CSP 064: Preventing and Treating Burnout with Expanded Practice
Every therapist I've ever met has dealt with feelings of burnout from time to time. From productivity pressures to feelings of imposter syndrome, we all struggle to make sense of it all as the years of practice fade into the background. We must regularly take stock of our own emotions and beliefs to prevent the big "B."
Danielle Stoller is a physical therapist who did experience burnout. The subject of today's episode is how she dealt with that hopelessness and found answers to re-establish her passion and drive for her patients. Her journey was made possible with inspiration from Marabeth Quinn, a parent of a client of Danielle's. Together they formed Expanded Practice, a site where therapists can find support to examine their relationships within and with others.
Thank you, Danielle and Marabeth, for a very thought-provoking episode!
Check out expanded-practice's website, where you can pick up their free e-book 8 Simple Ways to Start Thriving in Your Practice Today
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Conversations in Speech Pathology (CSP) is a podcast about issues related to the clinical practice of speech pathology. My mission is for the show to be thought-provoking & fun!
My interests are primarily Autism, AAC, and Speech Sound Disorders (SSD). I will continue to cover other areas as well from time to time.
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2. Do you feel a responsibility to champion evidence-based practice (EBP)? Yes, with a caveat. There are a number of issues in speech pathology where evidence for or against a particular intervention is lacking. Moreover, I'm finding more and more these days a serious lack of nuance and openness in certain corners of our profession. It is better to justify why you are doing a particular intervention (backed by a theoretical foundation) than to do something just because it was cited in a single study or because that is what the majority of people are doing.
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About the host...
I am now in my 24th year as a speech-language pathologist. I began my career working with adults (acute/subacute, skilled nursing facilities, trach/vent hospitals). Around 2000, I transitioned towards pediatrics and never looked back. I currently work in a school setting full-time (serving children with moderate-severe disabilities) while continuing a private practice part-time.
That’s the short version at least…
That's me with the family (background) at Chicago Botanic Garden (The Lightscape show).
Me and my trusty microphone!
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