Most therapists don't "clock out" at the end of the day, nor do we want to. This course honors the mission-driven nature of our work, while also recognizing the full scope of burdens that come with that mission. It addresses mental load without shaming the experience of it.
The “mental load” is a feminist term initially coined to describe the silent psychological burden of women who take care of children and household duties, often in addition to holding down a job. It also refers to the devaluation and largely “invisible labor” of managing the minutiae of details related to domestic family life.
When we pair the responsibility of our professional mental loads with our personal ones, trying to find balance becomes elusive at best. We may not even fully understand how our mental load affects us emotionally and physiologically over the long term.
In this course, Shira Myrow explores the modern "mental load" for clients and therapists alike. She focuses on the importance of creating compassion and curiosity around expectations and limitations. She identifies practices that can be helpful for therapists as well as the clients we treat, in managing the mental load of modern life.
1 Hour CE. Recorded video format (non-interactive). Total running time 68 minutes.
Define “mental load” in a broad cultural context
Describe how stress related to technology use affects the experience of mental load
Apply at least two stress reduction techniques to the observance and experience of mental load
1. Mental load in the digital age
i. Origin of the term
ii. Evolving definition
2. Environmental stress
iii. Social context
3. Mental load and stress
i. Impacts of technology
ii. Unique impacts for therapists
4. Coping strategies
Format and Length:
Video format (non-interactive); Total running time 68 minutes
Intermediate. This course assumes a post-graduate level of clinical and theoretical knowledge.
To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz.
Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, counselors, clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.
Publication and Review Dates:
Course Published: May 21, 2020
Financial Support Statement:
SimplePractice Learning pays course providers. This course is provided by Therapy Reimagined, with SimplePractice maintaining full control of content development and continuing education compliance. There is no other financial support for this course.
Conflict of Interest Statement:
There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.
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Continuing Education Approvals:
SimplePractice is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course provides 1 hour of continuing education (1 CE credit) for psychologists.
SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
SimplePractice is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #145276). SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
SimplePractice is approved as a Rule/Statute Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Note that we do not automatically report CE completion to CE Broker at this time, so certificates of completion must be manually uploaded. Click here for more information.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0582.
SimplePractice is approved to provide continuing education activities for Social Workers in the state of Texas. Social Work CE Provider Number 7678.
This course is not part of our continuing education program approved through NAADAC. Click here to view our complete CE approval information, or check out our collection of NAADAC approved courses.