Wellness: An Ethical Responsibility for Mental Health Care Providers

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This 4-hour live webinar meets Wisconsin requirements for ethics and professional boundaries continuing education for licensure renewal and is designed for social workers, counselors, therapists, psychologists and other helping professionals. It is offered fully online via Zoom with instructor Erri Hewitt, PhD.

Health and human services providers, both trainees and practicing providers, experience stress related to their work and rates of burnout have increased in recent years. This stress is amplified for groups that have been underrepresented and discriminated against in health and human services settings. Affecting both personal and professional domains, burnout may be associated with a decrease in professionalism, a greater number of mistakes, and substance use and mood disorders. In this webinar, we will review empirical research on burnout and wellness with an emphasis on practical and evidence-based applications of this work.

Participants will also engage in hands-on learning activities identifying how provider burnout impacts them individually and how burnout impacts and is impacted by the systems in which they work. Participants will have opportunities to identify their burnout symptoms and to set goals to enhance their well-being and improve their day-to-day delivery of mental health care services. Opportunities to discuss systems-level interventions with colleagues will be provided as well as opportunities to try out a variety of evidence-based wellness activities.


Learning objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the research on mental health care provider burnout
  • Recognize how research on wellness can be applied to provider burnout
  • List ways they are impacted by provider burnout
  • List ways to decrease their burnout and increase their well-being

Course Level:  Beginner to Advanced

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Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 4
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units .4
American Psychological Association - Continuing Education Credit 4
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Substance Abuse Counselors - Continuing Education Credit Hours 4
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Marriage and Family Therapists - Continuing Education Credit Hours 4
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Social Workers - Continuing Education Credit Hours 4
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Licensed Professional Counselors 4

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Contact Katie Holt at katie.holt@wisc.edu

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Meet your instructor

Erri C. Hewitt


is a licensed clinical psychologist who helps her patients optimize their mental health and wellbeing by offering them scientifically-supported approaches to mental health care that are tailored to their individual needs. Erri specializes in working with women in the pre- and postpartum periods, children and families coping with emotion and behavioral problems, and people who are adjusting to chronic illness and injuries. Erri has experience with cognitive behavior therapy, interpersonal therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. In addition to directly working with patients, Erri lectures on mental health care and teaches residents and interns at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.