Nov 11, 2019
Curt and Katie talk about a recent news story related to Dr. Gregory Eells, the Executive Director of the Counseling and Psychological Services at University of Pennsylvania, who died by suicide in September 2019. We talk about how the understanding of risk factors, the changing face of our profession, and calls for self-care are insufficient to address the mental health needs of mental health professionals.
It’s time to reimagine therapy and what it means to be a therapist. To support you as a whole person and a therapist, your hosts, Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy talk about how to approach the role of therapist in the modern age.
We’ve pulled together resources mentioned in this episode and put together some handy-dandy links.
Your Tango Article: Head of UPenn’s Mental Health Services Dies By Suicide
Psychologist suicide: Incidence, impact, and suggestions for prevention, intervention, and postvention
Dr. Eells’ TEDx talk on Resilience
Center for Collegiate Mental Health, 2015 Annual Report
Who helps the caregiver? Penn counselor’s suicide highlights how experts aren’t immune from struggles
It’s Not Burnout, It’s Moral Injury by Dr. Zubin Damania
Center for Collegiate Mental Health 2018 – Clinical Load Index
Penn Today: A Conversation with new CAPS Director Gregory Eells
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Curt Widhalm is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice in the Los Angeles area. He is a Board Member at Large for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, a Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Adjunct Faculty at Pepperdine University, and a loving husband and father. He is 1/2 great person, 1/2 provocateur, and 1/2 geek, in that order. He dabbles in the dark art of making "dad jokes" and usually has a half-empty cup of coffee somewhere nearby. Learn more at: www.curtwidhalm.com
Katie Vernoy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, coach, and consultant. As a helping professional for two decades, she’s navigated the ups and downs of our unique line of work. She’s run her own solo therapy practice, designed innovative clinical programs, built and managed large, thriving teams of service providers, and consulted hundreds of helping professionals on how to build meaningful AND sustainable practices. In her spare time, Katie is secretly siphoning off Curt's youthful energy, so that she can take over the world. Learn more at: www.katievernoy.com
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