Each day, approximately 86 Americans will die by suicide. In the United States, around 45,000 deaths occur each year as a result of suicide, and nearly 575,000 people are treated in U.S. emergency room departments for self-inflicted injuries (CDC, 2015).
work life balance
Your role in the helping profession is to support, motivate, and assist clients with their problems. You are a caring person who likes to help others, but it’s also your responsibility to stay balanced. One occupational hazard that clinicians face is having to stay emotionally healthy while working with depressed clients. These clients can be emotionally and physically taxing if you aren’t practicing daily self-care. Here are a few signs that you need self-care, tips to prevent depression as a clinician, and the importance of an in-depth depression assessment.
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One class that needs to be added to our master’s level training program is navigating and managing personal relationships for therapist. We spend countless hours learning how to help our clients improve their relationships, but often don’t work on our own. Dating can be difficult especially as a therapist. Whether you meet someone online, introduced as a friend, or naturally meet a person you find interesting, be sure to keep the following in mind.