Managing Challenges & Preventing Burnout in the Training Director Role: Panel Discussion

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Featuring Dr. Keith Magnus, Dr. Cecilia Sun, and Dr. Carlina Wheeler

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A panel of psychology training directors at the internship and postdoctoral levels will join Clover team members to discuss common training program challenges and to highlight strategies for preventing burnout. This session will include an overview of the types of challenges training directors face in their unique roles within agencies and institutions. Professional burnout and who it tends to affect most will be described; and protective factors and approaches for preventing and managing burnout will be addressed. Drawing from firsthand experience, panelists will offer insights and strategies for succeeding in the training director role, including time management techniques, training team engagement, agency and program policies and practices, steps for dealing with difficult trainees, planning for and surviving reaccreditation, and more.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will be able to:

  • Identify challenges that are unique to the training director role.
  • Describe symptoms of, and factors contributing to, burnout among mental health professionals.
  • Develop a plan for preventing and overcoming burnout.
  • Utilize strategies to manage challenges commonly faced by psychology training directors.

Featuring Dr. Keith Magnus, Dr. Cecilia Sun, and Dr. Carlina Wheeler

Dr. Keith Magnus, Butler University Counseling & Consulting Services
Dr. Cecilia Sun, University of Houston Counseling & Psychological Services
Dr. Carlina Wheeler, UC Davis Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology Internship Program