Self-Care with Drs. Melissa Tiessen and Karen Dyck

Dr. Tamara Soles is joined by Drs. Melissa Tiessen and Karen Dyck, to explore the topic of self-care. Presenters discuss the barriers to self-care, especially for women and women therapists in particular. Research findings are shared regarding time usage and gender disparities. Topics such as burn-out, human giver syndrome, and intentional self-care are also explored. Creative and playful ways of injecting micro self-care practices into one’s life are shared.

Continuing Education

This Podcast Episode Provides 1 Hour of CE Credit

Course Description

Dr. Tamara Soles is joined by Drs. Melissa Tiessen and Karen Dyck, to explore the topic of self-care. Presenters discuss the barriers to self-care, especially for women and women therapists in particular. Research findings are shared regarding time usage and gender disparities. Topics such as burn-out, human giver syndrome, and intentional self-care are also explored. Creative and playful ways of injecting micro self-care practices into one’s life are shared.

Instructor's bio

Dr. Melissa Tiessen is a registered psychologist in the areas of Clinical and Health Psychology, and Dr. Karen Dyck completed her Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology and her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology. They are two mid-career(ish) psychologists who love what they do and also recognize how important it is to take care of themselves in this work. They know that there are many female mental health professionals trying to balance careers with additional caregiving roles - whether young children, aging parents, or anything in between. Many of these women value self-care but struggle with making it a priority. Karen and Melissa created Intentional Therapist to help female mental health professionals stay healthy and happy through intentional, creative, and playful self-care.
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Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the importance of clinician self-care.
  • Recognize how socialization affects self-care practices.
  • Identify what effective self-care can look like.

How to Take the Course

Once you choose a course that interests you, simply click the enroll button to register for the course. You will be prompted to create your login information and then be directed to the course curriculum where you will have access to the episode, the learning objectives, and the post-test. Once you successfully complete the post-test, your CE certificate will appear on screen and can be downloaded. You can listen to the course episode directly on the course website or on your favourite podcast app.

How to Get Your Certificate

After listening to the course episode, you will be prompted to take the multiple choice post-test. To receive your continuing education credit certificate, you need to achieve a score of 70% of more. You may retake the post-test up to three times. Once successfully completed, the certificate will appear in your course area where you can download it.

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this course. Dr. Tiessan and Dr. Dyck offer workshops on self-care.

FAQ

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Course Format

This course is presented in audio format via podcast interview. The course is designed for post-doctoral psychologists and is an introductory level.

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Continuing Education Approvals

Dr. Tamara Soles is approved by the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Dr. Tamara Soles maintains responsibility for the program.

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