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The Science of Burnout: What It Is, Why It Happens, and How to Avoid It

A day-long seminar with GGSC Science Director Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., burnout expert Christina Maslach, Ph.D., end-of-life care pioneer Roshi Joan Halifax, and UCLA psychiatrist Elizabeth Bromley, M.D., Ph.D.
Burnout happens. Has it happened to you? The burned-out feel exhausted, cynical, and ineffective. This not only harms their health, well-being, and relationships but also reduces their productivity, retention, and other aspects of the “bottom line.” For roughly 40 years, researchers have been studying burnout, trying to document its symptoms as well as the personal and structural factors that contribute to it. While the scientific community has yet to establish a set of best practices for preventing or helping people recover from burnout, research has identified factors that put people more at risk and activities that guard against the incidence of burnout in individuals and organizations. At this day-long event, featuring GGSC Science Director Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.--with special guests acclaimed compassion teacher Joan Halifax, Ph.D., burnout expert Christina Maslach, Ph.D., and UCLA psychiatrist Elizabeth Bromley, M.D., Ph.D.-- you’ll explore the characteristics of burnout, its negative consequences, and the individual and organizational factors that make it more, or less, likely. Attendees will learn about the biological and psychological consequences of burnout—and differentiate it from related concepts like chronic stress, depression, and so-called “compassion fatigue.” They’ll also learn about some practical activities they can try in order to boost their resilience, as well as programs and approaches to organizational policy that can, (or in some cases, might not) effectively guard against burnout. The mix of science and practices offered throughout the day will suggest ways to mitigate the risk of burnout within themselves, their work environments, and their clients, patients, or employees.
 

Presnter

Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Emiliana Simon-Thomas is the science director of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley. A neuroscientist who earned her doctorate from UC Berkeley, her research has explored the neuro-biological roots of pro-social emotion and behavior, as well as the psychosocial benefits of emotional authenticity and connection. A gifted teacher, Simon-Thomas has presented on the science of happiness and compassion to the Dalai Lama and audiences worldwide.

Elizabeth Bromley, M.D., Ph.D.
Elizabeth Bromley is a psychiatrist and anthropologist. She earned her B.A. summa cum laude from Rice University in 1993 and received her M.D. and M.A. in the History of Health Sciences from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed residency and a chief residency in Adult Psychiatry at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. She completed her Ph.D. in Anthropology at UCLA in 2008. Since 2004, Dr. Bromley has been an attending psychiatrist on an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team at the West Los Angeles VA. Her current research focuses on research ethics, mental health stigma, and physician wellness.

Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D.
Roshi Joan Halifax is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care. She has worked with dying people and their families since 1972, and has taught health care professionals and family caregivers the psycho-social, ethical and spiritual aspects of care of the dying. Her books include: The Human Encounter with Death (with Stanislav Grof); Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Wisdom in the Presence of Death; and Being with Dying: Compassionate End-of-Life Care.

Christina Maslach, Ph.D.
Christina Maslach is an American social psychologist and professor of psychology at the UC Berkeley. She has conducted research in a number of areas within social and health psychology. However, she is best known as one of the pioneering researchers on job burnout, and the author of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), the most widely used research measure in the burnout field. In addition to numerous articles, her books on this topic include Burnout: The Cost of Caring; the co-edited volume, Professional Burnout: Recent Developments in Theory and Research (with Wilmar Schaufeli); and three publications with Michael Leiter -- The Truth About Burnout; Preventing Burnout and Building Engagement: A Complete Program for Organizational Renewal; and Banishing Burnout: Six Strategies for Improving Your Relationship with Work. She received her Ph.D. at Stanford, where she was involved in stopping the Stanford prison experiment.

This event will be webcast live! Attend in-person or online.

With the webcast, you’ll watch real-time video of the event, including slides, be able to submit questions to the presenter online, and receive CE credits —all from the comfort of your home, office, or anywhere with an Internet connection. You will be emailed prior to the event with course materials and login information for the webcast.

*Attendees can receive 6 CE credit hours for attending in-person or online.*

 

 

Agenda

  • 8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration and check in
  • 9:00-10:30 Defining the landscape of burnout
  • 10:30-10:45 BREAK
  • 10:45-11:00 Recognizing burnout
  • 11:00-12:00 Elizabeth Bromley, M.D., Ph.D., on the prevalence and characteristics of physician burnout
  • 12:00-1:00 LUNCH (on your own)
  • 1:00-2:00 Key factors that contribute to burnout
  • 2:00-3:00 Christina Maslach, Ph.D., on strategies for addressing burnout in the workplace
  • 3:00-3:15 BREAK
  • 3:15-4:15 Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D., on compassion as an antidote to burnout
  • 4:15-4:30 Resilience for individuals and institutions
 

Continuing Education

Continuing Education is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars.

For Psychologists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Creative Arts Therapists, Chemical Dependency Counselors, Dentists, Nurses, OTs - All Levels

Presented by the Greater Good Science Center, and co-sponsored by the International House at UC Berkeley

* Attendees can receive 6 CE credit hours for attending in-person or online.

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 6 CE hours

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (6) clock hours.

Social Workers
R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2015-April 15, 2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6 continuing education clock hours.
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 6 contact hours live
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (6) hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (6) contact hours.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (6) contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 6 CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0005. (6) contact hours

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0218 for (6) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (6) hours general. Expires 3/31/2017.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Dentists
CA: R. Cassidy Seminars is a provider  approved by the Dental Board of California as a registered provider of continuing education. RP# 4874. (6) CE Hours. Some state dental boards are reciprocal. Check with your licensing board to be sure.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (6) CE Hours.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (6) contact hours

Occupational Therapists
R. Cassidy Seminars is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider No. 6782. This course is offered for (6) CE Clock Hours (1 Clock Hour = .1 AOTA CEUs). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Disability Access: If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event.We cannot ensure accommocations without adequate prior notification.