Continuing Education

Assessing Wellness in Psychology: Examples from Medicine

Jodie Eckleberry-Hunt, PhD, ABPP, and Heather Kirkpatrick, PhD, ABPP, MSCP

Wellness is increasingly becoming an area of research and clinical focus among health care professionals. At the same time, it is not entirely clear what constitutes attainable wellness goals, particularly among individuals in demanding professions. The focus of this paper is to review recent research on physician wellness and draw comparisons to psychologists. We discuss our research findings that physician wellness encompasses three factors, Career Purpose, (lack of) Distress, and Cognitive Flexibility. The hope is that psychologists, who are increasingly moving into medical practice settings, will be able to benefit from this different perspective.

Year 2016
Credit 1
Level Intermediate
Price $25.00
Learning Objectives
  1. Compare findings from research on physician wellness to psychologists.
  2. Use the three scales of the Physician Wellness Inventory to better understand psychologist wellness.
  3. Describe activities and strategies that can boost feelings of wellness.

Eckleberry-Hunt, J. and Heather Kirkpatrick, H. (2016). Assessing Wellness in Psychology: Examples from Medicine. The Register Report, 42, 16-21.

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