Ethics and Boundaries: Stress and Burnout (Interactive Live Online)

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For registration assistance: 608-262-2451
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This virtual learning class is being offered remotely at the listed day/time. Details, including instructions for accessing an online learning platform via the internet or dial-in option, will be provided to registrants. Participants earn 2 hours of ethics/boundaries continuing education. Take additional units to meet your requirements for 4 or 6 ethics/boundaries CE hours.

Mental health professionals face a growing threat of burnout, which impairs clinician effectiveness and interferes with quality of life. All professional mental health organizations have ethical guidelines that warn professionals of the impairments that ensue when they are practicing beyond their stress tolerance and urge members to self-monitor for signs of burnout.

This presentation provides a detailed look at the physiology of stress and how it affects our well-being and the well-being of our clients. Six aspects of burnout will be described and suggestions for reducing the impact of stress will be given.


Learning objectives

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

  • List the physical effects of stress
  • Identify how low socioeconomic status and income inequality lead to poor health
  • Describe the six dimensions of burnout
  • Reflect on how to increase control over parts of our work situation



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Course Outline

Course outline

  • Professional ethical codes related to stress and burnout
  • What we know about stress
  • The relevance of income inequality and social media
  • Burnout
  • Reducing stress: getting control

Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 2
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units .2
American Psychological Association - Continuing Education Credit 2
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Substance Abuse Counselors - Continuing Education Credit Hours 2
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Marriage and Family Therapists - Continuing Education Credit Hours 2
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Social Workers - Continuing Education Credit Hours 2

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Program Questions?

Contact Ashley Kuehl at ashley.kuehl@wisc.edu or 608-265-4267

Registration Questions?

Email registrations@pyle.wisc.edu or call 608-262-2451.

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Meet your instructor

David Mays

(MD, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine) is the past forensic clinical director at the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison. He also serves on the clinical faculty at UW-Madison and the Medical College of Wisconsin.