Instructor: Howard Baumgarten is a Licensed Professional Counselor, author, consultant, public speaker, and owner of a mental health private practice in Lakewood, Colorado. He has lectured internationally about mental health, business, and wellness across multiple fields. Howard routinely consults and trains healthcare industry professionals on a variety of psychology & health related topics including workplace stress, compassion fatigue awareness, and burnout prevention.
Healthcare professionals, regardless of specialty and work setting, are under more stress than ever evidenced by increases in demand for quality services that are more efficient and extremely thorough, higher costs, reduced staffing, and diminishing resources. Many healthcare workers are putting in longer hours for less pay. From working extra twenty-four shifts to simply burning the midnight oil catching up on paperwork, the healthcare industry puts a great deal of stress and fatigue on the average worker and their relationships, including family. Healthcare professionals bear witness to human suffering on a routine basis and are constantly reminded that tragedy, pain, and challenge often loom large in the midst of helping patients heal.