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Heidi's House

The Resilient Clinician Summer Self Care Reading Group

We will be reading from “The Resilient Clinician,” a book that will be gifted to everyone for optional summer self-care reading, starting with a kick off event at Irvine Nature Center, with two subsequent hybrid discussion sessions in July and August.

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The Resilient Clinician Summer Self Care Reading Group
The Resilient Clinician Summer Self Care Reading Group

Time & Location

Jun 10, 2023, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Heidi's House , 4101 KINCAID RD, BALDWIN, MD, 21013

About the Event

Let's read together this summer!   We will be reading from “The Resilient Clinician,” a book that will be gifted to W2s (ICs will need to order a book) for optional summer self-care reading.   We will have a kick off event at Heidi's house on her deck enjoying coffee and snacks, followed up  two additional discussions (at CMHC and on-line).

Each registrant will get a copy of Robert J. Wick's book The Resilent Clincian in advance of the event.

Kick-off event June 10th at Heidi's house from 9:30-11:30am.

  • Discussing nature-informed self-care practices
  • Book Discussion (chapters 1 & 2 and Introduction)
  • Lunch 

July 14th, 9:30 am to 11 am- Bagel & Book Discussion -- chapter 3 (in person at CMHC - online option also offered)

August 25th,  9:30 am to 11 am -Bagel and Book Discussion -- chapter 4 and Appendix A-F  (in person at CHMC- online option also offered)

Author of several acclaimed books and expert in the field of secondary stress, psychologist Robert Wicks addresses the experience of the mental health professional and raises awareness of the insidious, almost silent psychological defenses of denial and avoidance in the life of the clinician. A concise guide to preventing and limiting acute and chronic secondary stress, The Resilient Clinician offers an overview of mindfulness and meditation as it applies to the clinician's own life rather than that of the client or patient, and describes how to develop a personally designed self-care protocol. This immensely readable book also includes one of the most current selective bibliographies of relevant research and clinical and theoretical publications in the subject area, from common stressors and vicarious post-traumatic stress disorders to burnout and compassion fatigue. Informed by positive psychology and infused with compassion and wisdom, this book will help clinicians remain challenged, maintain perspective, and be inspired both professionally and personally.

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