DSW student Alexis Glennon and PhD alum Doyle Pruitt publish, "Self-care for clinicians during remote sessions: Adapting to the new world"

Published November 18, 2022

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Alexis Glennon

Alexis Glennon.

Kudos to Alexis Glennon and PhD alum Doyle Pruitt on their publication of, "Self-care for clinicians during remote sessions: Adapting to the new world" in the Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.

Pruitt, D. K., & Glennon, A. S. (2022). Self-care for clinicians during remote sessions: Adapting to the new world. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Abstract

The transition to remote work and telehealth for mental health clinicians has created a set of structural and individual considerations that previously had not needed to be considered in self-care plans. Recognizing the origins of discomfort and uncertainty clinicians may have experienced as human beings living and working during a pandemic informs an effective self-care plan. Changes to organization practice and the therapeutic relationship and milieu, and the resultant challenges, are also considerations for a revised plan. A supportive organization is one that has clear and consistent guardrails, a supportive environment, training opportunities, resources that allow clinicians to do their work remotely, and provides regular clinical supervision. Setting boundaries with oneself, limiting screen time and exposure to news outlets, and maintaining a clear work schedule works toward the well-being of clinicians.