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Enhancing Well-Being Through Reducing Burnout and Fostering Mindfulness: Research, Practice, and Incorporating Techniques into Classroom & Clinical Training

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In keeping with policies resulting from COVID-19, this program will be only offered via Zoom.

Co-Sponsored by the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Well-being and Student Wellness Committees

Enhancing Well-Being Through Reducing Burnout and Fostering Mindfulness: Research, Practice, and Incorporating Techniques into Classroom & Clinical Training

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 26, 2021, via Zoom

Developing strategies to reduce burnout and improve well-being is instrumental in coping with stress, maximizing didactic and clinical teaching and in providing the best possible care to our patients.  Mindfulness is a nonjudgmental awareness of the present moment that results in healthier and more adaptive ways of responding to stress.  This program will provide a brief overview of mindfulness, describe burnout and kindness and the research that supports it, and will provide an opportunity to practice brief mindfulness exercises and tips for incorporation.  Break-out sessions will enable participants to discuss ways to incorporate well-being techniques into classroom and clinical training.

This program is the second in our Well-Being series and will build on the content and skills presented in the first well-being program on February 3, 2021.  Attendance at the February 3rd program is not a prerequisite for this program.

Learning Objectives:  At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe burnout, mindfulness, and kindness and the related research
  2. Engage in and lead others through mindfulness exercises
  3. Outline strategies to implement and facilitate practical well-being techniques in classroom and clinical training environments


Target Audience:  This program is designed for faculty, staff, preceptors, post-doctoral fellows and students.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Friday, May 21, at 5 p.m.

To Register Click Here

The University Of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE program 0046-9999-21-163-L04-P provides 1.0 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education credit. To receive CE credit, participants must sign-in upon arrival (in class or online), attend the entire program and complete the evaluation within 60 days of the program date (included in LECE which will open after the workshop). Statements of credit can be viewed and printed in CPE Monitor in approximately 2 to 3 weeks. **No partial credit will be available**


Presenter Information

Eileen Burker, PhD, CRC

Director, Division of Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling & Professor, UNC School of Medicine

Eileen Burker, PhD, CRC, received her MS and PhD degrees in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University and received her MA degree in Rehabilitation Counseling with an emphasis in vocational evaluation from the University of Georgia.  She completed her internship and a post-doctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at Duke University. She is currently a Professor and Director of the Division of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling in the Department of Allied Health Sciences at the UNC School of Medicine where she teaches Applied Counseling Skills in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling and Principles of Group Counseling in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling.  She is the clinical psychologist for the UNC Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant and LVAD programs. Her current research interests include quality of life before and after heart transplant, lung transplant and VAD as well as vocational issues associated with chronic disease.

Katy Martin-Fernandez, MA, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Intern, UNC School of Medicine

Katy Martin-Fernandez, M.A. is a Clinical Psychology doctoral intern in the Behavioral Medicine track in UNC’s Department of Psychiatry. She is a doctoral candidate at Kent State University and will receive her PhD in August upon completion of her internship. After graduation, Katy will be completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist Health. Katy’s research interests include presurgical psychological evaluations, pre- and postsurgical quality of life, behavioral adherence, and chronic disease management.




Event FAQ

  • A Zoom link will be provided prior to the session via a confirmation Outlook invitation. To receive CE credit, you must be registered for the program and we must be able to tie your registration to your Zoom login (use your name).


May 26
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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