Managing Seasonal Burnout in the Age of COVID-19

December 16, 2020
Event Details:

Managing Seasonal Burnout in the Age of COVID-19
Organized by the SNMMI-TS COVID-19 Taskforce

December 16, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Course Description
As we enter the tenth month of the pandemic with real fatigue setting in and consequences both personal and professional mounting as the winter months approach, essential health workers are bearing the brunt of much of the stress.

Having worked extensively in hospital settings and treated numerous health care professionals, Beth Shubert, LCSW, is uniquely positioned to understand the challenges of nuclear medicine technologists during these stressful times. She will present approaches for both short- and long-term management of mental health concerns, help to discover attitudes that may be interfering with the ability to distance, and provide tangible action items as well as needed reassurances.

Beth will identify the problems and hurdles NMTs are facing in managing multiple mental health stress points. She will go over day-to-day (and even hour-to-hour) techniques for coping with these stresses while maintaining a positive outlook, and overall strategies to get through the holiday season and beyond. Participants will emerge with a better understanding of how to find solutions, strategies, and coping mechanisms for burnout and mental fatigue..

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the problems and hurdles nuclear medicine technologists are facing in managing multiple mental health stress points relating to how COVID-19 affects the workplace and daily life.
  • ​Develop strategies for coping with these stresses to prevent mental fatigue.
  • ​Implement these techniques to prevent burnout during COVID-19, the holiday season, and beyond

About the Speaker:
Beth Shubert, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with over 50 years of experience in social work, therapy, home health, teaching, and administration. She has worked in facilities ranging from major hospitals to correctional institutions to rehabilitation centers to local crisis support units. For the last 35 years she has maintained a thriving private practice in Gainesville, Florida. An active community volunteer, Beth has served on numerous boards and committees, and is currently a member of the NASW-Florida PACE Executive Board. She has been an adjunct assistant professor at the University of North Carolina and Florida State University, supervising fieldwork for MSW candidates. Beth earned her AB from Oberlin College and MSW from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a 57-year member of NASW and is a board-certified diplomate in clinical social work.