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Part 1: Psychologists’ Well-Being: An aspirational guideline or ethical responsibility?
Friday, June 05, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
Category: Continuing Education Event

June 5, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Attendees who registered for the "live webinar" version of this event received an email on Thursday, June 4 at 8:00 PM, with directions on how to access the webinar and handouts. If you did not receive this information, please email Sarah Burress at [email protected] or call the KPA office at 5022-894-0777.

Part 1: Psychologists’ Well-Being: An aspirational guideline or ethical responsibility?, 1.5 CE
This workshop is part 1 of a 2-part series. The presenter recommends that you participate in part 1 prior to participating in part 2. Information on part 2 can be found by clicking here.

Presented by Abbie O'Ferrell Beacham, Ph.D.

Psychologists are stepping up to meet unprecedented clinical, programmatic and research demands in response to a global pandemic. In general, topics of Burnout and Well-Being among psychologists do not receive as much attention as is warranted. Psychologists find themselves to be consistently “outward facing” and may experience a drain on their own well-being not readily recognized by themselves or others. Consequently, it is now crucial that we systematically attend and be accountable to how this era of progressively increasing demands are affecting our own well-being. This two-part experiential workshop will encourage self-exploration and application of concepts as potential components of psychologists’ ethical responsibility specifically as it pertains to levels of impairment and competence [Section 2.03 and 2.06 (a) (b)]. This workshop fulfills1.5 of the 3 hours necessary according to the KRS 319 ethics/risk management requirement for psychology professionals.Skill Level: Beginning.

Workshop Objectives

Participants will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of definitions and constructs of “Burnout”, “Well-being” and “Flourishing”
  • Apply Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct to real world examples pertinent to Well-being and Burnout

About the Presenter:

Abbie O’Ferrell Beacham, PhD is an Associate Professor and Director of Behavioral Science in the School of Dentistry at the University of Louisville. Prior to returning to Louisville, served as the Associate Director of the Resilience Program and Office of Professional Excellence at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She was part of the inception and implementation of innovative programs designed to address burnout and support the overall well-being of health care professionals. She completed her doctoral training at the University of Louisville and her predoctoral internship in Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center. Her post-doctoral fellowship research and clinical work was in psycho-oncology and orofacial pain at the University of Kentucky Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry. She has extensive clinical experience working and training students in interprofessional team based care in medical settings including primary care, psycho-oncology and chronic pain management. Dr. Beacham’s research and clinical work has integrated acceptance-based approaches to behavioral self-management in clinical medical and non-clinical populations and Resilience/Well-Being in healthcare professionals.


This workshop is appropriate for Psychologists, Social Workers, Other Mental Health Professionals

Registration Fees

Registration fee's for Single workshop:

KPA Members: review your emails for a coupon code for 20% off! Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.  (code expires June 12, 2020) 

Registrant Type

Part 1

Part 2


KPA Member $50 $50 $100
Non-KPA Member $75 $75 $150
Student Member+
(no CE credit)
$15 $15 $30

  +Any student member needing CE credit must register at the KPA member rate. 

This program has been approved for 1.5 CE credits by the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA).

It is important to note that APA continuing education rules require that KPA only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop.  An evaluation of the workshop must be completed. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or disconnect before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given.

KPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. KPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. KPA is also an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology.  

Social Workers & Art Therapists: 
KPA is an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Board of Professional Art Therapists. (Provider #1004)

Pastoral Counselors:
KPA is approved to offer Continuing Education to Pastoral Counselors as stated in 201 KAR 38:070, Section 3(1)(b) as an approved KBEP provider.

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Contact: William Summay - KPA Administrative Assistant - [email protected]