.

Laura Weiss Roberts, M.D., M.A., is Chairman and Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine; Editor-in-Chief of the journal Academic Medicine; and Editor-in-Chief, Books, at American Psychiatric Association Publishing in Washington, D.C.

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