Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of management 2.0 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: One of the greatest gifts persons in the health care professions can share with others is a sense of their own peace. However, they cannot share what they do not have. By discussing psychological approaches to secondary stress (the pressures experienced in reaching out to others), Dr. Wicks offers insights into how physicians, nurses, chaplains, psychologists, social workers, hospice workers, and other health care professionals/executives can extend their warmth to others without losing their own inner fire in the process. Topics will include: "unlearning;" maintaining a sense of perspective; ordinariness; the circle of supportive and challenging friends needed in health care; balance; passion; strong self-awareness; developing a self-care protocol; applying positive psychology in the clinician's own life; and the necessity of appreciating the building blocks of mindfulness. Robert J. Wicks, PsyD, who received his doctorate in Psychology from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, is a professor at Loyola University Maryland. He has taught in universities and professional schools of psychology, medicine, nursing, theology, and social work. In the past several years, he has spoken on Capitol Hill to Members of Congress and their Chiefs of Staff, at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Mayo Clinic, and at Harvard's Children's Hospital on his major area of expertise: the prevention of secondary stress (the pressures encountered in reaching out to others.) In his clinical and consulting practice, Dr. Wicks focuses on working with psychotherapists, physicians, nurses, educators, relief workers, lawyers, corporate executives, persons in full-time ministry and members of the military. Dr. Wicks has published over 40 books for both professionals and the general public. In 2006, Dr. Wicks received the first annual Alumni Award for Excellence in Professional Psychology from Widener University and is also recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Counseling Association's Division on Ethics and Values.
Describe chronic and acute secondary stress.
Develop a self-care protocol.
Determine the four types of friends needed in one's interpersonal support network.
Speakers(s): Robert Wicks, PsyD
Disclosure(s): Robert Wicks, PsyD has no financial disclosures to report.