IPA 2022 Webinar Series
1.0 Hour of Category I CE credit Friday, October 21st, 2022 at Noon
Registrants will receive further information for participating via Zoom Webinar for the presentation.
Self-Care and Burnout: Centering Intersecting Identities as Contributing Factors
Burnout, as a potential experience for clinicians, educators, and researchers is often influenced by the nature of the work that psychologists and counselors do, and compounded by supports available, sociocultural climate, demands placed within their settings, and a number of other variables (Warlick et al., 2020). Since March of 2020, the global COVID-19 pandemic has upended the delicate balance of many family and employment systems, and disproportionately challenged clinicians, researchers, supervisors, and educators who hold minoritized identities or have traditionally managed role strain. It is estimated that 70% of global healthcare and first responders are womxn (UN Women, 2020), necessitating creative plans for securing childcare (Kashen et al., 2020; UN Women, 2020), while navigating pay disparities and cuts to healthcare benefits (Furlow, 2020), for example.
The added stressors over the past 2-3 years has greatly exacerbated the need for work around mental health, and heavily taxed professionals in the field who are, themselves, managing identity and role strain, with greater isolation away from support systems. In addition to managing the financial, logistical, and emotional needs of themselves and family/community members, the rise of White nationalist propaganda, and legislation aimed at stripping protections for minoritized groups all meaningfully influence the positionality of professionals in the field. This program will explore the ways in which clinicians, supervisors, and educators can engage in view clients through a cultural lens (Sehghal et al., 2011) and manage their own level of stress through discussion, case studies, and personal reflection. Learning Objectives
By completing this program, participants will able to:
1. Analyze and discuss levels of burnout across settings (e.g., research, supervision, applied clinical work, teaching).
2. Examine and conceptualize ways in which minoritized identities and role strain contribute to the development and maintenance of burnout.
3. Discuss at least 3 ways in which feminist and liberatory frameworks can be utilized to buffer against burnout.
Presenter Bio: Noelany Pelc, Ph.D.
Dr. Pelc is an Assistant Professor at Marian University, and is a licensed psychologist in the state of New York and in Indiana. She previously served as the Clinical Coordinator for MA/EdS students in Professional Counseling and School Counseling before serving as the Academic Director of the online School Counseling and Professional Counseling programs for two years at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. She is active in APA's Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women), the Society for Teaching of Psychology (STP) and in the Advancement for Women in Psychology (AWP). During her training and post-graduation, she gained clinical experience working with women and children who were survivors of trauma and relational violence, particularly as those experiences intersected with marginalized and disenfranchised identities. She gathered experience working with college counseling students, dual-diagnosis mental health concerns and cross-addiction within a residential setting, and training in psychological assessment for impaired professionals. Her current areas of research center on experience of women in the Academy, the socialization of polarized national attitudes. and applications of cultural humility in research, teaching and mentorship. Her professional interests include relational-cultural theory, feminist theory, and pedagogy.
Dr. Noelany Pelc
Special Note to Conference Attendees
The Indiana Psychological Association (IPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Indiana Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Indiana State Psychology Board and Indiana Behavioral Health Board:
IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for psychologists.
IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LMFTA, LCAC and LAC.
Licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice.
Please note that APA rules require that credit be given only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving early will not receive CE credits. Partial credit cannot be given. We ask that all participants return the post-program evaluation form at the conclusion of the program. Dr. Pelc and IPA have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents and will not receive any commercial support prior to or during this program.
CE certificates will be distributed via email withing two weeks post-event.
Registration Fees IPA New, Premier, Platinum, Emeritus-Practicing, and Student Members - $0
IPA Basic, Emeritus-Retired Members, and Affiliate Members - $15
Non-Members - Psychologists and Other Professionals $30
*If a non-member Student seeking to attend, please either join IPA (free membership with "sponsorship" by an IPA Academic Member or, if outside the state of Indiana, please contact email@example.com.
Registration will close on Thursday, October 20th, 2022.
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