Location: Indiana, United States

I became a Professor Emeritus after serving 29 years as a recreational therapy faculty member at Indiana University. I'm a long-time Hoosier, having grown up in Hanover, Indiana. My RT practitioner work was in psych/mental health. After completing my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, my first faculty position was at the University of North Texas. RT has been a wonderful profession for me as I have had the opportunity to serve as an author and national leader.

Friday, February 01, 2013

ATRA Webinars on Caring for Yourself

From Jean Folkerth, Re.D., CTRS. ATRA Academy Coordinator:
Are you suffering from stress? Do you need some reminders to care for yourself ? This webinar series is for you. Learn to deal with stress, learn self care practice to avoid compassion fatigue and improve your sleep!


Session C1: Stress Less! Stress Management Techniques for Therapists
Date: Friday, February 8 Time: 1:00 p.m.
ATRA Academy Faculty: Janice Elich Monroe, Ed.D., CTRS

Work place stress can be caused by workload, personal values, social and cultural factors and technology. This session explores both personal and technological stressors and strategies (traditional and technological) through which stressors can be recognized and alleviated.
Session C2: Cultivating Self-Care Practice to Avoid Compassion Fatigue
Date: Friday, February 15 Time: 1:00
ATRA Academy Faculty: Susan “Boon” Murray, Ed.D., CCLS, CTRS

This webinar is an exploration of healthy self-care practice to enhance ‘compassion satisfaction’ and avoid ‘compassion fatigue’ and burnout from the unaware secondary traumatic stress of doing therapeutic work. Participants will understand their vulnerability to compassion fatigue, discover revitalizing standards of self-care, inventory their current self-care practice, identify positive steps for reducing caregiver stress by creating a written self-care plan, and access resources for cultivating a healthy workplace that honors self-care.

Session C3: Achieving Better Sleep for our Patients and Ourselves
Date: Friday February 22 Time: 1:00
ATRA Academy Faculty: Debbie Robinson, MS, CTRS/L

We all burn the candle at both ends and many times our sleep suffers for it. Join us to learn about sleep, how sleep deficits can exacerbate illness and strategies to improve sleep quality.
Go to the ATRA website and sign up today!


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