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Fall Conference 2018: Course 3 of 3: Strategies for Avoiding and Recovering from Practitioner Burnout

  • 13-Oct-2018
  • 2:00 PM - 6:15 PM
  • Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula, Montana


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Strategies for Avoiding and Recovering from Practitioner Burnout

Presented by Jessica Drummond, DCN, CCN, PT

4 Contact Hours, MT category A 

Full Course information can be found by scrolling down below. 

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Provisions include a light continental breakfast including coffee, lunch at the business meeting. 


Missoula Hilton Gardon Inn. Please request MAPTA room block by calling 406-532-5300

Board Meeting

October 12, 2018, 6pm. Missoula

Business Meeting

Business meeting and elections will be held at noon on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the CE site. Lunch is included for those registered for the course. Please RSVP if you are not registered (you may register online). Please send agenda items to the office or President Jay Shaver by Septemer 22, 2018. Final agenda will be posted by October 3, 2018.

Cancellation Policy

MAPTA reserves the right to refuse/cancel an event registration. If MAPTA refuses a registration, registrants will be offered a full refund.

Registration Cancellation by Participant:

  • Cancellations will be accepted in writing via fax, email, or mail.
  • A $25.00 administration fee will be withheld when cancellation occurs up to ten days prior to the start of the event; 50% refund if cancelled 2-10 days prior; 25% refund if cancelled 0-1 day prior.

Group Discounts:

10% Discount for 3 or more APTA Member PTs/PTAs from one clinic. Fees for all persons must be made with one payment. No exceptions. Credit will not be provided at a later date. Combining discounts (ie Lifetime AND Group) is not applicable. If you need to take advantage of this, call us for a group code to pay online, or mail in your check with participant names.

Student Discounts: 

Students may take any classroom course for only $99. Courses in which we need to limit numbers or labs do not apply.  If you need to take advantage of this, call us for a group code to pay online, or mail in your check with participant names.

Lifetime Member:

Lifetime members may take any non-limited seating, MAPTA sponsored CE at 50% discount. Combining discounts (ie Lifetime AND Group) is not applicable. If you need to take advantage of this, call us for a group code to pay online, or mail in your check with participant names.

Full Conference Agenda

Saturday (all courses):
7:00 - 8:00am Professional Issues Forum
8:00am - 12noon/12:15pm Courses 1 &2 with break
12:15pm - 2:00pm MAPTA Business meeting and luncheon
2:00pm - 6:00pm Courses 1 &3 with break
6:00pm Reception
Evening Dinner location TBA, no host

Sunday (Only Cervical Course (#1) continues on Sunday):
8:000am - 12noon Course with break
12noon - 1:00pm Lunch on your own
1:00pm - 4:00pm Course with break

About the course:

Strategies for Avoiding and Recovering from Practitioner Burnout

Course Description: 

In this session, the participants will learn:

Module 1: Start at The Beginning

In this module, we will support you to clarify your work and life values, goals, and vision. You will also realistically consider your energy and resources, and bring self-awareness to how you like and need to work for long term sustainability. Learn to use behavioral and career assessments to determine our strengths.

Module 2: Your Resources

Advancing your career requires mental focus, energy, and endurance! Your physical, mental, and emotional resources are essential to your career success and longevity. How can you reach more patients with your unique skills, experience, and presence? We will also look honestly at your financial, time, skill, and support resources.

Module 3: Stress and Productivity

While we can’t magically erase all of your stress, there are many strategies for mitigating stress to protect your long term health. And, while stress management is ESSENTIAL. It’s not enough

You must understand the ROOT CAUSE of your stress. Perhaps it feels like you can’t change much about the most common stressors in health care…

  • Your crazy work hours
  • Getting your patients to be more motivated
  • Lack of time for lunch
  • Too much paperwork
  • No time for self-care or exercise

You’ll be surprised, but once you consider your work - your calling and your skill set - within the full context of your life, you’ll find that you have more power over your stressors than you think.

In this module, we’ll go deep - get to your stress root cause, create systems in your life for buffering and balancing your stress, build your Web of Support, and align your work with your life to lower your stress load for the long term - while keeping you healthy enough to care for others for decades to come!

Module 4: Movement, Brain Focus & Energy Maintenance

Most healthcare professions are active, but that doesn’t mean that you’re getting the movement and specific exercise that you need each day. And, if your job is sedentary, you may struggle even more to get enough activity in each day.

Getting enough (and not too much!) of the right kind of exercise each day can make a MASSIVE difference in your fitness, brain focus, and (especially if your job is physical - like physical therapy) even your ability to keep working for the long term.

In this module, it’s time to get accountable to your movement plan!

We’ll also talk efficiency and focus! How is it that some people get SO MUCH DONE each day, and others struggle to finish the never ending paperwork at the end of each work day? Why do some healers need to work through lunch most days, while others are able to take the time for a noon workout and a nice post-workout meal?

If you struggle with forgetting details, brain fog, or memory challenges, this module is for you.

Finally, in Module 5, we remember that pleasure is not optional.

Your work is essential, and there is no dress rehearsal for life. Without pleasure, even running the business of your dreams, being a witness to the miracle of healing can become just another job.

Course Description and Objectives: 

  1. The participants will identify and describe their unique, individual work/ life goals, values and vision.
  2. The participants will use validated behavioral and career assessments to determine their strengths.
  3. The participants will identify their physical, emotional, financial, and support resources, and how to apply them to reduce work-related burnout, and get support to prevent burnout, even in the context of some work-related stress.
  4. The participants will demonstrate the ability to practice mindfulness medication, and vagus nerve toning strategies to address their personal stress resilience - and teach these strategies to their patients.
  5. The participants will identify the root cause of their primary stressors, and consider options for modifying these stressors at home and at work.
  6. The participants will understand the relationship between cognitive and emotional endurance and productivity, and will practice strategies for improving cognitive and emotional endurance.

Course Agenda:

Saturday ONLY, schedule includes 1 15 minute breaks

(7:15am - MAPTA Professional Issues Forum begins the Day)
8:00am - 12:15pm   Jessica's first course begins, see previous event
12:15pm - 2:00pm MAPTA Business meeting and luncheon

2:00pm - 4:00pm   Burnout Course begins with course modules, see above
4:00pm - 4:15pm Break
4:15pm - 6:15pm Course modules, see above

About the Speaker

Dr. Jessica Drummond, DCN, CCN, PT, Founder and CEO of the Integrative Women's Health Institute is passionate about caring for and empowering women who struggle with women’s and pelvic health conditions. She is equally passionate about educating and supporting clinicians in confidently and safely using integrative tools to transform women's and pelvic healthcare.

Having two decades of experience in women’s and pelvic health as a physical therapist and functional nutritionist, plus owning a private women’s health clinical nutrition and coaching practice, gives her a unique perspective on the integrative, conservative options for pelvic pain management, hormone balance, preconception and fertility support, postpartum recovery, and chronic pain and fatigue management. She regularly lectures on topics such as integrative pelvic pain management, natural fertility options, optimal hormone health, and functional and integrative nutrition for rehabilitation, nutrition, wellness, fitness, and medical professionals.

Dr. Drummond was educated at the University of Virginia, Emory University, Duke Integrative Medicine, and Maryland University of Integrative Health.

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