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Resilient Mindset: Caring for Yourself as You Run and Grow Your SLP Practice (PD102784)

Presenter(s): Melissa Deutsch, MS, CCC-SLP, ACC, CPCC
Course Description

SLPs in private practice wear two hats and carry two loads: caring clinician and business owner. Whether you are starting out or have weathered many seasons, there will be days when you find yourself overwhelmed and wonder, “Am I up for this? Is it possible to create the work and life that I love when I feel burned out?” This course shares tools and strategies for boosting resilience at work and in life. The presenter demonstrates evidence-backed ways to rediscover your flow; identify healthier ways to relate to your business; and reconnect with your emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual center—and gives you time to practice these techniques during the course.

This course is a recorded session from the 2023 online conference "Keys to a Successful SLP Private Practice."

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Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Identify resources to reduce stress and make empowered decisions that help you and your practice thrive 
  • Ground and center yourself into the present moment to decrease anxiety and increase problem-solving in the face of challenges 
  • Create healthy time, space, and energy boundaries rooted in your core values

Presenter Information

Melissa Page Deutsch, MS, CCC-SLP, ACC, CPCC (she/her/hers) is a life coach and a speech-language pathologist. She is the author of This SLP Life: Powerful Self-Care Practices to Embrace Change. Melissa has published and presented on creative and empowering ways to navigate professional transitions, manage burnout, and deal with the inner critic. Her work as a speech-language pathologist has included clinical work with individuals and groups spanning ages and diagnoses in teaching hospitals, rehabilitation, private practice, and university clinics, as well as academic work as a researcher and clinical supervisor of graduate students. Melissa draws on her experience and expertise in communication and cognition, as well as superb listening skills and deep intuition, in her life’s work as a coach to appreciate and encourage the best in individuals and groups. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in French from Davidson College and a master of science in speech-language pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Melissa is married with two adult children. She, her husband, and their two dogs split time between Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia. She loves learning about other cultures, enjoying nature, and spending time with family and friends.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Author of This SLP Life, published by ASHA Press

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Online conference dates: May 10–22, 2023, September 6–18, 2023
Start date: November 7, 2023
End date: November 7, 2028

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102784
Available Through: November 07, 2028