Self Care > Chapter 1 - Introduction

Self Care

Presented by
Lance J. Parks, LCSW
3 CE Credits/Contact Hours
Price: $15


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Board and Agency Approvals, provider #1613, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: (12/15/21 to 12/15/24). Social Workers completing this course receive 3 continuing education credits.

CALIFORNIA: This program meets the requirements for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for 3 hours of CE Credit

TEXAS: This course meets the criteria for acceptable continuing education as defined by the Texas State Boards of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers for 3 hours of CE Credit.

This program is approved for 3 continuing education credits/contact hours by:

  • The California Board of Registered Nursing # CEP 14462
  • The National Board for Certified Counselors # 6412
  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling #50-14000
  • The California Associations of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE) #CP40 977 H 0425
  • The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals: CCAPP-IE Provider # 1N-16-256-0824

It is the responsibility of the participant to check with their board regarding specific CE requirements.


CE Course Description

Due to the demanding nature of the counseling relationship requiring the therapist to provide help to a client with a psychological problem, it is suggested that the therapist seek out the benefits and practice Self-care. Self-care is what we do to manage our physical and mental health, as well as nurture our philosophical/spiritual balance on a day-to-day level. Self-care begins with you, the individual. In order to take care of yourself, it is important to make time for recreation and relaxation to keep a healthy balance between work and personal life. Self-care helps us to maintain stability in our personal and professional lives, and helps us to keep functioning, with our sense of humor intact, in the midst of adversity. This course helps the healthcare professional identify their need for, and strategies to implement self-care, both for themselves and their clients.

This course is an online, non-interactive, reading based, self-paced, and asynchronous course.

If you have questions about the course, require accessibility accommodations or need assistance, please email [email protected] or call (909) 628-4216.

CE Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, the participant will be able to:
  • Discuss what is Self-Care.
  • Identify work-related Stress, PTSD, and symptoms of Stress.
  • Explain Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and Vicarious Trauma, Secondary Traumatic Stress.
  • Explain Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, and Secondary Traumatic Stress prevention.
  • Discuss on how to build a Self-Care Plan.

CE Course Outline

Target Audiences:  A Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors and Nurses
Content level: A Intermediate

  • Chapter 1
    • Introduction
    • Work-related Stress and how it can be managed
    • Coping with Stress and Self-Care
    • Self-Care
    • Compassion Fatigue
    • Vicarious Trauma
    • Burn Out

  • Chapter 2
    • Occupational Health
    • Work Stress
    • Stress-related Illnesses
    • Acute Stress, Chronic Stress, and Burnout
    • Stress Management

  • Chapter 3: Stories
    • Health Workforce burnout

  • Chapter 4: Helping Professionals Burnout During COVID-19
    • Managing Workplace Fatigue
    • Managing Fatigue During Times of Crisis: Guidance for Nurses, Managers, and other Healthcare Workers

  • Chapter 5: Prevention
    • Tips for Healthcare Professionals: Coping with Stress and Compassion Fatigue

  • Chapter 6: Developing a Self-Care Plan
    • Building a Self-Care Plan
    • Mental Health in the Workplace
    • Self-care exercises

Course Development

Course topics are chosen based on various board requirements and professionals needs. Licensed professionals oversee, compile and develop course materials, posttest, and other course materials, determine the level of difficulty, and ensure course content is appropriate. The course developer bio is available here.

Course Created December 2020

Self Care > Chapter 1 - Introduction
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