As workload increases for speech-language pathologists, current challenges need to be acknowledged. SLPs across the country are impacted by increased caseloads, lack of opportunity to collaborate with educational and clinical staff, increased paperwork and decreased job satisfaction. As a result, the mental health of speech-language pathologists is potentially impacted. Mental health, which includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being, impacts our ability to think, feel, and act as speech-language pathologists. This session provided considerations regarding mental health and pro-active, functional action items to support the mental health of speech-language pathologists on a day-to-day basis.
Participants will be able to:
Define and identify mental health considerations for speech-language pathologists.
Describe self-care as an ethical mandate per principles of ethics for speech-language pathologists.
Identify outcomes for stressors for speech-language pathologists.
Identify effective and efficacious strategies to support the emotional, psychological, and social well-being of speech-language pathologists.
3 min: intro of topic
10 minutes: State of current affairs for SLPs
10 minutes: Outcomes for stressors
30-35 minutes: Solutions
5 minutes: Conclusion