Hello, friends! In this episode, I dive into two questions related to preventing and managing emotional burnout as a therapist, and dealing with grief and the feeling of guilt that can ensue.
Hi Dr.Duff, just wanted to pose a question that you may like to address in a podcast episode!
How does one manage and prevent emotional burnout as a therapist?
I want to apply to clinical psychology programs because I believe this would be such a great profession for me and my interests. My only hesitation is that I am a sensitive person, and I am worried that the weight of people’s problems could make this job hard to enjoy and last in long term.
I have found comfort in your podcast and appreciate you shedding light on a wide variety of topics. I was hoping maybe you could cover this on your next podcast episode. I am a 25-year-old woman and I struggle with coping with grief. Everyone in my family has passed by the time I was 24 and I recently just had to say goodbye to my other half, my dog, February of 2022. I have lost someone every year since 2015. And I have a hard time focusing on getting through to better days and often find myself just rushing through the days. Almost rushing to when it is my time and hope to see them again one day. I do not have thoughts of self harm, but I can’t help but miss them and wishing I could turn back time. Also, I feel guilty for wanting to return back to “normal”. Thank you again for all that you do.
Episode 298 – Related Posts
As well as listening to the podcast, you can also find my thoughts on the questions in written format in these related posts!
Question 1 – How Do You Prevent Emotional Burnout As A Therapist? – Duff The Psych
Question 2 – Am I A Bad Person For Wanting To Move On From Grief? – Duff The Psych
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