Self-care for psychologists

by Erica Wise, Ph.D. contributor to APA's Progress Notes

The term “self-care” is having a major moment as more people report seeking ways to lower their stress levels and improve mental health. In this episode, a psychologist — and self-care expert — shares why practitioners need to make it a priority as well.

Erica Wise, PhD, is a clinical professor and director of the Psychology Training Clinic in the clinical psychology doctoral program at UNC Chapel Hill. She is a former member and chair of the APA Ethics Committee and the North Carolina Psychology Board. She is a member of the APA Board Educational Affairs (BEA), past-president of NCPA and co-chair of the NCPA Ethics Committee. Her professional interests include professional education and training and the integration of ethics, diversity, and self-care into academic and professional practice settings. She was the recipient of the 2013 Fifth Annual APA Ethics Committee Award for Outstanding Contributions to Ethics Education, and in 2014 she received an APA Presidential Citation for her work in social justice advocacy and self-care for psychologists. 

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