*NASW Approved for 3 CEs*

Self-care isn't just a good idea, it's an ethical responsibility. Helping professionals are at a high risk for burnout and professional impairment. Helping professionals often feel guilty about practicing self-care because they are consumed with caring for others. As a professional, you’ve spent countless hours obtaining education to assist clients, yet little attention is often given to educating those in the helping professions on the effects of professional impairment, how to identify it, and the importance of self-care. 

If you’re in the business of helping others and want to learn more about burnout, secondary traumatic stress/ vicarious trauma, or compassion fatigue this is the course for you.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define the role of ethics in behavioral healthcare.
  2. Describe the signs of burnout.
  3. Review the negative effects of professional impairment & how it relates to ethical infractions.
  4. Discuss the role of self-care as an ethical imperative.
  5. Explore practical self-care strategies to build professional resilience.

"This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886738581-2749) for 3 continuing education contact hours."

If you practice or reside in the following states, please contact your licensing board and/or local NASW Chapter to ensure that this course will count towards your licensing requirements before purchasing this course: (NY, MI, ID,OR,WV,NJ)

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Hi, I’m Terricka Hardy.

Terricka Hardy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, and Board Certified Diplomate. She is a NASW Approved Presenter, appointed member of the NASW National Ethics Committee,and Memphis VA Social Work Professional Standards Board member. Terricka served as a member of the NASW Professional Impairment Policy Committee and assisted with writing and revising the NASW Professional Impairment Policy Statement. She is a featured co-author of The Routledge Handbook of Social Work Ethics and Values published in 2019.

Terricka has presented on local, regional, and national levels. She has trained numerous of professional and community groups about ethics, mental health recovery, professional impairment, burnout, and self-care. She is devoted to enhancing the human well-being not only for clients but also for social workers, counselors and other helping professionals. Terricka is the author of The Self-Care A-Z Adult Coloring Book and Work Perks: A Gratitude Journal for Helping Professionals, both available on Amazon.

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