This presentation will address the mental health issues of therapists. Scenarios of therapists struggling with their own mental health issues will be shared. Ideas for "what to do" when the mental health of the therapist is impact service delivery to clients.
- Attendees will learn about challenging scenarios of therapists who face mental health issues.
- Attendees will be challenged to think about how their own mental health impacts their service delivery to clients.
- Attendees will be presented options for handing the mental health of therapists, both from a clinician and supervisor perspective.
Sara Jordan, PhD, LMFT is an Associate Professor and Program Director of UNLV’s Couple and Family Therapy Program. Dr. Jordan’s research focuses on recognizing solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) as an evidenced-based practice. Her work on applying SFBT with substance abusers has been nationally recognized on SAMHSA’s NREPP registry. In addition, Dr. Jordan is a co-founding member of The International Microanalysis Associates. Their expertise lies in in microanalysis of face-to-face dialogue (MFD), which is the systematic, moment-by-moment examination of specific observable behaviors in face-to-face dialogue, focusing on their immediate communicative functions. Dr. Jordan has received national and international recognition for her research efforts.