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Self-care has never been more challenging or more important for psychotherapists than in the last year. The Professional Practice Committee of Division 29 reached out to Dr. Erica Wise, an expert on self-care, to learn more. In this video, Dr. Wise shares her insights on self-care and provides unique tips for practitioners looking to work on expanding their self-care practices.

During this time of the Pandemic, therapists are experiencing similar struggles as their clients and self-care is both more difficult and more important than ever. This interview with Dr. Wise helps clarify this need and includes strategies to help therapists expand their self-care practices.

Leigh Ann Carter, Psy.D. earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Loyola University Maryland. She is currently a staff psychologist and Coordinator of Anxiety and Depression Services at Towson University Counseling Center in addition to working with patients in her part-time private practice. Dr. Carter is the co-author of Self-Care for Clinicians in Training: A Guide to Psychological Wellness for Graduate Students in Psychology and currently serves as the Early Career Domain Representative for APA's Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (Division 29).

Cite This Article

Carter, L. A., & Wise, E. H. (2021, March). Therapist self-care in the pandemic and beyond. [Web article]. Retrieved from http://www.societyforpsychotherapy.org/self-care-for-private-practitioners-in-2020-and-beyond



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