Friday, January 27, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:30 pm via Zoom

Dr. Marielle Collins, Ph.D., Cleveland Clinic

Title: The ethics of self-care: A professional imperative


Psychologists and psychology trainees face unique demands in their clinical and professional work that create an increased risk for burnout. An ethical lens can be helpful for discussing issues related to burnout including problems that may arise due to burnout, and the ethical imperative of practicing self-care. This talk will cover the complexity of burnout diagnosis and early detection, and recommendations for graduate clinical training programs and practicing professionals for monitoring self and others for warning signs of burnout and implementing self-care.

References: Marielle H. Collins & Carolyn K. Cassill (2022) Psychological wellness and self-care: an ethical and professional imperative, Ethics & Behavior, 32:7, 634-646, DOI: 10.1080/10508422.2021.1971526 (Links to an external site). 

About Dr. Collins:

Dr. Marielle Collins earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, where she also completed an APA accredited internship in health psychology. Dr. Collins completed her postdoctoral fellowship in health psychology at Cleveland Clinic and then joined the Cleveland Clinic staff as a health psychologist. She has worked to develop and build Cleveland Clinic’s consultation-liaison psychology service, and specializes in caring for patients within the hospital setting who are recovering from significant medical illness, and providing psychological services to patients at bedside, and expert consultation to interdisciplinary medical teams. Her research interests include developing mindfulness interventions that can be integrated into medical settings to address professional burnout, caregiver burden, pain, mood disorders, and psychological factors affecting medical conditions.