Clinician Wellness: Mindfully Building Resiliency Day by Day
Presenter: Patricia J. Robinson, PhD, of Mountainview Consulting Group, is recognized as a pioneer researcher in the field of primary care behavioral health and a master clinician in Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She trains internationally and consults with health care systems about initiation and expansion of integrated services. She is the author of over 150 publications, including Behavioral Consultation and Primary Care, 2nd (2015), Brief Interventions for Radical Change (2012), and Real Behavior Change in Primary Care (2010).
Overview: This webinar is intended for all audience levels, from students to advanced professionals. The webinar describes use of mindfulness and value-based behavior change planning to enhance resilience at work and in “the rest-of-life”. It will provide a brief introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and an adapted version of ACT, known as fACT. Participants will learn about tools to assist them with identifying sources of and magnitude of stressors in their lives and for measuring their current level of psychological flexibility. Psychological flexibility is the result of skills that promote resilience in encountering the stresses of work and life mindfully and persisting in the pursuit of chosen meaningful life directions. Participants will be guided through worksheets to assist the with development of a plan to enhance resiliency.
The recommended approach has been used with a variety of workers in Great Britain and found to be associated with greater job satisfaction, a higher sense of job control, and better retention of workers. The approach is used increasingly in the United States in primary care settings, where behavioral health providers and medical providers work together in providing team-based care.
- Describe sources and magnitude of stress and a way to assess level of psychological flexibility
- Name core processes that support psychological flexibility and clinician resilience
- Apply specific exercises for developing a written plan to grow and sustain resilience